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Palm Oil Allergy
Should not: If you have a true coconut allergy, you should avoid the oil too.
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
Probably not: Oils are fats that don't usually cause allergic reactions (most allergies are directed against proteins). Manufacturers of fish oil supplements recommend that fish-allergic people avoid their product because they can't guarantee the absence of fish protein in their pills. One small study skin tested fish-allergic patients to fish oil and gave them supplements orally; none had an allergic response.See 3 more doctor answers
Possibly: If the oil to which you are referring is 100% purified, then all of the protein has been removed and it is generally considered safe. However, most "food oils" are not 100% pure (the protein is what provides the flavor in food oils) and thus could put you at risk for an allergic reaction. 100% pure oils are often used as industrial lubricants.
Perhaps: If the symptoms of your allergy are anaphylaxis discuss this with your allergist. Depending on your allergic history the answer may be to not take a chance or to try an oral challenge under close medical observation in the hospital or the allergy office. If you tolerate bran oil there you would be able to use it elsewhere.
Never heard of it: What is oil pulling? I have never heard of this treatment for allergic diseases. I have a rather open mind and have found no herbal medication doing much for allergies thus far. Do note that with anything, there is a 30% placebo effect. See an allergist to make sure you are doing thing that may jeopardize your pregnancy.See 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Most vegetable oil are not allergenic with rare exceptions. In fact, I had reported a case of sesame seed oil anaphylaxis in the J of Allergy & Clin Immunology over 20 years ago- I believe it was the first time a seed oil was ever reported to have caused allergic reactions. If you had anaphylaxis to the seed, it would be prudent to be tested to the oil even though the risk is very low.
I have a nut allergy. Can touching certain dog food containing nuts, or using cosmetics with shea nut oil cause a reaction?
Yes: Be careful -- this is why child care centers, schools, etc ban nuts --- even minimal contact can trigger a reactionSee 1 more doctor answer
My vit D3 has soybean oil in it. Having probs w top 8 food allergies, soybean is one. Is it ok to still take? Alternative?
Usually ok: Vegetable oils usually contains very little protein and thus most soy-allergic patients can tolerate the oil without problem. I doubt that you are truly allergic to 8 foods. Consult a B/C allergist to get this sort out before you end up with malnutrition and an impaired QOL. Just because a skin test or blood test is positive does not necessarily mean true allergy.
Palms turn cold & body shivers veyr fast in cold environment, why? Allergy reaction (skin) follows after getting back to normal condition, why?
What kind of: Allergy reaction on skin? Turning purplish? A condition known as Raynaud's phenomenon (hands turn pale then purplish after cold exposure) may account for this but then it should not get that cold in Malaysia.
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.
No problem w/ oil: If you are allergic to sunflower seed, you may still eat or cook with the highly purified oil. The allergy is to the proteins in the sunflower seed. Highly purified sunflower oil should not contain any significant protein. However, in very highly sensitive patients with a history of a severe reaction, it may be best to avoid the sunflower oil as well.See 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: This has been described only once in the medical literature (in 1990). It was reported in a women who worked handling lemon peel and lemon oil for several years. The reaction she got was a skin reaction on her fingers where she handled these products. It is exceedingly rare, but it may be possible to have a lemon oil allergy.
Better than corn?: Good morning, corn is more allergenic ; any oil of animal origin could also be more allergy inducing. However there is no scientific data to support the claim. However, there are increasing incidence of soy allergy reported on children.
No: It doesn't taste very good. Canola oil is a variety of the same plant. Only the "cold pressed" oils have enough protein to have reactions.
A rare allergy: Rapeseed oil is called canola oil today. It's the basic ingredient of most vegetable oils. Because canola oil is extracted at very high heat from the seeds any allergenic proteins are denatured and rendered harmless by the processing.
Wrong: You cannot be allergic to oil only to the protein in peanut unless oil is contaminated.