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So i'm allergic to some nuts right...

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banned8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
I like Hazelnuts so thought I had bought some Hazelnut yoghurt but it turned out to be Brazil nuts, which I'm allergic to. Now my stomach feels funny, my head is swelling and that bite on my lip has grown four fold. I don't feel too good.

On the subject, anyone know why I'm allergic to Brazil, Almond and Walnuts but I can eat other nuts like Hazel, Coco, cashew and peanuts?
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banned8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
If you are being genuine please get yourself to a&e! No idea about allergies, just your body's reaction.
#2
So you spent time making a thread to tell us your having a allergic reaction. Wouldn't your first priority is to go straight to hospital than post here?
Unless you had this before and you can sit it out.
#3
If you truly had a nut allergy this would have been explained to you by the doctor who confirmed it after testing but..........just so you know:

Brazil nut allergy

It's a little known fact that peanuts are more closely related to peas and beans than they are to other nuts such a Brazils or hazels. But this unexpected ancestry is helping scientists at the Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park try and tackle the problems of nut allergies.http://www.ifr.ac.uk/public/foodinfosheets/images/nuts.jpg
After peanuts, Brazil nuts are the most common trigger of "nut-related" allergies in the UK. There is no established cure for the allergy - avoiding them altogether is the only solution. And with much of our food being processed in some way, it's very difficult to guard against "hidden" triggers, (known as allergens) in products such as chocolate and biscuits.
One question the IFR researchers are trying to answer, is why there can be a violent reaction against peanuts, yet such severe allergies to the related peas and soybeans are relatively uncommon? They are studying all the genes in the different species to try and find the one in peanuts encoding the allergen. Underlying mechanisms in the way in which the immune system recognises allergens that may account for these differences.
IFR scientists also working with doctors at Addenbrooke's hospital to try and understand the basis of different allergies and help people manage their allergies as effectively as possible.
One, practical way of helping is to devise methods that can be used by food companies as part of their quality control system to test for the presence of nuts. IFR has already developed a successful peanut testing kit, and they are well on the way to providing the technology for a "Brazil nut detector." While this kit wouldn't be available for personal use at home, companies could find it a great help.
The major protein in Brazil nuts that triggers the allergy is called the 2S protein. Just 1 or 2 milligrams (one thousandth of a gram) of this protein is enough to trigger an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to it.
There are lots of proteins in Brazil nuts, so the first step when the IFR scientists began the project was to purify 2S away from all the others. Their next challenge was to prepare an artificial "antibody" to 2S.
Just as our own antibodies bind to invading molecules in our bodies, the 2S antibody grabs hold of the Brazil nut protein. By linking this strong binding reaction to, say, a colour linked process, the way becomes open for a commercial diagnostic "kit" to be developed. Such a kit would be developed to detect the Brazil nut protein in food samples, perhaps linking it to a "dip stick" which would change colour if the protein was present.
The IFR researchers are hoping that collaborating with a company to may commercialise this work and make it available to food processors. At present the 2S antibody can detect the Brazil nut protein at levels of 1 part per million, so could potentially be of enormous use to the food industry. It will also help in the drive to reduce or eliminate the so-called "defensive labelling" on food which rather unhelpfully states that a product "may contain nuts."
A cure for allergies may be a long way off, but at least this kit might eventually go some way to helping people manage an allergy in a way that doesn’t prevent them enjoying their food.
banned#4
Thanks for the info, is there a table anywhere to how much of this 2S Protein there is in each type of nut?

To the first two posts I can sit out my reactions to them, I get horrible shivers like when I drink any liqueur. I get really annoyed when people in my family buy Brazil nut cakes they look so yummy :( Never been tested for nut allergies, though I've tried most nuts and know which ones don't agree with me, Brazil nuts being at the top of that list. Only things I've been tested for are triggers to a bad skin reaction I had to some work clothes I was wearing, they found out I was allergic to Cats and very bad reaction to dust mites, but tests were inclusive because my whole back had flared up.

I also suffer from Hay fever, which I'm hopefully finally fingers crossed growing out of after 14 years of hell (I'm now 25). Has been the best year for my hay fever EVER! Feel like crying sometimes that I've finally got a summer I can enjoy :cry:
#5
Until your head reaches this big your ok:

http://www.engleberts.net/wp-content/2007/01/bighead.JPG

if it gets this big then get yourself to A&E to relieve the pressure before it blows. :lol:
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lumoruk;2769369
Thanks for the info, is there a table anywhere to how much of this 2S Protein there is in each type of nut?



Try here http://www.healthalternatives2000.com/nut-seed-nutrition-chart.html:)
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MinstrelMan
Until your head reaches this big your ok:

http://www.engleberts.net/wp-content/2007/01/bighead.JPG

if it gets this big then get yourself to A&E to relieve the pressure before it blows. :lol:


Sound advice there from MinstrelMan !!! :roll:
banned#8


"The major protein in Brazil nuts that triggers the allergy is called the 2S protein. Just 1 or 2 milligrams (one thousandth of a gram) of this protein is enough to trigger an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to it."

Can't recognise what protein it is on that table :thinking:
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shibi din
Sound advice there from MinstrelMan !!! :roll:


Thats Dr MinstrelMan :thumbsup:
#10
me too dude, only discovered this a couple of years ago, just been lucky and never tried them before
came across some in a cereal bar and ended up in a&e after the doc pumped me full of adrenalin which did no good.
If you start feeling sweaty and shivering get to the docs/hospital damm quick
banned#11
maddogb
me too dude, only discovered this a couple of years ago, just been lucky and never tried them before
came across some in a cereal bar and ended up in a&e after the doc pumped me full of adrenalin which did no good.
If you start feeling sweaty and shivering get to the docs/hospital damm quick


I've had adrenalin for an asthma attack before, worked a charm didn't have to go into A&E for it though, doctor came and pumped it into me. :thumbsup:
#12
lumoruk
I've had adrenalin for an asthma attack before, worked a charm didn't have to go into A&E for it though, doctor came and pumped it into me. :thumbsup:


I live opposite a doctors so he gave me /anti-histamine shot but half an hour later i started going into shock so then got the adrenaline.
When that didn't seem to have much effect he called an ambulance, pretty gob smacked as i can't have eaten more than a few crumbs as i spat it out when lips started to blister.
banned#13
maddogb
I live opposite a doctors so he gave me /anti-histamine shot but half an hour later i started going into shock so then got the adrenaline.
When that didn't seem to have much effect he called an ambulance, pretty gob smacked as i can't have eaten more than a few crumbs as i spat it out when lips started to blister.


Come to think of it i was eating something at the time it might have contained nuts that brought on the asthma attack, I was so young I can't really remember that much of it :oops:

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