Almond allergy is an allergic reaction to almonds, a type of tree nut. It is one of the more common tree nut allergies and can range from mild to severe, including potentially life-threatening reactions. Like other food allergies, an almond allergy is an immune system response to the proteins found in almonds....


What are symptoms of almond allergy?

  • Hives or skin rash
  • Itching or tingling around the mouth
  • Swelling of the lips, face, tongue, or throat
  • Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath or wheezing
  • Anaphylaxis (a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction)

What foods cross-react with almond allergy?

Individuals with almond allergies may also react to other tree nuts or foods, such as:

  • Walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, and other tree nuts.
  • Peanuts (though technically a legume, there can be cross-reactivity).
  • Seeds or fruits that share similar proteins, though this is less common.

When should I consider getting an almond allergy test?

  • If you experience allergic symptoms after consuming almonds or almond-containing products.
  • If you have a known allergy to other tree nuts and experience symptoms that suggest a cross-reaction with almonds.
  • If you have a family history of nut allergies.

How do I reduce my almond allergy symptoms?

  • Avoid all forms of almonds, including almond milk, almond flour, and almond oil.
  • Read food labels carefully to check for almond ingredients.
  • Be cautious when eating out and communicate your allergy to the food service staff.
  • Carry an epinephrine auto-injector (like an EpiPen) if you have a history of severe reactions.
  • Consider wearing a medical alert bracelet.
  • Work with an allergist for personalized advice and potential allergy testing.

Test(s) that measure/test for Almond

Trusted by over 10.000+ customers

gettested trustpilot
call to action
call to action line graphic

Still not sure what you need?

Let our experienced team of nutritionists, medical experts, health coaches guide you.