What do I need to know about Walnut allergy?
DS#1 is a class 4 PA. DS#2, whom I was sure was allergy free =(, just came back a class 3 PA and class 4 Walnut. Now "of course" we have avoided all tree nuts for yeard but I have to admit I have been much more diligent worrying about products that seem more likely to have pnut than I have been about tree nut. For instance I allowed ds#1 to attend a preschool that had a Walnut tree overhanging the play yard and told them just not to let him play with them or eat them! yikes! what was I thinking? If we had not moved, DS#2 would be scheduled to attend there in the fall!
So is there anything specific to tree nut or walnut that I may NOT know? Such as the risk of reaction to Walnut trees? Any unexpected sources of Walnut? We have tried to avoid most foods made in a facility with peanuts but not worried about made in a facility with tree nuts...not sure it has made too much difference.