Have you or your child ever had a confirmed allergic reaction to a Shea \"Nut\"?



On Jun 4, 2007

Nope. But we avoid the ingredient.

We're not playing with loaded guns on this one, kwim?

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On Jun 4, 2007

We haven't either- but at the Baltimore FAAN conference Dr. Wood said that tree nut allergic people should avoid- that they had seen some bad reactions to products containing Shea (mentioned Lotions- but didn't elaborate on the symptoms of the reaction). I'm sure there are some people who are fine with it- but with our history on nuts- we are avoiding, at least till there's more information in.

On Jun 4, 2007

You should report it to FAAN. I know that I had read that they have never had a documented case of a reaction to shea nut. We stay away from it too. Good luck.

On Jun 4, 2007

No reactions here. We are avoiding because dd's allergist advised it. However, there was discussion here about Canadian Coffee Crisp having shea so she may have had it anyway. I can't get any info from Nestle Canada so I can't say for sure.

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On Jun 4, 2007

no reactions here....my 6yr old is allergic to 5 of the 7 tree nuts, but we've always used baby products with shea butter in it with no problems(back when I didn't understand allergies all too well). So I didn't see the point in making an issue of it, apparently he's fine with Shea(all 4 kids are).

------------------ Chanda(mother of 4) Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma) Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma) Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE) Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

On Jun 4, 2007

None here. DS continues to eat Kissables and Rolos, and his allergist said it shouldn't be a problem for him. Melissa

On Jun 4, 2007

I would need to search for it, but I believe I have seen exactly one (1) post about a positive reaction to it. Could be mistaken, but that's the impression I have.

On Jun 4, 2007

My son sees Dr. Wood. He expressed concern that there's no "test" for shea nut allergies and, given my son's tree nut scores, it just wouldn't be safe for him. Why take the chance? Frankly, if my son consumes shea nut unknowingly, I'm not going to freak out. However, I'm not going to knowingly buy any product with shea nut.

My .02 for what it's worth. Comfort zone?

On Jun 5, 2007

I have never had a reaction to shea products. My facial wsh and hand soap both contain shea.

(I am PA only)