My 8yo ds has lived with allergies all his life - had his first anaphylactic reaction at 6 months old to the dairy based formula in the infant cereal we gave him.
He's outgrown many of the allergies (dairy, eggs, peanuts - was always a questionable one as the test was so small, beef) and is still allergic to many tree nuts and last year we found out he was allergic to coconut too.
It's the coconut and palm oils that are causing us the problem as we (our allergist's nurse and I) now think he might be allergic to palm oil as well. It's starting the same way the coconut allergy did - started with a super sore stomach then progressed to vomiting if he eats anything with coconut in it - also complained of a tingly tongue after eating shredded coconut before he was dx.
Anyway - wondreing if anyone has any info on a palm/palm oil allergy? Can't seem to find much - he doesn't go to the allergist again until next year (unless we feel we need to go)
We are eliminating it but finding it hard.... palm oil and coconut oil are in the weirdest places and most foods that don't contain tree nuts have either palm or coconut oil in it. I do bake most of his treats/bread at home but it would be nice to have SOME convenience foods that we can grab and go.
The tree nut allergy seems so much easier to manage then these new ones!! Any advice/info would be appreciated.
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