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Coconut allergy (IgE blood test +).Had trouble breathing after using shampoo & body wash. Is this just random asthma symptom or could it be allergy?

Coconut allergy (IgE blood test +).Had trouble breathing after using shampoo & body wash. Is this just random asthma symptom or could it be allergy?

If you used a: product with coconut oil in it, that could be an allergy. There also could be a reaction to tree nuts in someone with a coconut allergy. So look at the ingredients of the products you are using carefully. If you're not sure about something, you can ask your allergist/primary care doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Chicken Allergy (Definition)

Chicken allergy is an immunologic reaction to consumption of chicken. Some children will have a condition known as food protein induced enterocolitis in which they developed delayed symptoms of diarrhea and abdominal pain hours after consumption of chicken. Others may have an immediate allergic reaction via an ige mediated mechanism characterized by hives, itch, ...Read more


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For what reasons might the coconut contain nut allergies when it's not a nut?

For what reasons might the coconut contain nut allergies when it's not a nut?

Fruit or nut: Coconut is classified as a fruit not a tree nut, but fda classifies it as a tree nut for allergy labeling purposes. However some people are allergic to coconut so it is wise for tree nut allergic patients to check with their doctor before eating it. ...Read more

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What to do if I am just curious can you develop a allergy to coconut from repeated exposure?

What to do if I am just curious can you develop a allergy to coconut from repeated exposure?

Yes: You cannot be allergic to something you've never been exposed to so you have to eat a food at least once to develop an allergy to it. ...Read more

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Can you have coconut oil if you have a coconut allergy?

Can you have coconut oil if you have a coconut allergy?

Should not: If you have a true coconut allergy, you should avoid the oil too. ...Read more

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My coconut allergy went away but i still feel allergic. What is wrong with me?

My coconut allergy went away but i still feel allergic. What is wrong with me?

More Details: Not sure what you mean by this? If you can tolerate coconut with no immediate symptoms (minutes-2hrs) like hives, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, vomiting, etc. then you are not likely allergic. Other more chronic symptoms could be unrelated or secondary to food intolerance. See Allergist for further workup if concerned. ...Read more

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Can coconut allergy pass through semen?

Can coconut allergy pass through semen?

Possible: It is possible but I am unaware of any study on coconut per se. Can you give us more details? ...Read more

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Is coconut considered a tree nut under food allergies?

Is coconut considered a tree nut under food allergies?

Yes.: The fda considers coconut to be a nut. Practically speaking coconut allergy is far less common than peanut, pistachio, cashew, walnut, pecan or hazelnut allergy. Here's an area where consultation with a board-certified allergist and skin or blood testing and perhaps a supervised oral challenge can be helpful. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil safe for someone with a peanut allergy thank you very much for your time?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Is coconut oil safe for someone with a peanut allergy thank you very much for your time?

Yes: Oil usually contains very little protein and thus even peanut-allergic people may tolerate peanut oil in most but not all instances. As for coconut, it is totally different from peanuts-- so don't worry be happy ...Read more

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Fruit/coconut/cashew allergy do they comprise oral allergy syndrome?

Fruit/coconut/cashew allergy do they comprise oral allergy syndrome?

Reactions can be OAS: All these foods have been associated with the oral allergy syndrome, but reactions to coconuts and cashews can also be life-threatening allergies independent of pollen allergies. ...Read more

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Do food allergies cause long term damage? Newly diagnosed: tomato, barley, tree nuts, coconut. Mild positives: wheat, soy, peanut, egg. How to manage?

Do food allergies cause long term damage? Newly diagnosed: tomato, barley, tree nuts, coconut. Mild positives: wheat, soy, peanut, egg. How to manage?

No: Food allergies do not cause long term damage, but it is unlikely that you developed true food allergies at your age. And that is quite the laundry list of positive tests. It sounds to me like someone who really doesn't understand food allergies put on a bunch of skin tests or, more likely, ordered a boatload of blood tests. See a board certified allergist to get a more accurate interpretation ...Read more

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Is virgin coconut oil good for allerhies?

No proof: It works well as a hair conditioner and as a skin moisturizer. It contains lauric acid which is antimicrobial. It is used in some cultures for wound care & for viruses. There are many other conditions that it is puported to treat that have not been scientifically demonstrated at this time (to include allergies). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a dairy allergy?

What are the symptoms of a dairy allergy?

Same for all foods: Allergic reaction to any food produces some or all of following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, itchy/red skin, hives, nasal congestion, chest tightness, wheezing (especially in asthmatic), light headedness, low bp. These symptoms will occur each time as little as one sip or bite of the food is eaten. Avoid dairy until consult md. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a real drug allergy?

Dr. James Fox Dr. Fox
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What are symptoms of a real drug allergy?

Rash and anaphylaxis: The most common allergic reaction to a drug is a rash. In severe cases this is accompanied by breathing trouble and could even be life-threatening anaphylaxis. Stomach upset is a common side effect and is not likely to be a true allergy. However, it is still important to let your doctor know this. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a cat allergy?

What are some of the symptoms of a cat allergy?

Varies: Cat allergy symptoms can include: runny nose and eyes, itchy nose, eyes and ears, skin rahes, trouble breathing and asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have symptoms of a food allergy?

What should I do if I have symptoms of a food allergy?

It depends: It really depends on what symptoms you are experiencing. For throat tightness or shortness of breath call and ambulance or get to the emergency room. For skin rash you can take an over the counter antihistamine such as diphenhydramine. Either way it is best to keep a food diary and discuss the foods you believe are causing your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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What symptoms would tell you that you have a dairy allergy?

What symptoms would tell you that you have a dairy allergy?

Many: The most common symptoms of a dairy or milk allergy or GI symptoms and skin symptoms. Gi symptoms would be nausea, vomiting and diarrhea (with tiny amounts). Skin symptoms would be hives, itching, swelling, or flare of eczema. In infants, bloody stools can be seen. In infants, a rare lung reaction to milk is called heiner's syndrome. A severe milk reaction is anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Varies: Allergic reactions varies with individuals.Some can consume cashews, while to others they are toxic.Reactions can be mild or severe. Mild reactions include nausea , vomiting, diarrhea. Skin rash and itching on the skin.The eyes , roof of mouth and throat may itch.Severe reactions include difficulty breathing, swelling to face and throat.The most dangerous is anaphylaxis.This can be fatal ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cockroach Allergy (Definition)

Cockroach particles become part of the dust of buildings, homes or apartments where they live. Even if the roaches are killed, that structure will continue to have particles of dead cockroach in the dust. People can become allergic by breathing that dust and develop symptoms of allergic rhinitis or asthma with future exposures. Avoidance of exposure to this dust is the ...Read more


Castor Bean Allergy (Definition)

The TH2 immune system produces specific IgE to an allergen and thus the overall reactions will be the same with variations due to organ susceptibility, genetics, degree of allergy (stronger skin test response often but not always reflects more severe reactions), the amount of allergens. Certain medications worsens the severity of reactions. Handling castor bean ...Read more