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Updated 10 February 2016

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Nut oils are favourite ingredients in creams, lotions, shampoos and oils nowadays, which could pose a problem for those allergic to tree or peanuts.

The oils can be absorbed through the skin and trigger an anaphylactic reaction.

Art supplies are another surprising source of nut oils and peanut oil is common in art supplies, so be sure to talk to your child’s school about possible allergens in school art supplies.

Visit our Allergy Centre to learn more about other allergies.

 
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