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I'm anaphylactic to nuts, will touching walnut wood and eating afterwards cause an allergic reaction?

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Question
Nut-anaphylactic car enthusiast here. I touch walnut wood in luxury cars on the dashboard, the shifter, etc. Will touching walnut wood and eating afterward cause an allergic reaction?
Answer

The allergen in the tree pollen is a specific protein found in the pollen and not in the wood. Touching the wood of the same tree would not pose a risk.

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Food Allergy, Tree Nut Allergy
Answered by

Douglas T. Johnston D.O. FAAAAI, FACAAI

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