Posted on: Tue, 10/08/2002 - 4:29am
momofjen's picture
Joined: 10/07/2002 - 09:00

Hi all,
I did a search on acorns, but came up with nothing. Does anyone know if acorns should be avoided if you have PA and TNA ? My allergist doesn't seem to think so. Anyone have a conficting story?

Posted on: Fri, 10/11/2002 - 4:06am
LJG's picture
Joined: 05/23/2002 - 09:00

My dd is TNA. Her allergist has given her the go ahead to handle the outdoor nuts. So far, so good.

Posted on: Fri, 10/11/2002 - 9:14am
margaret's picture
Joined: 11/01/2000 - 09:00

The latest FAAN Newsletter addressess this issue. You can get a copy from [url=""][/url]

Posted on: Fri, 10/11/2002 - 9:58am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Here is the direct link to the recent article from FAAN:

Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2007 - 11:46pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I don't know the if they are tree nut, but my son for some reason loves to play with these. It really freaks me out though. Are people allergic to these?

Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2007 - 11:49pm
gerilynn's picture
Joined: 09/17/2003 - 09:00

And where I live in WI we have lots of Walnut trees that drop the Walnuts....are these also treenuts! Help! They are everywhere!

Posted on: Thu, 08/09/2007 - 12:07am
Lori Anne's picture
Joined: 07/13/2005 - 09:00

This link has a reply from FAAN.

Posted on: Thu, 08/09/2007 - 12:08am
notnutty's picture
Joined: 03/15/2004 - 09:00

I believe acorns are tree nuts. I remember researching this awhile ago because we have a huge oak tree near our home that drops acorns. I think they are related to the hazelnut. My DS is not allergic to tree nuts, but we avoid. He has played with them in the past with no problem, but I would guess that an allergic reaction could exist if someone is allergic to tree nuts, expecially hazlenuts.
I would google though and get the most updated information.
[This message has been edited by notnutty (edited August 09, 2007).]

Posted on: Thu, 08/09/2007 - 7:56am
Lori Anne's picture
Joined: 07/13/2005 - 09:00

I contacted FAAN today to get more recent information. I asked them for recent info and they gave me a quote from a 2002 article, so I guess their stance has not changed. Of course, not everyone agrees with FAAN. You'll have to decide for yourself or discuss this with your allergist. Just sending this on to try to help....
This is what I was sent via email:
Dear Lori,
The information that we have about acorns is attached at the bottom of this
email. You can always check with your allergist concerning the crossover of
hazelnuts and acorns, we do not have specific information on that subject.
IF we at FAAN can be of further assistance, please feel free to email or
call us at any time.
XXXXX XXXXXXXX, Member Communications
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
This article appeared in the October/November 02 issue of Food Allergy News
Copyright 2002 The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
Dear Lynn:
Are acorns and pine cones considered tree nuts? Should contact with these be
avoided by someone with a nut allergy?

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