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A 29-year-old female asked:

Is coconut the same as peanuts my son has allergy too peanuts?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Peanut Allergies: Nope. But, did your son's doctor advise against this?
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Dr. Ronald Dreyer
Pediatrics 64 years experience
No: Peanuts are not a nut and in no way related to coconut they are the fruit of a tree the same as other tree fruits however if you child is allergic to peanuts and may have others so when introducing new foods do so carefully when he goes to school be sure he is protected from sitting near children who may have peanuts in their lunch there are substitutes for peanut butter that he may have.
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