Health Tip: Living With Nut Allergy

(HealthDay News) -- From hives and itchiness to anaphylaxis, an allergic reaction to nuts can manifest itself in many ways, says the University of Rochester.

If you are living with a nut allergy, the school suggests:

  • When grocery shopping, check every item's food label for nuts.

  • Tell all restaurants and servers about your food allergy.

  • Always keep medicine handy. Make sure you understand when and how to use it.

  • Work with your healthcare provider to create a plan in case of an emergency.

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