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Coconut Oil Allergy Symptoms
Should not: If you have a true coconut allergy, you should avoid the oil too. ...Read more
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
Could oil cause allergy to my 1 mnth old son. He has red rashes all over his body. Please suggest what to use for massage. tried coconut n olive oil?
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
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
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
Itching all over on and off, don't think it's allergy. No other symptoms. Moisturise with oil so not dry skin. Mouth and throat gritty when itch is on?
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
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
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
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
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
Need evaluation: You need to see a board certified allergist as soon as possible for further evaluation. Some simple tests can be done in the office to help determine if you are allergic to coconut or shrimp or both. In the meantime do not eat either. ...Read more
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
coconut makes tongue numb/swell, mouth itch, and throat feels narrow. Plus feel hot. do the benefits outweigh risks for coconut oil? Safe if allergy?
Not Safe: If you are allergic, it is not safe. Have yourself tested, and if that is not possible, refrain from coming into contact with any coconut products until such time you can be tested. ...Read more
YEs and also...: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
Coconut oil: You can drinki it but it is of questionable value. In fact it is considered the latest "cure all" for all your ailments. ...Read more
Read the label: The label probably touts the benefits directly, but it is hard to say there is any benefit. Coconut oil can be part of a healthy diet but consuming it as a supplement is difficult to justify. I am sure there is someone willing to profess otherwise and sell you a supply. Save your money. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Scar Healing: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more
Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)
Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more