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can coconut affect a peanut allergy child

By JohnTrone on Wed, 04-06-11, 15:07

It is more related to tree nuts, and you can test for it. While classified as tree nut by FDA, but not others; it is in its own group and not closely related to other tree nuts, so it is not always connected.

But consider also, "There is a 30 to 60% chance of a child with a peanut allergy to develop a tree nut allergy according to research by Scott H. Sicherer, M.D."

Our son is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, and also coconut.

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By renasmomma on Thu, 04-07-11, 18:13

I was told by my daughter's allergist to stay clear of coconut because it is a tree nut!

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By Samantha418 on Mon, 04-11-11, 20:50

I am deathly allergic to peanuts, and tree nuts. Second to my peanut allergy is my coconut allergy. While coconuts are not part of the tree nut family, than can still cause drastic reactions in peanut allergy sufferers due to a similar protein found in both. Coconut oil is usually safe however because the main protein is extracted when heated, but your child should steer clear of raw coconut or coconut milk.

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