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Posted on: Wed, 06/27/2007 - 10:51pm
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I've decided DD should avoid shea butter since supposedly people with latex allergies are more likely to have problems with shea, besides that it really does appear to be a nut. But I've decided not to worry about shea oil. Refined oils aren't supposed to pose a problem with allergies, and she has never reacted to shea. Peanut oil we do avoid since she has an actual peanut allergy and a demonstrated severe sensitivity level. We do not avoid coconut, although she doesn't like it.

Posted on: Sat, 06/30/2007 - 1:49pm
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Do avoid sheanut/shea butter in toiletries/whatever. Am unclear if sheanut oil is listed as "vegetable oil" in chocolate bars (that whole Coffee Crisp thing), so if there is sheanut oil in Canadian Coffee Crisp bars, my guy has been eating them since time began.
We do not avoid coconut.
This week I bought a package of Dare Coconut Creme cookies and it said on the package "peanut/nut free". It was interesting to see their *take* on it. Never had a problem with coconut.
My guy is PA, and TNA as well now (diagnosed TNA a couple of months ago).
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 07/01/2007 - 6:54am
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Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
[b]My guy is PA, and TNA as well now (diagnosed TNA a couple of months ago).
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Hi Cindy.. sorry to hear Jesse is now TNA, as that will make life more complex. Is he allergic to all tree nuts, or just tested positive for one type?
To answer the original question, I do not avoid shea and I do not avoid coconut (I am PA only)

Posted on: Sun, 07/01/2007 - 2:33pm
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erik, totally okay that Jess is TNA as well (well, you know what I mean I think). We had always been a Peanut and Tree Nut free home anyway. This whole *issue* was brought up when Jesse ate "may contain trace almonds" Hershey Kisses at Christmas. I disagreed with him eating them, but he had eaten two "may contain trace tree nut" products within the last three years (Grandma's). That was a new part of the journey we were going on. What I did was explain to Jess that I disagreed with his decision and that before he did eat any more "may contain tree nut" products, I'd like to have him tested. When I took him, yup, 6 years later (he was negative last time), he was TNA, the worst reaction to almonds. There's a thread on here about it because Jesse was in on the whole consult and I wasn't too pleased with some of the things the allergist said (especially in front of him).
I've been thinking (and do have to discuss it in the thread re his testing) about how that diagnosis really affects us 'cus really at first glance it wouldn't appear to, KWIM? but I do now have to be careful if we're in a grocery with tree nuts in deli meats and even in my local grocery where there are tree nuts in some of the muffins.
Truth be told, although I've been careful, I don't think it's really really sunk in - not like the PA thing at all.
An example - if there were muffins with peanuts in them we wouldn't be buying any muffins but Jess has still been buying the chocolate chip muffin and it could possibly have touched the carrot muffin with walnuts in it.
As I say, it's something I have to discuss more in depth in the thread re his testing - when I first got the diagnosis I thought it didn't change things but now I do have to explore what it does change and treat it as seriously as I do PA (although the allergist said he could eat a tree nut square and only have a mild reaction [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] ).
But no, you know me, I'll figure it out and figure that whole comfort zone out for that.
Just touch wood that he doesn't develop any more than PA/TNA 'cus I think soy or sesame would be extremely difficult to deal with.
Apologies for de-railing the thread, MB.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 07/01/2007 - 11:27pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
[b]Apologies for de-railing the thread, MB.
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derailing? Are you kidding? I read this and knew just what you were talking about:
[b]"An example - if there were muffins with peanuts in them we wouldn't be buying any muffins but Jess has still been buying the chocolate chip muffin and it could possibly have touched the carrot muffin with walnuts in it."[/b]
You mean like a "third cousin twice removed"? Now my son *is* allergic to almonds, peanuts, and hazelnuts, both class 5 now, and almonds being anaphylactic history, and with the popularity of one being an oil, and both being ground and put into bakery items here, we just write "neighborhood" bakeries off, but not commercial baked goods entirely. But no, I understand. I'm not offering advice, but I understand. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 07/02/2007 - 5:11am
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We don't avoid shea, but do avoid coconut. He's allergic to coconut per RAST, and he was tested for that before they classified coconut as a tree nut.
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