peanut oil

I have been allergic to nuts for as long as I can remember...some 52 years. My question is: Why can I eat some things with peanut oil? Some potato chips are cooked in peanut oil as well as a famous chicken fast food restaurant and I have no problems. Why is this?

By samsmommy99 on Tue, 08-06-13, 19:37

sorry...posted this in the wrong area

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By samsmommy99 on Tue, 08-06-13, 19:31

Immunocap says he is allergic/sensitive to just about every food he was tested for, but he has always eated the same stuff with no reactions at all...RAST has not picked up on any of these in the past...he eats lots of nuts..almonds, pecans....but the immunocap says he is sensitive to them?? what is the deal with this test? is it possible to have a false positive? we moved to AZ a couple of years ago, and his outdoor allergies exploded...could this also be the cause of the weird Immunocap tests results?

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By Sarah McKenzie on Tue, 08-06-13, 18:26

Our allergist told us not to trust peanut oil, as some people say they are safe, but DO NOT TRUST THEM he said, they are not equal

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By Yael Kozar on Wed, 07-17-13, 08:43

You may be OAS or Oral Allergy Syndrome. This means you are allergic but not necessarily anaphylactic. Or if you are anaphylactic you have been lucky. A young girl died in Chicago a few years back, and we lost 2 kids in the last month from restaurants that were attributed to peanut oil. There are diff. types of anaphy. allergies and even though the penaut protein is allegedly not in the oil there may be traces of peanuts-so your higher level anaphy. allergic people could be in severe shape if they ate something with peanut oil in it.

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By thekilij on Fri, 07-12-13, 17:00

http://www.allergyasthma.on.ca/peanut1.htm

"Pure peanut oil is generally non-allergenic, but cold pressed peanut oil or oil contaminated with peanut protein through cooking may be dangerous."

http://www.foodallergy.org/allergens/peanut.html

"Studies show that most allergic individuals can safely eat peanut oil (not cold pressed, expelled, or extruded peanut oil - sometimes represented as gourmet oils). If you are allergic to peanuts, ask your doctor whether or not you should avoid peanut oil."

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By TanyaDawnRichards on Mon, 07-08-13, 18:52

We had an allergist tell us years ago that peanut oil is ok because it is so highly refined and the peanut protein that causes the allergic reaction is removed. Please be careful with that though. it may not be the case in all oils.

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