Let’s get it out there…Nut allergy can be challenging. Nuts are a versatile ingredient as well as a snack so the allergens are everywhere. Food companies use them to add crunch and creaminess, as a thickener, and to replace grains and meat. But it’s not only what you might eat. Nut oils are in cosmetics and toiletries. Bird seed and pet food can be full of peanut too.
If that sounds overwhelming, it isn't meant to. Nut allergies do take careful management. They can start at a young age and cause severe reactions. But getting a diagnosis unlocks a ton of medical advice and support. The more you know, the better equipped you are to deal with your nut allergy symptoms. So read on.