Talking Allergies

allergy to Cashew
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Author:  Triliam [ Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:19 pm ]
Post subject:  allergy to Cashew

I've posted this in the allergy in the news section as well.

An article on MSNBC talks about a study that reveals that cashews can cause reactions even more severe than peanuts.

Here is the link:


Author:  gem [ Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:43 am ]
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Thanks for the article.

Cashews are part of the poison ivy family. It is the seed of a poisonous fruit. I wonder if that is what creates a more severe reaction.

Author:  Eep [ Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:29 am ]
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I know I'm replying to an ancient thread but the MSNBC article won't display any more. I found the same article republished here:;

Of the tree nuts, I have found that cashews, walnuts, and pistachios give me the most severe reactions (throat swelling up, severe stomach pain, vomiting, etc). I can eat a boatload of peanuts without a problem. And, bizarrely, almonds are fine too. I can personally attest that all nut allergies are not equal.

Author:  ashley5473 [ Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:57 pm ]
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Indeed my dd has had anaphylaxis to peanuts, and her spt showed that...but two days later we did spt on tree nuts and cashew and/or walnut skin prick gave her systemic reaction....SO SCARY!!! :( Thanks for the info! And for bumping it! :)

Author:  Eep [ Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:32 pm ]
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ashley5473 wrote:
cashew and/or walnut skin prick gave her systemic reaction....SO SCARY!!! :(

Yikes, just from a spt?? Now that is scary! I'm really sorry to hear that.

ashley5473 wrote:
Thanks for the info! And for bumping it! :)

No problem. After reading it I thought gee, it's so weird that so much trouble is taken to make peanut-free zones, but cashews and walnuts are actually more dangerous. Maybe practice hasn't caught up to science yet.

Author:  ashley5473 [ Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:38 pm ]
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Yes, even though the peanut products are more prevalent, I worry much more about her cashew allergy in particular. We don't encounter cashew products and such very often, like we do peanuts, but I am always remind her teachers and stuff that those two allergies appear to be severe, too. Especially since she already had cardiovascular symptoms with her peanut allergy....ugh I can't even think about it. ick. Thanks again!

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