Anyway, I go to evening classes three times a week and one day when I come home and DD2 says "mommy, why does my tummy hurt?" I ask her if it's because she was hungry. DH says "Oh, she ate a ton of chicken nuggets at Chick-Fil-A!" And I'm like "They fry in peanut oil!!"
So, I've read that peanut oil does not cause problems in most people with peanut allergies, but DD2 had the exact same response to peanut oil that she had to peanut in my breastmilk. I'm must confused. I wouldn't think that her peanut allergy is a life-or-death one. She has even touched peanuts on occasion and has had no reaction. I just though it a mild-ish allergy, but now this peanut oil thing baffles me.
So, what have your experiences been with peanut oil? Are any of your DCs severely allergic to peanuts and not peanut oil? Moderately allergic to peanuts and also peanut oil? Or what?
Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Wife to DH and mama to DD(7) and DD(5) ...Lola the Wiener Dog , Faulkner the Little Giant , Ginger the Wonder Cat , Azkaban the blue parakeet, Sunny the yellow parakeet, 3 nameless hermit crabs, and a whole bunch of fish!
Any IgE food allergy has the potential to turn anaphylactic. Some people who are allergic can tolerate refined peanut oil, some cannot. It's generally recommended that children with peanut allergies strictly avoid all peanut products.
It sounds like you need an allergist who is more proactive. Do you have an epi-pen jr for her?
Chasing DS since April 2007 and pumping for DD March 2013.
~Beth, mama to two amazing girls, ages 12 and 6~