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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?

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5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No more coconut!!

Testing for allergy in your case is probably useful for other things that cross react with coconut.
Your symptoms are enough to diagnose an allergy to coconut. Discuss this with a doctor in person. This can be life threatening, carying an Epipen (epinephrine) is essential, as coconut exposure can happen accidentally. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/food-allergy/basics/definition/con-20019293

In brief: No more coconut!!

Testing for allergy in your case is probably useful for other things that cross react with coconut.
Your symptoms are enough to diagnose an allergy to coconut. Discuss this with a doctor in person. This can be life threatening, carying an Epipen (epinephrine) is essential, as coconut exposure can happen accidentally. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/food-allergy/basics/definition/con-20019293
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Avoid it

You are allergic if the history is obvious.
The stuff you read online about coconuts being especially good for you is all made up by crooks. There is no law against coconut growers fabricating crazy claims. Your physician is a better guide. Please take care of yourself and be discerning. Best wishes.

In brief: Avoid it

You are allergic if the history is obvious.
The stuff you read online about coconuts being especially good for you is all made up by crooks. There is no law against coconut growers fabricating crazy claims. Your physician is a better guide. Please take care of yourself and be discerning. Best wishes.
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