10 mos of being nut/soy free...

Posted on: Tue, 12/16/2003 - 5:07am
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My youngest son is 21 mos. old. We found out 10 mos. ago that he has p/a as well as egg and the whole legume family. My allergist told us that it's a fluke that he is allergic to all legumes. There's only a 6% chance of that happening. I battled with months of him having a red rash on his right cheek and raw diaper rash to the point that the skin was literally "burned" off (bloody.) We used burn ointment on it. After having him in ER after consuming less than a teaspoon of p.butter., we found out about the p/a.. I went back to my trusted pediatrician and asked why there hadn't been a red flag when he had the rash on his face and diaper rash SEVERAL times when eating strained peas/green beans and pasta that contained egg. I literally got into an arguing match with him. I was not a happy camper to say the least. I don't understand why new parents are made aware that food allergies CAN be LIFE threatening!!! It frustrates me to no end! I always tell anyone within ears reach that has a new baby not to feed them p/b or eggs, etc. until they are older.
Call me whatever, but it's important!!!

Posted on: Tue, 12/16/2003 - 6:20am
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Joined: 09/23/2003 - 09:00

I had the same problem but he was my fifth child, he had bad excema off and on when I was breast feeding. When he was 1 1/2 he had ear infections for several months, they were considering tubes. All this time the doctor nevered mention food allergies, finally he swelled up after eatting a peanutbutter sandwich a couple times, ( yes I said a couple, I was really stupid, never experienced food allergies before) and I mentioned it to his doctor, who then refered us to a allergist and found out he was PA and egg. AFter we stopped both egg and peanutbutter his excema cleared up mostly and no more ear infections. I don't think there is enough awareness about food allergies, and the symtoms that they can cause.
Welcome to these boards and I have found them to be a life saver for us. Donna

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