What Should You Avoid When You Have a Nut Allergy?

When patients are diagnosed with peanut allergies, they are often told to avoid all tree nuts, which includes almonds, cashews, filberts, and others. However, these restrictions may not be completely necessary.

As this video explains, skin testing is not the definitive measure for testing for tree nut allergies. Many tree nut allergies will produce false positives in a skin test, so a food challenge under the care of an experienced allergist is the best way to know which nuts you really cannot eat and which you are not allergic to.

Food allergy testing should always take place under the care of a board-certified allergist and immunologist. You’ll find the care you need for food allergy testing in Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, or Collegeville, Pennsylvania at Allergy & Asthma Specialists SM. For more about our clinics or to make an appointment, call us today at 1-800-86COUGH.