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 answer • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Supposing i'm not allergic to coconuts, could i still be allergic to coconut oil?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
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.
3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 2, 2015
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