Allergic to Peanuts? Tree Nuts Might Still Be Safe

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having an allergy to one type of nut may not necessarily doom you to a lifelong avoidance of all nuts, a new study suggests.

In fact, more than half of the people who were allergic to one type of tree nut did not have a reaction to other tree nuts, the researchers reported. Tree nuts include almonds, Brazil nuts, pistachios, cashews, walnuts and hazelnuts.

Interestingly, the scientists also discovered that almost none of those with peanut allergies were allergic to tree nuts. Peanuts are actually legumes, and not nuts.

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