cross-contamination with tree nuts?
Hi everyone. Since first posting on this site in a tizzy about a week ago, my PA son has had both his blood and scratch tests and I finally feel pretty confident that we know what we're dealing with. I've also got our EpiPen Jr.s safely in hand so I'm not spending nearly so much time crying all over my husband about how my poor baby could've died because our pediatrician was stupid... but that's a whole 'nother story!
Isaac's scratch test for tree nuts was negative, and the allergist said he didn't feel that they would be a problem. Now I'm reading all kinds of back posts here and seeing numerous references to "cross-contamination" with tree nuts. Can someone please explain this to me?
Believe you me, I'm not going to feed Isaac a big handful of nuts any time soon. And given the severity of his allergy I am sure as heck not going to feed him anything that even has the possibility of containing peanuts. But now that I'm becoming an obsessed label-reader I've discovered that there are a lot of cereals in my pantry with almond meal in them. Do we really need to forego that morning bowl of cheerios??
Thanks for any help!
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