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22Fruitmincepies

Anyone dealing with a coconut allergy? Any things I should especially know about coconut allergy?

 

My only experience is my grandmother sharing a hospital room with a lady with one, and while it was noted in big letters above her bed, she was one day served a mini bounty bar with her lunch (my grandmother was rather put out at not getting a chocolate) - it was bizarre. Apparently it’s a reasonably rare allergy, but we add it to the list of walnuts, pecans, and hazelnuts.

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Dianalynch

I don’t specifically about coconut allergy, I have a sesame allergy which is in many unexpected foods, so just came in to say a) sorry you are dealing with this and b)do coconut derived foods eg coconut oil have to be avoided as well? there’s coconut in many shampoos and conditioners, my allergist’s advice was to avoid any and all soaps, shampoos, moisturisers etc with food ingredients as it could increase allergies.

 

again sorry you’re dealing with this, coconut is a difficult one

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DaLittleEd

Sorry to hear, especially as coconut is a bit of an "in" ingredient at the moment.

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taters

My son's first allergic reaction was to coconut yoghurt. He had a rash from it all over his body. He grew out of it and can eat it now at 2 years of age. He also had allergies to other foods that he grew out of,the only one he has now is peanuts. Someone we knew had a coconut allergy and they also couldnt have curry powder which was the same for my son too so not sure if thats something to look out for too.

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22Fruitmincepies

My son's first allergic reaction was to coconut yoghurt. He had a rash from it all over his body. He grew out of it and can eat it now at 2 years of age. He also had allergies to other foods that he grew out of,the only one he has now is peanuts. Someone we knew had a coconut allergy and they also couldnt have curry powder which was the same for my son too so not sure if thats something to look out for too.

 

She’s grown out of peanut and egg, and her specialist was hoping that she would outgrow the nut allergies too, but we’ve been adding to them instead.

 

Luckily at the moment she’s a very boring eater with a diet of mostly fresh foods, but she does like things like the lamingtons which sparked the reaction. Curry powder is not something I’d have thought to look at!

 

DLE - it’s all a bit much at the moment, my dad looks to have coeliacs, but his GP dismissed it because on his last colonoscopy they didn’t see evidence of it (but they weren’t looking specifically for it). It’s likely he wasn’t consuming enough gluten at the time. But all his issues have resolved by going gluten-free, and his brother had it, so he’s going with it. I had to break the bad news about beer to him. So catering for family events is getting a bit crazy - gluten-free, lactose-free (my mum), various nuts and now coconut free for DD. We will stick to meat and salad :lol:

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Jameelah

I know what you mean OP. Meeting up with our close friends is quite interesting with gluten, chickpea, lentil, nuts, sesame and lactose off the menu while trying to make food that is also low in salicylates. Between them and us there are a lot of foods that we need to avoid. I'm just really grateful that my son has grown out of his dairy and egg allergy and soy intolerance.

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Chicken Pie

i have a relative who is allergic to ginger which can be tricky and hard

 

she is anaphylactic to ginger

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