Q. Should I discontinue the products containing coco-glucoside if I am allergic to coconut?

Answered by
Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on May 22, 2019 and last reviewed on: May 22, 2023

Hello doctor,

I always have dry, sensitive, and irritated skin. My entire life, I have been severely allergic to all nuts and tree nuts. I also have a small allergy to coconut. I notice that all of the skincare products and shampoos I have contains Cocamidopropyl betaine or Coco-glucoside in them, which are derived from coconut. Should I discontinue using these products?



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Allergies are condition in which your immune system becomes hypersensitive to foreign particles or substances like pollens, dust particles, mites, pet dander, some foods, and medicines, etc. Your immune system is a protective barrier to allergens, which causes harmful effects on your body. So you should be aware of this and try to know elaborately about those factors or allergens which cause itching, trouble, irritation, red patches, etc.

Treatment plan:

In this situation, you should avoid or protect yourself from those allergens which aggravate the symptoms mentioned above. As well as there is a need to improve your immunity. To do this, you should take Haridrakhand 0.11 ounces with warm milk before the meal and do regular pranayamas like Anuloma Viloma, Nadi Shodhana, and Bhramari.

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