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Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2001 - 12:17am
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Claire, I agree also. If I told my child "absolutely NO peanut products" and then said in the next breath..."oh but peanut oil is okay," he would look at me like I was crazy. It is just too confusing. We stay away from anything that mentions peanut...peanuts; peanut oil and peanut flour.
Stay Safe.

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2001 - 4:39am
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Joined: 01/31/2001 - 09:00

I also recieved information from my doctor that peanut oil - refined - would be ok because refining(sp?) it kills off the protien that causes the allergy. HOWEVER - in the same article that stated this, it also said that some peanut oils may not be properly refined - so DON'T TAKE ANY CHANCES.

Posted on: Mon, 06/07/2004 - 11:07pm
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Posted on: Fri, 01/26/2001 - 3:25am
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Joined: 04/26/2001 - 09:00

Hello. There is alot posted on this. If you use the search function and search for "peanut oil" you will find alot of relevant information. Andy

Posted on: Sat, 12/21/2002 - 12:25pm
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Joined: 08/22/2000 - 09:00

If she's allergic to peanuts, she would react to peanuts in all forms, not just peanut oil. In fact, heat-pressed peanut oil doesn't contain peanut protein and people with peanut allergy won't react to it (though most people with PA wouldn't want to take that risk). Cold-pressed peanut oil DOES contain peanut protein and will cause a reaction in PA people.
You don't say when she last had peanuts. If it was before the peanut oil, maybe she has developed a peanut allergy and her reaction to the peanut oil is because it's cold pressed. She should be tested for peanut allergy because it is life threatening and if she's allergic to peanuts you need to learn to completely avoid peanuts and carry an epi pen.
If you suspect peanut allergy you need to stop feeding her all nuts, including the almond butter. Most nuts and nut butters are contaminated with trace amounts of peanuts because of the manufacturing process. Peanut allergy can be fatal. Take her off the almond butter NOW and get her tested.
As far as dealing with doctors, I suggest you tell the allergist she got blotchy from peanut oil and leave it at that. Don't talk about the hyper behavior and all those other foods--I think the doctor is dismissing your concerns because those are not typical allergy symptoms, more likely to be signs of food intolerance.
The short answer to the question of whether she can be allergic to peanut oil and not peanuts: NO. If she's truly reacting to peanut oil she is in grave danger and you'd better get an allergist. Good luck.

Posted on: Sun, 12/22/2002 - 1:23am
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Joined: 12/10/2002 - 09:00

Nancy, I agree with Sandra. Keep her off all nut products, and get her tested as soon as possible. If another allergist refuses to test her, find one that will. Don't give up. Be very careful what you feed her, you will be amazed what foods contain or may contain peanut oil. Read all food labels very carefully. This could be a matter of life or death. Good luck

Posted on: Sun, 12/22/2002 - 11:06am
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I was at a lecture recently by Dr. Woods (? who wrote Peanut Allergy Answer Book...)and also seem to recall seeing in some recent literature by FAAN that the recommendation is to now stay away from ALL peanut oil as they have found significant traces of peanut in products from both types of processing...

Posted on: Sun, 12/22/2002 - 12:09pm
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Joined: 10/12/2002 - 09:00

For what it's worth, here is what I recommend:
1. I would ask your pediatrician, or a new pediatrician, for a referral to an allergist. Just be persistant until you get the referral. You will need a referral or your insurance company won't pay.
2. Look for an allergist that is board certified in allergy, immunology, and pediatrics. Try to find an allergist that specializes in food allergy. You may find this website helpful if you're in the US: [url="http://www.aaaai.org/physref/default.stm"]http://www.aaaai.org/physref/default.stm[/url] If you have to drive farther to get a specialist in food allergy, it will be worth the drive.
3. I agree with Sandra Y, don't mention the behaviour issues, because the medical community right now doesn't believe that allergies cause behavior problems, ear infections, or colic. (Moms of food allergic children may know different). Just describe the blotchyness after exposure to peanut oil. Also, tell them if there is a history of any type of allergies in you or your husband's family (hay fever, eczema, insect stings, dust, asthma, etc.) because this would put your child at a higher risk of developing food allergies.
4. Avoid all peanuts, peanut oil and tree nuts until your child is tested. Peanut oil can be cross contaminated with peanuts when it is produced. Also, almost 40 % of peanut allergic individuals develop a tree nut allergy.
5. Until your child is tested, be sure to carry Children's Benadryl with you everywhere. If you have blotchyness on face and arms again, you should probably head to the hospital (call pediatrician's office for authorization).
The thing about peanut allergy reactions is that they can be inconsistent. You might have hives (blotchyness) one time, and anaphylaxis the next time. Also, its possible to be able to eat peanuts or peanut oil for years without a problem, and then becoming allergic.
Good luck, and let us know how everything turns out.

Posted on: Sun, 05/12/2002 - 8:55pm
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Joined: 12/18/2001 - 09:00

Honestly, I have been told to stay away from peanut oil too. Because, there is no way to gaurantee it was heated to the proper temp that removes the protein that causes a reaction. My child has also, before we knew she had the allergy, eaten french fries fried in peanut oil and had no reaction. I consider this lucky. We just have no way to make sure that all the protein was removed when it was processed, so for me, I still consider it unsafe.

Posted on: Mon, 05/13/2002 - 5:42pm
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Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

I'm pretty sure I read somewhere (probably here) that some PA people are sensitive/anaphylactic to peanut oil-not the cold processed either. I think for my kids, I don't want to take that chance. Glad to know some aren't having reactions though! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]


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