I’ve nearly conquered my tree nut allergy.
When I have a reaction, I feel a ton of mouth swelling and have an itchy throat with some wheezing. Luckily, over the past 20+ years I’ve never had to use my Epipen and have mitigated potential disasters with Benedryl whenever I’ve felt a reaction coming along.
Over the years I ate peanuts regularly and strictly avoided everything else (I could easily go through a tray of these homemade O’Henry bars in one sitting). I would ignore the ‘May contain…’ line on ingredient lists but I always carried 2 Epipen’s with me at all times (and still do today).
However, over recent years my allergies have slowly been disappearing.