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Is coconut considered a tree nut under food allergies?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine

In brief: Confusing!

Coconuts declared a tree nut but there's disagreement.
Bottom line: test for coconut allergy. [1] if you're allergic to another tree nut, get tested for coconut allergy so you can know for sure. [2] you're allergic to another tree nut but you've eaten coconut without problem, still get tested.

In brief: Confusing!

Coconuts declared a tree nut but there's disagreement.
Bottom line: test for coconut allergy. [1] if you're allergic to another tree nut, get tested for coconut allergy so you can know for sure. [2] you're allergic to another tree nut but you've eaten coconut without problem, still get tested.
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