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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

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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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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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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 I have a coconut and shellfish allergy if I broke out with hives eating coconut shrimp?

Do I have a coconut and shellfish allergy if I broke out with hives eating coconut shrimp?

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

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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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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?

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

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Can you refrigerate coconut oil?

Yes you can: In cooler weather coconut oil will solidify. In the refrigerator it will actually really harden up. It will keep longer as in shelf life and delay rancidity. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for sunburn?

Is coconut oil good for sunburn?

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

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