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What are tips for eating out and shopping if you are allergic to nuts?

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1. Ask your server about cross contamination. Foods without nuts can still have traces of nuts if they’re same in the same equipment or place.

2. Check the label each time you buy a product. Recipes can change.

3. Nuts can also be in lotions, shampoos, and pet food. Check labels before you buy or use them.

4. Carry an epinephrine auto-injector. Carry two with you at all times, and know how to inject it.

SOURCES:

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Peanuts," Tree Nuts."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Tree Nut allergy."

KidsHealth: "Nut and Peanut Allergy."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 23, 2017

SOURCES:

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Peanuts," Tree Nuts."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Tree Nut allergy."

KidsHealth: "Nut and Peanut Allergy."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 23, 2017

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