legumes

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By Sandy on Thu, 01-29-04, 12:30

If you have a peanut allergy, do you stay away from all legumes? (chick peas, brown beans, green beans, lentils etc?) Has anyone eaten legumes with a p.a. and has had no reaction?

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By Nick on Thu, 01-29-04, 13:22

I can - and do - eat anything (allowing for cross-contamination issues) apart from the range of nuts (and also sesame) to which I am allergic.

If one "cross-linked" item gets me, well, I'll have to stay away from that as well, but until then... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

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By Kathy L. on Thu, 01-29-04, 13:55

My pa daughter has had chick peas, lentils, and green beans with no reaction. Doesn't mean everyone can, however.

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By Sandy on Thu, 01-29-04, 16:50

The reason I ask is because my allergist said many years ago, that it is best to stay away from all legumes, even if I can eat it. That way "total" avoidance "might" be better later on for us to get over our p.a.??.....Has anyone heard of that before??

M son loved chick peas, and never reacted.

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By on Thu, 01-29-04, 18:27

Sandy, well, I've never heard about total avoidance of all legumes in helping one outgrow PA, but that doesn't mean anything really.

My PA son does eat legumes that he feels okay eating. He's a very picky eater. When he was younger he would eat kidney beans and other similar beans in Fiesta Vegetable Soup by Campbell's. Now, he won't touch them. I don't force the issue with him just in case.

He does eat peas though. Not sure if green beans are a legume or not but he eats them as well. Chickpeas he has only had in a bite of my falafels probably.

What we do avoid is tree nuts entirely.

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By StaceyK on Fri, 01-30-04, 11:58

My daughter gets 'burn marks' - big red marks - around her mouth when she eats peas - or she did one time. So she no longer eats peas. BUT she does eat other legumes with no problem.

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By DadofTwo on Fri, 01-30-04, 13:45

We avoid all legumes. My son broke out eating lentil soup.

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By leers on Fri, 01-30-04, 13:59

Our allergist said to say away from peanuts and tree nuts. He never mentioned legumes even though they are related to peanuts. My PA son has had no problems with legumes. We have soya marjarine, he loves peas and lentils. I sometimes think that everyone's allergy is so different that doctor's just generalize and say stay away from everything associated with peanuts...

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By Sandy on Fri, 01-30-04, 14:21

Lentils and green peas make him swell and get hives. I am very careful not to cross contaminate his food with ours. He says he feels nauseated after we eat peas,......maybe he can't tolerate the smell? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]

Even though he doesn't react to green beans,and chick peas, do you think total avoidance is the best way to go?

I am tired of making broccoli, asparagus, spinach, and brussel sprouts.

Sandy [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By MichelleR on Fri, 01-30-04, 14:30

Hi Sandy,

I was wondering about this the other day and I did a search of the boards for "legumes" and "chick peas" and found lots of useful threads. It is a question which comes up again and again - it may be useful to read of others' experiences.

I am PA and have never had a problem with other legumes, however it is something I worry about.

Take care,

Michelle

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By erik on Fri, 01-30-04, 14:55

Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
[b]He does eat peas though.[/b]

Jesse likes the taste of peas? Interesting.. I have never been able to eat them as they taste horrible to me ever since I was a child. It is the only vegetable that I can not eat.

(there are some other vegetables that I do not like to eat such as brussel sprouts, etc, but peas are the only vegetable that I find tastes absolutely horrible)

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By e-mom on Fri, 01-30-04, 21:43

Ethan LOVES peas and green beans--and most recently baked beans. Never had any problem with any legumes at all.

I actually love them as well! I have never noticed that peas have an odor either. Hmmm?

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By Sandy on Fri, 01-30-04, 22:52

Great!.......I'm glad that p.a. people can eat legumes.
Now....what if the allergist is right about avoidance?

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By KateB on Sat, 01-31-04, 02:26

My PA son has been told for the past several years to avoid legumes, which we have done. He is also allergic to soy, so perhaps that is why we were told to avoid all legumes. Now he also allergic tree nuts [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

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By darthcleo on Sat, 01-31-04, 02:50

my PA son reacts to chickpeas. We have since removed all legumes from his diet (but we still allow soy lecithin, he doesn't seem to react to that)

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By KateB on Sat, 01-31-04, 03:40

Despite his soy allergy, the doctor said that my son can have soy lecithin and soy oil which he has had for several years now with no problem.

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By e-mom on Sat, 01-31-04, 08:55

Sandy,

I think that if someone has had reactions to peas, green beans, etc. then obviously they should be avoided as they sound as if they are very sensitive to all/most legumes.

However, IMO, if a person hasn't had any reaction to a certain legume I would not cut it out of their diet just because.

Keep in mind that everyone's allergy is going to be different. What is safe for someone might not be safe for another.

You should do what you think is going to be safe.

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By on Sat, 01-31-04, 21:42

e-mom, I agree with your last post. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Within the last couple of months, there has been what I consider quite a lot of discussion about soy. I know momma2boys and I did a thread search one night to try to find out about mesquite, which is a legume.

When I wrote to Anaphylaxis Canada to tell them about Jesse's reactions, thinking I *should* tell someone, they did e-mail me back, which I posted here, with how soy allergy does seem to be becoming more common and more common in PA children.

Kate B., it's the same as what you posted, some soy products are okay and some aren't and that's what I find confusing.

Another PA.com member has noticed that her PA son seems to be having difficulty with soy products now as well.

I did raise the question about whether or not people were avoiding soy "just in case" and I think the general consensus was that no, not unless they felt their child was reacting to it or sensitive to it.

I haven't noticed any difficulties with Jesse yet (touch wood) with regard to soy or any other legumes, but, as I say, when he now refuses to eat a legume like kidney beans that he used to eat in soups in the past, I don't press it with him.

And yes, erik, strangely enough, picky eater guy does like peas. Their big fav right now is broccoli. Me, I have a craving for lima beans with a ton of butter and salt.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By cathlina on Sun, 02-01-04, 00:49

I am a Class III for peas and a Class II for peanuts.

I do not eat any other legumes. I figure I am allergic to two of them that I am not going to risk it.

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