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Effects of nut allergy which you or the patient may notice

News Date  March 6, 2013

Nut allergy can produce:

  • A tingling feeling in the lips or mouth;
  • An itchy nettlerash (urticaria, hives), either where the nuts touch you, or elsewhere
  • swelling (angioedema), either where the nuts touch you, or elsewhere,
  • swelling in the throat, causing difficulty in swallowing or breathing,
  • Asthma symptoms,
  • Vomiting,
  • Cramping tummy pains,  
  • Diarrhea,
  • Faintness and unconsciousness,
  • Death due to obstruction to breathing or more rarely, extreme low blood pressure (anaphylactic shock)

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