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Doctor insights on: Coconut Oil Allergy Symptoms

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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

Dr. John Chiu
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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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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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Is virgin coconut oil good for allerhies?

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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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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Is there such a thing as a canola oil allergy? If so, what are the symptoms?

Is there such a thing as a canola oil  allergy? If so, what are the symptoms?

Yes: Canola is a plant in the family of rapeseed. People can have allergies to these plants leading to similar reactions. Testing for an allergy can be accomplished through an allergist. ...Read more

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Pls explain about mgd caused by alergy.(symptom, treatment). Eyemd said that i've mgd caused by alergy, n there's oil out of the blister on eyelids.Help?

Pls explain about mgd caused by alergy.(symptom, treatment). Eyemd said that i've mgd caused by alergy, n there's oil out of the blister on eyelids.Help?

Meibomian glands: Are located with the eyelids. They produce one of the layers of the tear film. The openings of these glands are located just behind where the lashes come out the eyelids. Mgd, or meibomian gland dysfunction occurs when the glands get plugged or their secretions get too thick. This can affect the tear film and cause dry eye symptoms. Omega-3 fatty acids, taken by mouth, can help these symptoms. ...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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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