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Posted on: Sun, 01/22/2006 - 4:29pm
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I'm so sorry to hear about your son's reaction. I hope he is doing better now.

Posted on: Sun, 01/22/2006 - 10:19pm
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Was it regular peanut oil or cold pressed peanut oil?
My DS reacts to regular peanut oil (the kind Chik Fil A uses--he's gotten a rash from eating there). But he's had a worse reaction (overall bad feeling, vomiting) from eating chips fried in peanut oil.
I think it's helpful to indicate which kind of oil. It's generally said that regular peanut oil is safe for PA folks, but it's clear to me that's not always the case. I think it's helpful to document when it's not.

Posted on: Mon, 01/23/2006 - 6:33pm
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I was always under the impression that peanut oil does not cause reactions, because the protein has been denatured in the process of making the oil. Although, I can't eat m&m's because of the peanut oil used to make the shells.

Posted on: Tue, 01/24/2006 - 5:13am
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Tom--Welcome! Yes, regular peanut oil can cause reactions--it's just that it doesn't for most PA folks. But it can and does for many.
As for M&Ms--it's probably more than just peanut oil you're having problems with. There are definite and established cross contamination issues with regular M&Ms themselves, and it has to do with cross contamination from the peanut M&Ms. They are simply not safe for peanut allergic people. They're even labeled accordingly.
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Posted on: Tue, 01/24/2006 - 5:38am
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Thanks. It's good to know about the Peanut Oil.
When I was little, my grandmother used to give me m&ms when we went to her house for visits. They wouldn't cause a big reaction, just enough to itch and tickle my mouth. Finally my mother called the company and found out peanut oil was used to make the shells. If I remember right, this is long before they even made peanut m&ms. Either way, I just stay away from them, period.

Posted on: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 12:39am
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On the subject of peanut oil, I was in Wal-Mart the other day and they had a big display in the center isle of peanut oil. They were huge jugs, the one's like in the bulk isle. My heart started racing, I don't know why, but just walking by the oil made my stomach turn.
I think I even gasped when I noticed it, people probably thought I was crazy.
Jan

Posted on: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 1:53am
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There have been studies showing that "highly refined" peanut oil doesn't cause reactions in subjects who otherwise have allergic reactions to peanut protein. That is the basis for a labeling exemption from FALCPA.
However, I seriously doubt that the most sensitive individuals were included in these studies. Also, the study I read had the subjects swallow capsules with the oil inside (to prevent the subjects from tasting the peanut and possibly having "false" reactions). However, it seems to me that exposure in the mouth would more likely have an effect than in the stomach.
Bottom line: We avoid peanut oil, no matter how "highly refined."

Posted on: Sun, 01/22/2006 - 4:29pm
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I'm so sorry to hear about your son's reaction. I hope he is doing better now.

Posted on: Sun, 01/22/2006 - 10:19pm
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Was it regular peanut oil or cold pressed peanut oil?
My DS reacts to regular peanut oil (the kind Chik Fil A uses--he's gotten a rash from eating there). But he's had a worse reaction (overall bad feeling, vomiting) from eating chips fried in peanut oil.
I think it's helpful to indicate which kind of oil. It's generally said that regular peanut oil is safe for PA folks, but it's clear to me that's not always the case. I think it's helpful to document when it's not.

Posted on: Mon, 01/23/2006 - 6:33pm
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I was always under the impression that peanut oil does not cause reactions, because the protein has been denatured in the process of making the oil. Although, I can't eat m&m's because of the peanut oil used to make the shells.

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