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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:16 pm 
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Location: saskatchewan, canada
I saw a commercial for these the other day...

http://www.huggieshappybaby.com/product ... /shea.aspx

It just seems really stupid to me to start exposing newborns to shea butter.

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:12 am 
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Location: Clarington
Hypothetical question here-you find a product that works and although it does not contain any nut oils some other products in this line do contain nut oils. Do you use them and not worry about cross contamination or do you use the product regardless?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:49 am 
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Location: Northern California, USA
My daughter got some lotion for free via American Girl Magazine from Bath & Body Works. She mysteriously began breaking out in a rash. I read the label...it contained macadamia nut oil!

We called the company and they were SO apologetic. They sent my daughter a grooming kit (comb, mirror, etc) plus a gift card (so she could buy something that didn't contain nuts).

I think there should be a nut warning and a soy warning on all cosmetic products. My daughter was 10 years old when this happened and I wasn't thinking about cosmetics having nut oils in them. We're thankful that her only reaction was a mild rash.

So basically it boils down to this: you ALWAYS have to read the ingredients of ANYTHING you put into your body or ON your body.

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DD, age 13 allergic to peanuts, legumes (incl soy), tuna, many antibiotics.

DD, age 11, allergic to peanuts, legumes (incl soy).

DH - poss. peanut allergy as a child, but outgrew it.

Me - Allergic to pollen, animals, melons, cherries.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:33 am 
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Location: Ottawa
According to Health Canada's pamphlet on tree nut allergies:

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/al ... oix_e.html

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Avoiding tree nuts and tree nut derivatives
Make sure you read product labels carefully to avoid products that contain tree nuts and tree nut derivatives. Avoid food and products that do not have an ingredient list and read labels every time you shop. Manufacturers may occasionally change their recipes or use different ingredients for varieties of the same brand. Refer to the following list before shopping:...

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Non-food sources of tree nuts
Bean bags, kick sacks/hacky sacks
Bird seed
Cosmetics, hair care products, sun screens
Massage oils

Pet food



According to Network

http://www.calgaryallergy.ca/Articles/E ... hp.htm#TOP

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Are nut oils safe?
Most tree nut oils probably contain enough allergenic protein to cause allergic reactions. These are cold pressed (unprocessed, extruded or expelled) oils and are not safe for nut allergic people.


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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:12 am 
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Thanks for the info. So practically speaking, does anyone know of a product line that is free of nut/peanut derivatives as well as no risk of cross contamination?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:46 am 
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I just noticed that there was a thread under shopping about cosmetics.
http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=327
I wonder if this topic would de better there?

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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