allergy testing - now allergic to soy?

Posted on: Thu, 09/13/2001 - 4:37am
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We've just come from the allergist and he confirmed that Taran is also allergic to soy, however he says since he has never reacted to the soy with an anaphylactic reaction, we can continue to give it to him.

Hmmmm, strikes me as odd....couldn't this be what's contributing to his eczema and asthma?

What is your opinion on this one?

Posted on: Sat, 09/15/2001 - 3:57am
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How was this allergy "confirmed"? My son had his first skin testing a few months ago, showing severe allergies to peanut and soy. Since he drinks soy milk for breakfast just about every day, I questioned the Doc. He said that skin tests can give false positives. If he's been eating the food and not reacting, then this is a case of false positive.
If you think that soy is causing eczema/asthma, though, I would withhold the soy for a couple of weeks to see if there was an improvement in symptoms.

Posted on: Sat, 09/15/2001 - 8:43am
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Taran's tests were the skin "scratch" tests....the peanut allergy reaction was huge, soy wasn't as bad and the allergist was of the same opinion, "if he's been eating it and been fine then there's no reason to stop".
I question the soy making his skin react, as I have noticed an increase in my eczema as I've been eating more soy. I think I will try my best to cut it out of both of our diets and see if we have any improvement/.

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