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.