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Posted on: Mon, 06/05/2000 - 12:34pm
redtruck's picture
Joined: 01/23/2000 - 09:00

Coconuts are fruits and not nuts (then again, many nuts are not technically nuts either...peanuts are not nuts)
Anyway, nut allergic people can generally have coconuts (and chestnuts too) since they are not in the same family, unless of course you happen to also be allergic to coconuts.
Is that clear or just more confusing?!
My 4yr old daughter is allergic to peanuts and walnuts, and eats stuff with coconuts on occassion without incident...same goes for chestnuts (which we all love in the fall/winter).

Posted on: Mon, 06/05/2000 - 1:58pm
Laura J's picture
Joined: 05/27/2000 - 09:00

You need to know the source of the coconut in desserts etc. When I have tried buying it packaged (shredded, sweet) there is a "may contain traces of nuts" warning on the package!This is because shredded coconut for baking is produced by the nut manufacturer in many cases. I have no problem giving my son fresh coconut however.

Posted on: Wed, 06/07/2000 - 1:55am
Rollinindadoe's picture
Joined: 06/07/2000 - 09:00

So how strong is the coconut allergy? Is it as strong as peanuts?
Many grooming things contain coconut--we use pure coconut oil for our skin and hair. Is it only if it's ingested?

Posted on: Sun, 06/11/2000 - 8:46pm
bob's picture
Joined: 06/12/2000 - 09:00

what response did you get?

Posted on: Mon, 06/12/2000 - 6:58am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I react to suntan oil that contains coco butter, paba, and coconut oil. I am not sure if it is all related to my "nut" allergy, or if it is separate.....but I stay away...shampoos, sunscreen, lotions......all of the above...

Posted on: Tue, 06/13/2000 - 4:58am
DavisGal's picture
Joined: 07/12/1999 - 09:00

My pa son had allergy testing a few weeks ago. He is not allergic to coconut.

Posted on: Tue, 06/13/2000 - 6:43am
staceygoad's picture
Joined: 06/13/2000 - 09:00

My son is highly allergic to Peanuts and our allergy doctor says coconut is okay. Be aware though that every child is different. I had my child tested at 6 mos for the first time and my second child tested at a year (she showed no signs of allergies so we waited). I wouldn't wait. There may be other foods that your child is allergic to. We found out the hard way. Get them to run a series of tests right away so that you can know for sure and keep your child safe. It's scary! Good luck!

Posted on: Fri, 06/16/2000 - 7:26am
TheDaddy's picture
Joined: 06/13/2000 - 09:00

Our 14 and 11 year old daughters have a very severe allergy to peanut products of any kind. We are fortunate they have no other life threatening allergies. Coconuts don't bother them at all.
Plus, it works out well for me because it is a Daddy thing to smash them open .

Posted on: Sat, 06/17/2000 - 8:07am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

FYI: coconut is a main ingredient in many baby formulas.

Posted on: Tue, 07/26/2005 - 12:42pm
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Simply re-raising.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]



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