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#1 of 3 Old 10-12-2002, 05:04 PM - Thread Starter
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Maybe this is a no brainer, but I wanted to get some input. My son (20 mo) has nut and egg allergies. As it gets colder, I wanted to get a good cream for his skin, preferably a natural one. However, all these lovely natural products (Weleda, e.g.) seem to have almond or peanut oil as a major ingredient, to replace petroleum based products I guess.
Now, logically I shouldn't even think about buying the almond oil stuff, I know, but before the allergies were diagnosed (at 17 months or so), I frequently used Weleda diaper care products with NO PROBLEM. (We suspected the problem with his grandma's walnut cookies.) So maybe the oils are an intert form and don't cause a reaction? Or should I stick with Eucerin and A&D?
Interested in your ideas!
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maybe yr ds isn't allergic to almonds? they are often the exception when it comes to nuts - my ds has multiple allergies but almonds are safe

if my ds was allergic to almonds I would not put it on his skin anywhere! not only might he get it to his mouth but you might, with residue on yr fingers

edited to add : sometimes an oil can be tolerated where the whole nut would not be but it is very unpredictable in my experience
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an allergy presentation I saw recently said most kids are allergic to one nut, not all nuts, but are told to avoid all since they'e often processed together. for example had some nut-oil free products, but since they make them in the same place can't guarantee it. Depending on the severity of his allergy, it might be ok. Have you talked about it with your practitioner? And the mamas her can probably suggest some fun natural or work-at-home mom made products with no nut oils. You might even be able to find someone to make stuff custom for you!
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