More than 1 allergen = worse reaction?

Posted on: Wed, 01/03/2007 - 7:45pm
pdaisey's picture
Joined: 10/11/2000 - 09:00

If you were allergic to more than 1 nut eg peanuts and walnuts and you ate them both together in the same food, would your reaction be worse than if you ate just the peanut? Just wondering, if anyone has experience of this.

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 10:44am
KIMMO's picture
Joined: 11/04/2006 - 09:00

I would imagine that everyone reacts differently. I had a reaction one night when I ate Snyder's pretzels which were handled in a plant where nuts are processed & I had mild itching. Then the same evening I ate my usual grilled chkn. salad, that I found out later was right next to the walnuts & the person must have touched the nuts & then prepared my salad. Anyways, I started getting itchy bumps all over my face & arms & legs. I had to take benadryl. For me that was the worse reaction I had especially where I didn't directly injest the nuts.

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