Tree Nut vs Peanut

Posted on: Thu, 12/21/2000 - 2:53am
DavisGal's picture
Joined: 07/12/1999 - 09:00

I was wondering if there are any of you out there who are allergic to peanuts, but not tree nuts? If so, do any of you eat tree nuts?

Posted on: Thu, 12/21/2000 - 3:22am
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Anonymous (not verified)

My daughter is allergic to peanuts but not tree nuts. We do not let her have any nuts at all to reduce the risk of cross contamination.

Posted on: Thu, 12/21/2000 - 4:29am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Hi DavisGal,
My son is allergic to peanuts but not to tree nuts. We do not let him have any tree nuts because even though peanuts aren't nuts, I don't want him "confused" between what a nut looks like and a peanut if questioning a particular food. We steer clear of them all!
I am curious though...he was tested for tree nut allergies at 10 months of age. I read on the board somewhere that allergies can change every 5 years?! I would be curious as to whether or not he is now allergic to them as he is 6 1/2 now and has never been re-tested for tree nut.
I just might be making a call to the allergist.
Stay Safe.
[This message has been edited by Connie (edited December 21, 2000).]

Posted on: Thu, 12/21/2000 - 10:26am
BATTY's picture
Joined: 12/04/2000 - 09:00

My son is allergic to peanuts, not tree nuts.
He eats pecans and walnuts all the time. Usually only ones that are in shells. We have always had pecan trees so its not a fortune to eat them.

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2001 - 11:09am
Judd's picture
Joined: 01/04/2001 - 09:00

I know am allergic to peanuts and almonds, although the reactions are different. I know I am not allergic to walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, and macadamias. I live in Hawaii and I love to eat macadamias!. There are many nuts I am not sure of because I have always been too afraid to try pistachios. My sister, who is not PA, recently discovered at age 35 that she has a violent reaction to Brazil nuts. Now she knows how I feel! I am also allergic to soy and most soy products, athough I do use soy sauce often with no noticeable reaction.

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2001 - 2:19am
Diane's picture
Joined: 12/15/1999 - 09:00

My 4 yr old daughter was tested for peanuts and pecans 2 yrs ago. Peanuts was a positive;pecans was a negative. However, we have kept her from eating nuts anyway. Last week while she was at her aunts house she pointed to a bowl of hershey kisses and told her aunt that she can have those, thinking that they were the plain kind that Mom has at home. Well they turned out to be the ones with almonds in them. Her aunt was frantic after realizing what she just ate waiting for a reaction. But she did not react. So now we know she can eat almonds!

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2001 - 2:27am
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Joined: 09/26/2000 - 09:00

My son is allergic to peanuts but not tree nuts also. We keep him away from a lot of nuts though in case they were cooked in peanut oil. We definitely stear clear of mixed nuts. He does eat cereal with almonds though.

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2001 - 3:08am
davidsmom's picture
Joined: 12/02/2000 - 09:00

My son is not allergic to other nuts that we know of. He used to eat honey nut cherrios until he was diagnosed, but now we are afraid to give them to him. We also feel that he could mix up a peanut for a nut, so it is just best to keep him away from everything.

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2001 - 3:20am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

davidsmom - your post could have been my post! Ditto, right down to the Honey Nut Cheerios.
Actually, we thought the Cheerios were made with peanuts, so once Cayley had them, we assumed we'd crossed that hurdle (although she still had the milk allergy, at the time). It's amazing how much allergy education you can squeeze in, once your child has been diagnosed.

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2001 - 7:30am
latymom's picture
Joined: 05/21/2000 - 09:00

My daughter is allergic to peanuts and hazelnuts. She was negative to almonds, pecans, walnuts....I, too, don't let her have any nuts because of the confusion it might cause her (and her caregivers). Also, because of the risk of cross contamination.

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2001 - 9:38am
Caring Mom's picture
Joined: 10/12/2000 - 09:00

At one time my son was allergic to peanuts but, not tree nuts & recently he became allergic to tree nuts. Somewhere on this board, I read it usually both are hand in hand.
I always stayed clear from all nuts anyway because, I didn't want Bobby to get confused because, of the word nut.
Good Luck


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