Allergy to green beans?

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By cgroth on Wed, 08-23-06, 01:33

DD is 19 months old. Allergic to dairy, soy, peanut & egg. She eats other legumes (pinto beans, red beans) regularly with no problems.

A couple nights ago we had green beans for dinner along with other foods she has eaten before with no problem. She put the bean in her mouth, spit it out and didn't eat another bite. I thought she just didn't like it.

She cried & fussed like something was bothering her. I checked for hives and there was nothing at that time. She seemed okay. About an hour later we noticed a few hives on her face. Gave her benadryl & she was okay.

At the time the green bean didn't really cross my mind, but now I think that must be what she reacted to. I've heard of people being allergic to peas, does anyone have trouble with green beans? Thanks.

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By Corvallis Mom on Wed, 08-23-06, 02:13

DH had both soy and green bean allergies as a kid. The beans no longer bother him much now, but soy still does.

His symptoms were mostly GI, I think.

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By Kathy L. on Wed, 08-23-06, 02:23

I'm pretty sure green beans are in the legume family also. My daughter doesn't react to them, but I'm always watching when she does eat them.

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By AJsmom on Wed, 08-23-06, 19:55

My 9 month old son is allergic to green beans. He broke out in hives after eating about 1-2 tbsp. His older brother has severe allery to peanuts and eggs.

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By cgroth on Thu, 08-24-06, 01:54

Thank you all for your responses. I guess we'll add another food to our list of things to avoid!

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By cathlina on Thu, 08-24-06, 02:49

GREEN BEANS ARE A LEGUME.

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By JacksonsMom on Fri, 08-25-06, 01:33

My 4 yo DS is allergic to green beans. He is PA/TNA/Soy/Sesame and most legumes. I say most, because he skin tested positive to peas , green beans, and all of the other beans we tested him for (can't remember which ones). We just avoid all beans for now. He seems to react to ALL legumes.

Hope this helps.

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By Sharonagain on Fri, 08-25-06, 20:31

My 14 month old is allergic to peanuts. He's eaten green beans and peas since he was 6 months old. Is there any reason to worry?

Sharon

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By cgroth on Fri, 08-25-06, 20:40

Quote:Originally posted by Sharonagain:
[b]My 14 month old is allergic to peanuts. He's eaten green beans and peas since he was 6 months old. Is there any reason to worry?

Sharon[/b]

I don't think so. Looking back, DD would never eat green beans. She always spit out the baby food and has never eaten them when I've made them. I just thought she didn't like them but I guess she is allergic now that she had hives.

She eats other legumes like pinto beans and red beans with no problems. Her diet is so limited, I'm going to continue to give those to her.

If your son has never had a problem with them I see no reason to be concerned.

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By yarnwoman on Fri, 08-25-06, 20:49

are you sure they were green beans and not italian green beans. both my kids the allergic and non allergic ate these a couple months ago and broke out. when i looked things up online some people especially of mediterean descent are allergic. since then i have noticed cans that say green beans and when you look at the ingredients they are italian beans.

but my PA?TNA can eat regular green beans.

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By Sharonagain on Fri, 08-25-06, 22:06

I'm pretty sure they were regular green beans that he is eating. He's eating the mashed green beans in baby food jars as well as the canned pieces of green beans that my 4 year old eats.

He loves them.

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By cgroth on Sat, 08-26-06, 00:53

The one DD put in her mouth and spit out was just a regular green bean. They were fresh from my mom's garden. That is interesting though.

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By Daisy on Sat, 08-26-06, 01:23

Quote:Originally posted by cgroth:
[b]...Looking back, DD would never eat green beans. She always spit out the baby food and has never eaten them when I've made them. I just thought she didn't like them but I guess she is allergic now that she had hives.

She eats other legumes like pinto beans and red beans with no problems. Her diet is so limited, I'm going to continue to give those to her...[/b]

Kids usually know these things before we do. DD did the same thing with apples/applesauce. She is not allergic, just intolerant. But wouldn't go near them. When she was given juice (with apples instead of sugar), she had terrible stomachaches/diarrhea. Still happens (age 9).

Sounds like a good idea to avoid. If the Doc wants to test later, take a fresh one and a cooked one for the SPT.

I know some people that tolerate green, but not dried beans. Looks like it goes both ways.

Bummer, though! Great finger food for toddlers. Perhaps you can add this back in after a few years.

Daisy

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