U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 50-year-old member asked:

What happens if i'm not allergic to coconuts, could i still be allergic to coconut oil?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Unlikely: Typically, the allergic reaction to a food including coconut would be to the protein rather than the oil (fat). Therefore, if a person can tolerate coconut, then coconut oil should be safe. If a reaction to a food containing coconut or coconut oil has occurred, seek evaluation from an allergist.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 48-year-old member asked:

Supposing i'm not allergic to coconuts, could i still be allergic to coconut oil?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Douglas Johnston
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
Not likely : This would not be likely. Food allergy is typically caused by food proteins and coconut oil would have significantly less coconut protein than coconut.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Dec 2, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.