Is There Such Thing As Peanut Oil Allergy?

Posted on: Sat, 09/05/2015 - 12:37pm
Allergy Sufferer's picture
Joined: 11/09/2014 - 16:01

When I was diagnosed as Deadly Allergic to Peanuts at 7 years old, my parents were told that I was allergic to Peanut Oil. How would this make my allergy different from anyone else? Or is this a false diagnosis?

I've heard of Peanut Dust Allergy. I'm not sure if there's actually a Peanut Oil Allergy. I'm also wondering how severe in a ranking scale would a Peanut Oil Allergy be in comparison to other forms of Deadly Peanut Allergy?

Posted on: Fri, 09/11/2015 - 3:15am
B.M.18's picture
Joined: 10/10/2013 - 17:37

YES!! you can be allergic to peanut oil, from what I understand from my doctor explaining, it is not very common because most peanut oils are highly refined so the common proteins that most people react to are not present. I have a life threatening PA/TNA and I am also allergic to peanut oil and peanut dust. As a kid I always avoided all to it, but about 2 or 3 years ago my doctor ran a new test that had come out, it's called "peanut component test" or "true peanut test" (he has said both so I'm not sure what it is actually called) but it test for reaction to the different proteins not just the nut as a whole. So we found that I truly am (severely) allergic to the nut as well as the oil and dust. I recommend you get tested if you can :)

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Thank you for your question. It is very important to know your allergies clearly so you can figure out what to avoid. We recommend you speak to a doctor about your concerns. In the meantime, here is some information that might prove useful.
According to The Peanut Institute, those who suffer from a peanut allergy might not have a reaction to highly refined peanut oil because certain proteins are removed in the process of creating the oil. However, other types of peanut oil can still cause a reaction if they have not gone through the same process. In general, it is advisable to avoid all types of peanut oil if you are unsure of an allergy.
If your doctor specifically stated that you are allergic to peanut oil in addition to peanuts then you should err on the side of caution and avoid it. Just because others with peanut allergy can have peanut oil does not mean your body will react the same. Find out more about peanut oil and canola oil, a good alternative, here.
If someone at your home cooks with peanut oil, it’s important to make sure that you dispose of it properly. You can check if your community offers peanut oil recycling or place the used oil in a separate container that is sealed tightly. Find out more about disposing of peanut oil here.
If you have an allergic reaction, make sure friends and family now what to do to help. Besides teaching them how to use an auto-injector, make sure you instruct them on what to do after it has been administered. For example, they should call 911 right away and make sure that you stay lying on your side if you are vomiting. You can reach more useful information on dealing with an anaphylactic reaction here.
Again, the best course of action is to speak with your doctor. If you are unsure of an allergy, avoid the allergen.
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