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Peanuts can cause more life-threatening allergic reactions than any other food. They are a legume like soybeans and cannot be considered as a true nut. If you are also one among those with peanut allergy then remember that nearly 25%-50% of the people also react to tree nuts like walnuts. There is nothing to worry because all you need to do is to avoid goobers, arachic oil, and hydrolyzed proteins.
Milk allergy is most commonly seen among children. However, 80% of them outgrow it. Infants may need soy formula or hypoallergenic milk. In some cases, even nursing mothers are asked to avoid drinking milk. Some of the milk proteins are casein, processed foods, and canned tuna as well. If you are allergic to cow’s milk then you might be allergic to goat’s milk also, so all you need to do is avoid drinking milk.
Eggs are considered as the second most common cause of allergies in children and adults. However, children outgrow this allergy as well. Eggs are also found in products like the egg wash on pretzels or the foamy topping in drinks. Read the labels carefully for foods like mayonnaise, noodles, and baked foods so that you can avoid them if they contain eggs. Eggs are also used to make flu vaccines. So, check with your doctor before getting those vaccine shots.
Shellfish allergy develops in adulthood and is a lifelong allergy. Crab, shrimp, crawfish, and lobster i.e. the crustaceans cause most of the allergic reactions. Even certain mollusks can trigger an allergic attack like mussels, escargot, squid, clams, and octopuses. You need to avoid the stove tops or steam tables where shellfish is cooked because the vapors can trigger a reaction.
Common tree nuts that can cause an allergic reaction are almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios, cashews, pine nuts, and Brazil nuts. These are usually labeled in packages, but they are usually difficult to avoid in bakeries and restaurants. However, water chestnuts, nutmeg, sesame and sunflower seeds can be eaten. Tree nut oils like Shea oil are also used in skin lotions so it is advisable to read the product descriptions before buying such products.
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