Hazelnut is one of the nuts commonly linked to allergic reactions. You may have a hazelnut allergy or it could be a cross-reaction. That’s when another substance is so like your trigger it can give you symptoms. People allergic to birch pollen can get an itchy mouth from eating hazelnuts.
Any symptoms from hazelnut, however mild, are a signal to talk your doctor right away. Food allergies carry the risk of anaphylaxis. This is a severe systemic allergic reaction (that means it affects your whole body). Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening and is a medical emergency.
Read on to find out more about:
- What’s going on inside your body when you have hazelnut allergy
- Signs and symptoms to look out for
- How to get a diagnosis
- Tips for managing the condition
- Some treatment options