Eczema,PA ,and Soy

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By arachide on Fri, 10-13-00, 17:13

Have any of you who have a pa child with eczema tried eliminating other "legume family" foods from your child's diet to see if the eczema would clear up?

Obviously it isn't peanut causing my son's eczema since he isn't exposed to it anymore. I was thinking of trying to eliminate soy (good luck to me - that stuff's in EVERYTHING!). Anyone else try this?

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By AmyR on Fri, 10-13-00, 17:48

Has your child been tested for a soy allergy? My son gets ezcema occasionally but when he tested positive for peanuts he tested negative for soy. I all wonder what his ezcema is from.

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By arachide on Fri, 10-13-00, 18:01

My son was allergy tested for a battery of things at 18months and as far as I know there was no mention of an allergy to soy, only peanut. I don't think he's "allergic" to soy though since he's obviously eating foods containing soy and nothing drastic is happening (other than the persistent but mild eczema)- hence my wondering about the legume connection (he doesn't eat peas, lentils or anything else that is an obvious legume).

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By san103 on Fri, 10-13-00, 22:54

Your child's eczema could be caused by any of a number of foods

My son has allergies to peanuts, tree nuts and soy. Before we knew about his allergies, and when I was still nursing, he had terrible eczema (red rash all over his body). Now it is much better. He scored very slight on a wheat allergy, and when we give him too much wheat his ezcema seems to get worse (nothing like before, just some dry patches on his arms). He also get eczema after being around certain types of dogs.

My friend's tree nut allergic daughter gets eczema for milk products...though she does not think it is serious enough to stop feeding her milk.

Soy may cause the eczema for your child, but keep an open mind, it could be anything!

Good luck,

San

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By Kristy on Fri, 10-13-00, 23:27

Before the PA, my then 9mo.olds most favorite baby food was peas and green beans. I have a picture of her 2days before the reaction, she is covered in eczema.

When I found out this meant legumes I stopped feeding them to her.

She is 4 now, about a year ago we tried them again, and without a doubt was the cause of a bad and painfull case of eczema.
Mind you she still gets eczema but only with extreme weather changes or if her skin gets dried out.

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By Fed Up ! on Sat, 10-14-00, 00:03

WHEN MY DAUGHTER WAS JUST WEEKS OLD SHE HAD ECZEMA VERY VERY BAD.SHE LOOKED AS IF WE HAD PUT HER IN A DEEP FRYER. NARROWED IT DOWN TO MILK FAT IN THE FORMULA ONCE WE TOOK HER OFF IT SHE CLEARED UP. MIND YOU SHE STILL HAS ECZEMA TODAY AT 5 BUT NOT AS BAD SHE ONLY DRINKS 1% MILK. TRY THAT IT IS VERY COMMON ALLERGY.

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By arachide on Sat, 10-14-00, 13:46

Anyone ever hear of lupine flour? Lupine is a legume. There's an extremely informative article link about this. Lupine flour is used in a variety of pasta and apparently often causes allergic responses in those who are allergic to peanuts. Check out the link.
[url="http://www.allerg.qc.ca/peanutallergy.htm#lupine"]http://www.allerg.qc.ca/peanutallergy.htm#lupine[/url]

I'll certainly be on the lookout for this in my search for legume eczema triggers.

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By arachide on Sat, 10-14-00, 23:13

Fed Up - have you eliminated all dairy products from your child's diet? If so, how difficult has it been to ensure she get her calcium. I debated about eliminating dairy but it certainly seems counterproductive to replace with soy which I believe is the most common substitute.

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By san103 on Sun, 10-15-00, 16:51

Your child's eczema could be caused by any of a number of foods

My son has allergies to peanuts, tree nuts and soy. Before we knew about his allergies, and when I was still nursing, he had terrible eczema (red rash all over his body). Now it is much better. He scored very slight on a wheat allergy, and when we give him too much wheat his ezcema seems to get worse (nothing like before, just some dry patches on his arms). He also get eczema after being around certain types of dogs.

My friend's tree nut allergic daughter gets eczema for milk products...though she does not think it is serious enough to stop feeding her milk.

