My daughter is 13 months old. Everyone keeps telling me hold off on peanut butter til she is atleast 2 because of allergies. She has had foods cooked in peanut oil though, and had absolutely no reaction. So is peanut oil the same as peanut butter allergy wise? And when can I start giving her PB&J!?Answer Question
Answer by KFree907 at 11:28 AM on Jan. 15, 2009
Answer by Jynnifer292 at 11:28 AM on Jan. 15, 2009
Answer by Jynnifer292 at 11:30 AM on Jan. 15, 2009
Just because she didn't have a reaction to peanut oil doesn't mean she won't have a reaction to peanuts.
-refined peanut oil (heat processed) is not allergenic (in other words, it will not cause an allergic reaction in the peanut-allergic individual). Of 10 peanut-allergic patients challenged with peanut oil, none reacted to the protein-free oils. Subsequent reports have indicated that oils contaminated with peanut protein may indeed produce significant allergic reactions in peanut-sensitive individuals. Cold-pressed oils are more likely to contain peanut proteins than hot-pressed oils. (1997) 15
-Hourihane and co-workers evaluated two grades of peanut oil for a large group of subjects with proven allergy to peanuts, in a double-blind, crossover food challenge with crude peanut oil and refined peanut oil. None of the 60 subjects reacted to the refined oil; six (10%) reacted to the crude oil. They concluded that crude peanut oil should continue to be avoided. Refined peanut oil did not pose a risk to any of the subjects. Change in labeling to distinguish the two grades are recommended 18
Answer by laadeedah at 11:48 AM on Jan. 15, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 1:30 PM on Jan. 15, 2009
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