Peanut allergy and nut allergy

The reaction often comes within a few minutes unless you can tolerate peanuts or nuts. Common symptoms are itching in the mouth and swelling around the eyes, lips, nose and throat. If you find it difficult to breathe or get tired and pale after eating peanuts or nuts, you need immediate care.
Genuine allergies to peanut or hazelnut, for example, mean that you have an allergy to proteins that are found in large quantities in each nut. Genuine allergies often occur early in life and can be very severe. You can also get genuine allergies to, for example, cashew and walnut.