Cashew Allergy

Last Updated: January 25, 2023

Cashew nut allergy is an abnormal immune response to cashews. When a person with this allergy eats cashews, their immune system reacts inappropriately and sends antibodies (usually immunoglobulin E IgE) to fight the cashew proteins, causing allergic symptoms, such as hives, swelling, trouble breathing, wheezing, and, in more serious cases, a life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis.

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