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    Default Coconut oil and salicylates

    I've been doing a little research on coconut oil because I wondered why it was effective in treating rosacea, and learned that it is very high in salicylates. For most people this probably isn't a problem, but I'm allergic to aspirin so it concerns me.

    I haven't had an allergic reaction to the coconut oil (I've been applying it to my skin, not eating it) but I worry that it might eventually cause problems. On the other hand olive oil is also very high in salicylates and I've been eating that for years without any problem. I might be worrying about nothing, but I thought I'd share the information as it might be useful to some on the forum.

    http://salicylatesensitivity.com/abo...ide/fats-oils/

    Salicylate levels for all kinds of foods can be found here http://salicylatesensitivity.com/about/food-guide/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea View Post
    I've been doing a little research on coconut oil because I wondered why it was effective in treating rosacea, and learned that it is very high in salicylates. For most people this probably isn't a problem, but I'm allergic to aspirin so it concerns me.

    I haven't had an allergic reaction to the coconut oil (I've been applying it to my skin, not eating it) but I worry that it might eventually cause problems. On the other hand olive oil is also very high in salicylates and I've been eating that for years without any problem. I might be worrying about nothing, but I thought I'd share the information as it might be useful to some on the forum.

    http://salicylatesensitivity.com/abo...ide/fats-oils/

    Salicylate levels for all kinds of foods can be found here http://salicylatesensitivity.com/about/food-guide/
    Thank you for this. I just saw it, having just posted about salicylic acids. So I thought I'd bounce it to the top!

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