While Nuts are considered really good for health, it is also true that they can cause some long lasting side-effects in the body, which can also turn extremely serious if not taken care of on time. Nut allergies usually develop in childhood, but yes, it is possible to develop one in your young adult and adult years as well.
If you are worried whether or not you are prone to it, and how to spot the signs to get immediate help and treatment to avoid any health consequences, do read on.
What Can Cause It?
It is not yet clear what can cause a Nut Allergy in adults, but some doctors feel that it can happen after you have suffered a viral infection.
Some Of The Most Common Signs Of A Nut Allergy
- Rashes on your body
- Swelling around the face, eyes and mouth
- Swelling in the throat which can also cause problems with breathing
- Redness on the face or other parts of the face
- Itching sensation
- Runny nose or stuffy nose
- Watery eyes or itching in the eyes
- Pain or soreness in the throat
- Sneezing and maybe some amount of coughing
- Pain in the stomach
- Nausea and vomiting
- Problem in breathing
- Tightness around the chest area
- Problems in focusing and feeling confused
What To Do About It
If you know you had something with nuts in it and can see any of these symptoms above, make sure to immediately visit your nearest doctor.
Common Foods That May Contain Nuts
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These Foods Most Often Do Contain Nuts, So Be Careful
- Chocolates and sweets
- Salad dressings
- Baked items
- Energy bars
- Flavoured coffees
How To Prevent A Future Occurrence?
A lot of the Food labels do state if their ingredient list has nuts in it, so do make sure to read the label and the list first, before you eat something, especially packaged foods. If you are not sure whether or not what you are eating contains nuts or not, it is best to avoid eating it altogether.
To avoid an allergic reaction in the future, consult an allergist and get yourself tested and check if you have to stop eating them altogether or in moderation.
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