Posted on: Sat, 07/31/1999 - 1:07pm
afordz's picture
Joined: 07/31/1999 - 09:00

Does anyone know what nutmeg is and if it causes a reaction to pa children. I have a 4 year old child who is also allergic to other nuts and legumes. I have kept her from this since I found out about her allergies but I wasn't sure what this is. Can anyone help?

Posted on: Sat, 07/31/1999 - 1:15pm
Katie's picture
Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

pI think Nutmeg is a grated seed of a tree. But I don't think it's like other nuts. I have nutmeg in eggnog every Christmas and have never had a reaction. (I am allergic to peanuts and all tree nuts.)/p

Posted on: Thu, 08/05/1999 - 9:38pm
Kathryn's picture
Joined: 02/17/1999 - 09:00

pHi, my allergist explained that nutmeg was a seed, not a nut, and therefore, we do not need to avoid it./p

Posted on: Sat, 08/21/1999 - 2:28pm
afordz's picture
Joined: 07/31/1999 - 09:00

pThanks for your replies about nutmeg. When ever I see the word nut I cringe! This was a little relief though. Thanks again!/p

Posted on: Sat, 08/21/1999 - 5:13pm
Lizbet's picture
Joined: 05/13/1999 - 09:00

pMy daughter is allergic to peanuts even the smell of them makes her react, she has had nutmeg before everytime with hives, so we have stopped giving her some she sometimes also reacts to cinnamon./p

Posted on: Sat, 09/28/2002 - 11:03am
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

pRe-raising as the question just came up again.../p

Posted on: Mon, 12/16/2002 - 3:13am
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

This question has come up many times. I will do a search and raise the appropriate thread for you.
take care

Posted on: Mon, 12/16/2002 - 9:14am
cath127's picture
Joined: 02/05/2002 - 09:00

Thanks, Deb.

Posted on: Mon, 12/16/2002 - 10:45am
smack's picture
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

Nutmeg is safe. It comes from the seeds of a tropical tree. Coconut is also usually safe to eat. A coconut is actually the seed of a fruit, though some have reacted to coconut you should discuss eating coconut with your health care provider before introducing coconut to your child's diet.

Posted on: Sat, 11/17/2007 - 10:50pm
pfmom2's picture
Joined: 01/22/2006 - 09:00

This is what I found on an online Encyclopedia
I know there are some children on this site who can eat Nutmeg. My one child is actually allergic to it and PA/TNA.
Hope this helps.

Posted on: Sat, 11/17/2007 - 11:52pm
momto4boys's picture
Joined: 06/06/2007 - 09:00

I never knew that about nutmeg. The toxicity and risk section was the most surprising. Despite the word nut in the name it never crossed my mind to check it out. My PA son had some egg nog (silk version - he is dairy and egg allergic also) and loved his "Christmas Milk". I think it has nutmeg in it but it is not listed on the label. I guess that could fall under the "natural flavors" listing on the label.


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