Soy may cause the eczema for your child, but keep an open mind, it could be anything!

Good luck,

San

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By Fed Up ! on Sun, 10-15-00, 22:22

Arachide,
No I have'nt uliminated all dairy products from Amber's diet. I find thst reducing the milk fat intake in her diet helps alot. We have went from homo milk -2%-now we only drink 1%. Now that I think about it she doesn't care to much for dairy products. She will eat Petite Danone yogurts, milk for breakfast, she's not into cheese or anything like that really. I buy childrens vitamins with extra calcium and she eats ALOT of fruits and veggies which are high in calcium. We haven't had any problems with clcium deficiency. So I geuss we're doing alright. Just try reducing the milk fat in the milk you buy. You can also buy reduced milk fat cheeses, if your kid likes cheese(alot of kids do) it isn't low fat or taste like diet cheese just low milk fat. It's usually the milk fat that is the problem.
She still has outbreak of eczema, it's not something you ever really get rid of. I also had it as a child and still do. Good Luck!!

Take care !! JEn Lyttle

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By on Mon, 10-16-00, 01:45

My non PA son is extremely lactose intolerant. We have him on Rice Milk (it is advertised that it has more calcium then regular milk). I recently spoke to the pediatrician and she recommended him eating a Tum's each day and reminded me orange juice is extremely high in calcium. Our family is a fruit and veggie lover so she thinks that the calcium will be fine.

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By Cayley's Mom on Fri, 12-01-00, 21:08

arachide - I'm bringing this thread back to the top because I'm curious about how your son's eczema is. Have you found the culprit (or narrowed it down) that triggers his eczema?

How have you been finding eliminating soy and legumes? As you say, soy (or soy protein) is in EVERYTHING! I didn't realize how extensively we eat soy until I started reading labels for allergy info. And we thought peanuts were in everything...!

Well, just wondering if his skin is improving any, especially now that the cold, dry weather is here. Take care, Carolyn

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By arachide on Sat, 12-02-00, 14:16

Cayley's Mom - I still haven't discovered a food trigger for my son's eczema. I've been avoiding soy but to no avail. I have to say though that my son's eczema is very mild with only a few dime-sized patches on his legs. I treat the patches with cortizone cream and never use soap on him except on his hands.

I'm beginning to think it may not only be food related, since the cold weather seems to trigger it too...(sigh)...

I sympathize with mothers whose children have severe soy allergies. That stuff is everywhere!

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By AmyR on Sat, 12-02-00, 20:21

Arachide - if it's any consolation, my son seems to be rashy lately. I am thinking it is the cold, dry weather that's bringing it on.

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By J. Roberts on Wed, 12-13-00, 11:24

Arachide (and everyone else): I myself have the peanut/soy/legume allergy (Class 5 on Peanuts -- Class 4 on Soy & other legumes). I am almost 29 yrs. old, found the allergy at age 1 1/2. I also have eczema. I am also allergic to other foods that will not evoke anaphylaxis (citric acid, certain spices, etc.). My mother has eczema, but no food allergies like mine, except certain foods exacerbate her eczema (tomatoes are the worst, cause large break-outs for her). Although the food allergies and contact with allergens through diet can cause break-outs, it is not always food being the irritant. Certain chemicals (cleaning supplies, shampoo, chlorine in pools and tap water) will create the break-outs as well, since eczema is contact dermatitis. As an adult, my eczema is almost non-existent, but I was highly sensitive until around age 24. Chlorine in tap water (tub baths and washing dishes by hand really made me break out) and swimming pools (especially public ones, where they pump gallons and gallons of chlorine in) would cover me in eczema. Lotions, soaps, etc. would exacerbate it as well (avoid anything with "fragrance", for one). Also, some lotions have oil in them (in the '70s and early '80s, Jergens Lotion used peanut oil). It could simply be something your child is coming into contact with (hairspray was bad, too). Good luck and I hope it all goes well. (Oh -- have you tried Lydex prescription cream? It works wonderfully for me, has since childhood. Literally clears up terrible eczema breakouts within usually 2 days.)

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