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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:20 pm 
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Okay, my daughter has suffered from atopic dermatitis for 3 and a half years until we finally got her prick tested for 100 foods at in March (after I threw a fit). That's how we discovered that she is a 3 to cottonseed oil. So, that's been difficult to eliminate. About half of all the Crisco containers are mostly cottonseed oil and now it is in most processed foods. Literally, at our local Wal Mart there is not a single frosting or cake mix that dd can eat cuz of the cottonseed oil! Nevermind the x-contam with tn or pn!

Moving on! So, I was researching last night and found this:

"And further if a person is allergic to peanuts for example, cotttonseed oil is so similiar in it's protein structure that a person may have a serious allergic reaction to cottonseed oil as well. Yet so far the FDA does not require allergy labeling of this product that is so similar to peanuts. This is a serious health concern. Peanut allergies can be fatal to some persons, and some similar products with similar protein structures could also create a life-threatening allergy reaction as well."

http://wizbangblue.com/2008/01/26/the-a ... ed-oil.php

So...dd does not have a life threatening cottonseed allergy, but that may be why she reacts to it...because of her peanut allergy. It may also be why some of us think that a cake mix was x-contaminated, but really it may be the cottonseed oil. ASK YOUR ALLERGIST FOR THE TEST FOR COTTONSEED OIL! It's seriously a pain in the butt to avoid, but it has been causing a great deal of dd's problems her whole life I am sure of it! And it explained 3 years of weekly mystery reactions! Take care!

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Daughter, 3 - peanut, tree nuts, crustacean, dust mites, cottonseed oil, sunflower oil, mangoes, mustard, and very mild outdoor allergies, eczema, asthma

Son, 2 - asthma, mild eczema, peanut, mild soy, mild egg


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:52 pm 
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Sorry to hear that it's taken so long for the medical community to track down her allergen. That sounds like a tough on as it's in so many foods.

Check out the recipes for cakes made from scratch, they're easier than you think.

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... ght=wilton

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... hday+cakes

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:04 pm 
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Thanks so much, Susan! Just in time for her birthday party, too! The only cake scratch recipe I have is soooo hard, these look a lot better :)

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Daughter, 3 - peanut, tree nuts, crustacean, dust mites, cottonseed oil, sunflower oil, mangoes, mustard, and very mild outdoor allergies, eczema, asthma

Son, 2 - asthma, mild eczema, peanut, mild soy, mild egg


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