How many with PA are also TNA?

Posted on: Fri, 04/27/2007 - 9:45am
Adele's picture
Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

I just read a post here today that some people with with TNA are having reactions to shea nuts.

I'm curious, how many of the adults here with PA, are also TNA?

When I was diagnosed with PA, I was told to avoid all tree nuts. Do you also avoid all tree nuts - and will you avoid shea nuts/shea butter?

* sigh *

[This message has been edited by Adele (edited April 27, 2007).]

Posted on: Fri, 04/27/2007 - 10:41am
krasota's picture
Joined: 04/24/2000 - 09:00

I'm not allergic to any tree nuts, but I sometimes have an OAS reaction to walnuts (tannins).
I was using shea butter lots and lots, but my total allergen load increased and I started reacting with itty bitty microhives. I think it's a cross-reaction with my natural rubber latex allergy, though.

Posted on: Sat, 04/28/2007 - 7:44am
NutsBugMe's picture
Joined: 11/25/2003 - 09:00

I am peanut and walnut allergic and I do avoid all nuts.
I am also avoiding anything with shea because last year while I was at Walmart, I tried a tiny dab of a perfume on my wrist that contained shea nut (butter?) and that spot instantly turned bright red and itched. There was a clerk with me (who had shown me where this scent was - moon path something)and she was like, "wow." I cleaned it right off with some listerine I carry in my purse for just such events, and also took a sip of benadryl just in case.
Terri in the USA
(Severe allergy to peanuts, walnuts, haddock, tuna and avoid all nuts and fish)

Posted on: Sat, 04/28/2007 - 10:52am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

Adele my son tested negative for tree nuts at age 5 but positive at age 18 so go figure. We have always avoided nuts anyway.

Posted on: Mon, 04/30/2007 - 10:49am
MaryM's picture
Joined: 12/11/2006 - 09:00

I am PA and TNA - tested positive to pretty much all tree nuts and have reacted to almonds in a face mask. I have never had a problem with Shea Butter - have been using L'Occitane Shea Butter for years without incident....
[This message has been edited by MaryM (edited April 30, 2007).]

Posted on: Tue, 05/01/2007 - 5:55am
lmw's picture
Joined: 11/12/2005 - 09:00

DD is 20 now. TNA at 8, PA at 18, only ever told to avoid only that to which she had tested posive to.
We have never looked for shea, although now, I am aware of it, and potential trouble. I have no idea if any of the hundreds of products on her dresser or in the shower contain shea, I guess it's something to consider checking.

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2007 - 4:55am
momll70's picture
Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

Hi. I'm PA and TNA and I avoid shea nut/butter. I have used it in creams on my skin and haven't reacted to it but I will not eat it and so far not using it on my skin either.

Posted on: Thu, 05/10/2007 - 1:07pm
falcon's picture
Joined: 07/03/2004 - 09:00

My son is PA and allergic to several tree nuts. We avoid all nuts, including products with shea nut.

Posted on: Sun, 05/27/2007 - 2:29pm
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

I am PA only.
I usually avoid tree nuts as they may be cross contaminated with peanuts if bagged on the same equipment.
However, I do sometimes eat tree nut products (ie: Ferraro Rocher which contains hazelnuts) and I don't avoid shea butter (some soft soaps we use contain shea)

Posted on: Mon, 05/28/2007 - 12:52pm
LisaM's picture
Joined: 11/04/2005 - 09:00

PA and TNA here. I haven't been avoiding shea 100% . . . used to use a shea lip balm, but I won't buy it anymore just in case. I think my conditioner has shea in it. . . I will finish it but won't buy it anymore either.
I haven't reacted to the lip balm or conditioner, but I used to think I wasn't allergic to almonds (no idea why . . just thought it was a less allergenic nut) and occasionally would use products with almond oil. Well, on my last skin prick test, I got a larger welt for almonds than for practically anything else (clams and sesame were also large, which is odd because although I avoid shellfish, I wasn't certain that I was clinically allergic. I guess I'm still not certain, but that welt was itchy for several days, so I'm not about to try it! ditto with sesame).
I do wonder if the almond skin cream made me more sensitive???? This is why I'm wary of shea (but not so much so that I would toss my conditioner).

Posted on: Mon, 05/28/2007 - 1:51pm
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