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Author Topic: Curious, how many people with a PA tolerate/trust peanut oil?  (Read 139 times)

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Offline StridAst

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So, my wife and daughter eat from time to time at Chik-fil-a, which cooks everything in peanut oil.  I avoid hugging or anything until after they have washed their hands,  but I'm wondering if I'm being way over paranoid.  I'm also allergic to sunflower, and I have reacted in the past to sunflower oil and lecithin, but never risked anything peanut.  (Not anaphylactic to peanut afaik, I just get severe hives over most of my skin for a week or two)

Just curious if others with a PA avoid the oil like the plague, or if most can handle it like the FDA claims.
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Reactions to: chickpeas, peanuts, onion, garlic, sunflower, safflower, peas, cherry, almonds and probably soy
Tested positive for, allergy unconfirmed:  beef, carrots, beans, milk, apples, raspberry.
Asthma, EE also

Offline gvmom

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Re: Curious, how many people with a PA tolerate/trust peanut oil?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 12:49:29 PM »
We avoid like the plague.  For a multitude of reasons, including safety.

We also have sunflower allergies on our list... so.... given that it is one of yours too, some of the reasons that sunflower oil becomes an issue also crosses over as to why peanut oil would be an issue.  I figure you get that, or most anyone with allergies dealing with a world where it is increasingly trendy to have a variety of oils from seeds and nuts being used that weren't necessarily used before ..... so many "expeller" this or "cold-pressed" that... or some new seed or nut oil in a salad dressing or drizzled on something or cooked in whatever.

And, with these great new gourmet food treatments using oils comes the possibility of proteins from the seeds & nuts still floating around in what might be something safe but for that tiny little deadly detail. 

So..... why chance it?  I mean, maybe if someone is a "may contains" eater or a "processed in the same facility" or "manufactured on shared lines"..... maybe they risk it.  I don't know.  But, we've had enough evidence from our own experiences, including with fast food restaurants, that it isn't worth it.

We sort of keep it simple.  If nuts can kill you, we don't split hairs on how close to the line we play it, and just avoid it all ... no finesse or nuance.     
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Re: Curious, how many people with a PA tolerate/trust peanut oil?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 05:21:16 PM »
I echo everything gvmom says - not worth the risk! 
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish

Offline StridAst

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Re: Curious, how many people with a PA tolerate/trust peanut oil?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 06:21:42 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.  I guess I'm just getting tired of feeling like some paranoid hypochondriac.  Esp when you read about "highly refined oils" being safe for allergies.  Yet the same idiots who claim that, aka the FDA, don't require anyone to list how the oils in our food we're refined.   
StridAst

Reactions to: chickpeas, peanuts, onion, garlic, sunflower, safflower, peas, cherry, almonds and probably soy
Tested positive for, allergy unconfirmed:  beef, carrots, beans, milk, apples, raspberry.
Asthma, EE also

Offline rebekahc

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Re: Curious, how many people with a PA tolerate/trust peanut oil?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 07:15:47 PM »
I react to highly refined peanut oil, so I avoid it (obviously).  But, even if I had a higher reaction threshold, I'd still avoid for all the reasons gvmom pointed out.
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DS - peanut, tree nut, milk, eggs, corn, soy, several meds, many environmentals. Finally back on Xolair!
DD - mystery anaphylaxis, shellfish.
DH - banana/avocado, aspirin.  Asthma.
Me - peanut, tree nut, shellfish, banana/avocado/latex,  some meds.

Offline gvmom

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Re: Curious, how many people with a PA tolerate/trust peanut oil?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2017, 02:47:20 PM »
I guess I'm just getting tired of feeling like some paranoid hypochondriac.

Why are you feeling like that? 

When it comes to LTFA's we have always had the policy that no food is more important than someone's life.  The need to be safe & alive outweighs wants that are optional or someone else rolling their eyes. 

And, we have typically learned that so-called experts on food allergies know very little compared to people who actually live with them.

Frankly, if the FDA really did care about food safety, they'd be more pro-active and have more requirements about the real information that should be on packaging.

Taking it further, I'd actually prefer it if the whole concept of "comfort zones" with respect to food allergies actually was more accurately titled "risk assessment" or "risk management". 

How much risk are you willing to take with your life to find out if you are going to eat things cooked in peanut oil?  How much risk are you willing to take in deciding what you eat based on the amount of information you are able to find, and who that information comes from, with respect to PA individuals and their ability to ingest peanut oil?

Because, effectively, the "comfort zone" is really how comfortable you are taking a risk with whatever odds that come with a given situation or food.   
 
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Re: Curious, how many people with a PA tolerate/trust peanut oil?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 09:36:27 PM »
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Re: Curious, how many people with a PA tolerate/trust peanut oil?
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 11:04:29 PM »
My son had a bad reaction after eating chips fried in "safe" peanut oil at Panera around 2003. He also got hives after eating at CFA when he was a toddler. He actually used to cry when I pulled up to CFA, so I have it a rest for the better part of a year and when I went back, he had hives where the chicken strips made contact with his face.

He's 19 now. We don't do regular peanut oil.
Me: Sesame, shellfish, chamomile, sage
DS: Peanuts