Joao\'s wacky newbie question #78

Posted on: Fri, 01/09/2004 - 9:25am
Joao's picture
Joined: 01/05/2004 - 09:00

Is it at all possible to be allergic to peanut oil, but not peanuts?

I mean, the two times I had any allergic reactions were after eating food cooked in peanut oil. But during the first reaction period, as I was recovering, I had some peanuts at a tavern, and didn't change my condition for either better or for worse. Then a couple of weeks ago, both my girlfriend and I remember eating some peanuts together at home, and again no reaction.

João "confused" de Souza

Posted on: Fri, 01/09/2004 - 12:29pm
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Joao:
[b]Is it at all possible to be allergic to peanut oil, but not peanuts?[/b]
No. The allergic reaction is to the peanut protein, so if you had a reaction to peanut oil (which must have contained protein in that case), then you would also be allergic to peanuts.

Posted on: Fri, 01/09/2004 - 2:36pm
momma2boys's picture
Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

I agree with Erik. Are you sure it was the peanut oil? I would think back to what you ate and see if you could come up with something else they had in common.
Were you able to get into the allergist?

Posted on: Sat, 01/10/2004 - 6:22am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Did you have the peanut oil at home or at a restaurant. Shellfish is almost always fried in peanut oil at restaurants. Maybe it is shellfish residue in the oil that is bothering you?

Posted on: Sat, 01/10/2004 - 8:47am
Joao's picture
Joined: 01/05/2004 - 09:00

Hi again all.
Both times that I had the reaction where at home, after eating food cooked with peanut oil (cold pressed, unrefined). First time was chicken salteed in in, second was black bean soup with some peanut oil in it. The only other thing I ate both times, and that I eat a lot of all the time, was rice.

Posted on: Sat, 01/10/2004 - 12:28pm
dmbb's picture
Joined: 10/12/2002 - 09:00

Reactions to peanuts/peanut oil can be unpredictable. You can have a mild reaction one time, a bad reaction another. Dr. Hugh Sampson was quoted as saying something to the effect that the only thing predictable about peanut allergy is that it is unpredictable.

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