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Allergy to Nuts

Allergy to nuts is relatively frequent, and often a very serious problem.  For people with nut allergy, exposure to only small amounts of nut fragments cause cause fatal anaphylactic shock.

Allergy to peanuts is the most common; some evidence suggests that peanut allergy may be related to the use of peanuts in baby food; if given to very young children who are not yet able to digest all the components of peanuts fully, the body will then react against those components.  As the peanuts is a member of the pea family unrelated to other nuts, individuals with allergies to peanuts may not be allergic to other nuts, and those with allergies to other nuts may not be allergic to peanuts.