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Shellfish and coconut??
When I was young, I reacted to peanut butter, and my allergist told my parents and I that if I ever wanted to try a treenut or shellfish that I should be standing in the ER. I'm definately not allergic to peas, soy or coconut oil.
I'm just wondering, in posts when you guys list what you/your kids are allergic to besides peanuts, I rarely see shellfish. Is there a large chance of allergy to shellfish with an allergy to peanut or is that just a myth?
I was also wondering, is a coconut considered to be a treenut or is it something entirely different? I've never tried actual coconut, but I know that people with peanut allergies can have the super-refined peanut oil, so I'd like to know if there's a possibility I may react to coconut without reacting to the oil.