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Author Topic: Shea  (Read 115 times)

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Offline SilverLining

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Shea
« on: September 22, 2020, 10:08:42 AM »
I am considering purchasing a lotion that has Shea butter in it. Googling I find itís a nut....or a drupe. I eat other drupes.

Do people here eat/use it? (Is it ever edible? I donít know.)

Do people avoid it?

If you care to answer, please also include whether dealing with peanut or nut or both.

TIA

Online rebekahc

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Re: Shea
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2020, 11:19:06 AM »
DD who is not allergic to peanuts or tree nuts is allergic to Shea used topically. I am allergic to peanuts and tree nuts (but not drupees that Iím aware of) and I do not react to topical Shea. Neither of us has ingested it to my knowledge.
TX - USA
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 SilverLining

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Re: Shea
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2020, 01:25:51 PM »
Thank you for the info.

I read the labels of all the creams in my home. None have it.

Offline PurpleCat

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Re: Shea
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2020, 03:21:21 PM »
DD was contact sensitive for sure when she was a kid.  We avoid and she has not eaten.  Kleenex with shea made her whole face blow up when she was little and a lotion with shea irritated her skin too.

Offline spacecanada

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Re: Shea
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2020, 05:54:33 PM »
I am contact sensitive to Shea as well. PN/TN allergy and eczema.
I don't know what I'm allergic to anymore... the list keeps growing.

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Re: Shea
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2020, 05:30:41 AM »
Dd is peanut/tree nut and uses Shea without issues.  I think itís in some chocolate, Iíd have to check, but I do think so.  Iíll have to check ingredients on safe brands she eats. 
dd with peanut, tree nut and raw egg allergy

Offline Ciel

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Re: Shea
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2020, 03:31:24 PM »
I have no issues at all with shea butter. I use it in homemade lip balm and skin balms. I use it in a recipe to sooth my eczema, even. I guess with lip balm, I have ingested it. I havenít eaten it in nut form to my knowledge.

I am allergic to peanuts and tree nuts (specifically only pistachios and cashews as far as I know).

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Re: Shea
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2020, 05:33:54 PM »
Iíve ordered it. Itís a home made cream, made by probably the only person in the world I would trust to make it for me.