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Different types of tree nuts
My child is allergic to peanuts, hazelnuts, walnuts and almonds. Our allergist has instructed us to use the epi-pen upon accidental ingestion of peanuts, hazelnuts, and walnuts, but to wait and see if there is a reaction on almonds. When questioned, he said that technically an almond is a pit, not a nut, and my child is unlikely to have a serious reaction. I also asked him about allergies to macademia nuts, since we were travelling to Hawaii. He responded that macademia nuts are in a different nut family than those to which my child is allergic and not to eat them, but not to be concerned about them.
So . . my question, has anyone had similar advice and looked into the issue of different types of nuts? It has made a difference for us in that I am not concerned about cross-contamination with almonds, only with strict tree nuts.
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