I wasn’t expecting to do a part 3, I really thought I was done testing Coconut oil. I started to notice pin needle bumps popping up everywhere on my daughter’s torso and back, then on her thighs. I had been giving her several oranges a day (those little cuties) and thought those could be the culprit. However, I stopped giving those to her for a few days and the inflamed itchy areas didn’t change. Then it dawned on me, that it’s a reaction to the Coconut Oil! Crazy because these itchy areas took days to pop up (over a week). Delayed reaction!!
After further research, coconuts could be related in some way to tree nuts. Since she has a tree nut allergy, this could explain the itchies!? So what now?
Before I can continue with Calendula cream, I have to allow her skin to heal. Which means we are back on Aquaphor. About 3 days after I stopped using the Coconut oil, the red inflamed bumps started to dry up and no longer itch. Lesson learned!
Some allergic reactions do not show up immediately, it may take days for the reaction to surface.
Have you tried coconut oil? How has it worked for you? Leave a comment below!