I feel like my life is hard because more people keep putting more and more nuts in food, and that makes it less safe for me. Every time my mom gets a baked good, I always read the label.
My mom is very nice and instead of making banana nut bread, she makes banana chocolate chip bread.
It’s really frustrating when other people have cakes, cookies and cupcakes at their birthday parties that have nuts in them.
I found out I was allergic to nuts when I was about 4 years old. I ate a cookie with nuts in it, and I had an allergic reaction. I only had a bad reaction to nuts once, but thankfully I didn’t have to go to the hospital. Instead I just got very sick and threw up. We were all very scared, and didn’t know what had happened until the doctor said I was allergic to tree nuts.
For a long time, I was only allergic to tree nuts. But the last time I had a skin test, it showed I had became allergic to peanuts too, which made my mom very sad.
Now that I am 8, I am a lot more aware of my allergy to tree nuts and peanuts, I’m very careful.
That is all about me and my life with nut allergies for now.