Nuts Allergy Test
Tree nut (walnuts, hazelnuts, cashew nuts, pistachio, coconuts) allergy is common. Allergies affect up to one percent of the world’s population.
Among people, the term "nuts" has been used for fruits that are not real nuts - these are some legumes (peanuts), seeds (pine nuts) and stone fruits (almonds).
Whether real or false nuts, they have similar characteristics and composition. Due to the large amount of protein, the allerginicity of nuts is high.
Allergy symptoms may occur within minutes to 2 hours after ingestion, contact or inhalation of the allergen. This is an early reaction. Symptoms appear on the skin (itching, hives, worsening of eczema, swelling), digestive system (swelling of the lips, swelling of the tongue, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain), respiratory system (allergic rhinitis, shortness of breath, irritating cough). However, the reaction may occur later, in 4-6 hours, we are talking about a delayed reaction.
Special tests include the level of specific IgE of individual crops from the blood. High levels of specific IgE will help us diagnose allergies caused by IgE antibodies.
If an allergy to one species of tree nut is confirmed, it is advisable to exclude other nuts from the diet, as their allergens are very similar.