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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

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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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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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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 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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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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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 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 oil safe for someone with a peanut allergy thank you very much for your time?

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