Are you PA plus another legume? - Peanut Allergy Information

Are you PA plus another legume?

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How many of you with PA also react to a legume? Last night I had pinto beans with dinner and within an hour or two had a rash from shoulders to elbows. Took benedryl and it was gone in 30 minutes.

If you also react to a legume, is the reaction different than your reaction to PA?

If you have adult-onset PA, did your legume allergy hit you at the same time?

I've searched the forums and haven't really found an answer to these questions. Thanks in advance for your help. Cheers.

On Mar 13, 2005

Adele my son is 20 and allergic to peanuts, TN, milk, oats, fish, tomatoes, and soy. He has never eaten a legume either, just for safety plus he's got all these food dislikes anyway.

Are garbanzo beans a legume? The other night I put them on a salad and my husband spent the rest of the night coughing. He is notorious for ignoring the least medical problem in himself but he did say he thought the beans made him cough.

I know my husband was allergic to milk as an infant and he still barely tolerates dairy and I always suspected he is the one who gave DS his food allergies (Since DH is the "blaming" sort in a nice ish way but it still tugs.) Now I might have confirmation with those garbanzo beans.

So yes, my son avoids legumes.


On Mar 13, 2005

And Adele, may I say something?

You are newly diagnosed and found this site thru some sort of fortune.

Your queries are a pleasure to answer. Sometimes a new member will come here all scared (and rightly so) and overwhelmed mostly with a young child who is newly diagnosed. It is scary because they need to know everything. I usually refer them to FAAN and pray.

You have just approached everything with such intelligence and humor I look forward to your next question. Plus you bring things up that I wonder does my son know, have we covered that specific topic?

Know what I mean? You are like this blank slate peanut wise but you come at it so well prepared and slowly but surely. I hope you are getting what you need here, I think you are, we are a pretty good group.

I appreciate your presence here.


On Mar 13, 2005

Peggy, what a nice thing to say. I thought I was a bother with lots of silly question. A blank slate in the PA dept. describes me perfectly! Most of you have been living with PA for a long time but I didn't even know this world existed until 6 weeks ago.

Glad to know that my newbie questions can help others. Having PA is sort of like flying. The more you know about it, the less there is to fear.

I have found answers to many questions I'd already asked by looking through previous posts. Part of the problem was figuring out how to use 'search'. I use a MAC - don't know if this makes any difference.

If there are other newbies out there having trouble with 'search'...to do a new search you have to click on RESET FIELDS' instead of getting rid of the word using your delete key. Otherwise the search engine will do a search for the word you just deleted. Some of my other problems with 'search' could be pilot error.....

I am pleased I have found such a great group of people eager to help. In the evenings, I am working my way through old postings, chuckling at the humor (crating the twins, sippy cups on the crate doors...I forwarded that one to my DIL...she can relate!), wincing a time or two when someone takes offense, but mostly feeling grateful that there are so many others that are willing to give of their time and experience.

Thanks to all for your help. It would be a lonely PA world without you.

Cheers, Adele

Edited to add a P.S. Yes, garbanzo bean (chickpea) is a legume...and one of the more allergenic of the legume family (besides PN) from what I have read.

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On Mar 13, 2005

I am PA and also allergic to peas. Peas are the "closest" legume to peanuts. My RAST test was level 3 to peas and 2 for peanuts.

I avoid all legumes.

On Mar 13, 2005

Welcome Adele,

It is my son who is PA, and yes, he's allergic to chick peas (as well as TN's and sesame).

I am allergic to lentils, the only legume that's a problem for me as far as I know.


On Mar 14, 2005

I've had much more severe reactions to soy than to peanut. I can have other legumes. My epi-pen was first prescribed for my soy, papaya, and natural rubber latex allergies.

My food allergies are adult onset. When my RAST test scores came back (I'd been having constant hives, mouth swelling, itchiness, etc), my doctor stressed the importance of avoiding everything but peanuts. For whatever reason, they got omitted.

He didn't realize I'd compensate for the loss of tofu by eating a handful of roasted peanuts every night. Well, two weeks later, I call him and am freaking out about having hives and swelling again and he reviewed my chart asking, "and you're not eating peanuts, either, so that can't be it. . . " We cleared that up right away. I'd had a positive, albeit low, RAST result to peanuts when all the previous tests were done, but it somehow fell by the wayside.

Needless to say, peanuts left my diet. He's a good doc and I don't blame him for the miscommunication--there were a lot more pressing issues at hand--I was a vegetarian who ate soy every single day, usually for every meal.


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On Mar 15, 2005

my son, 9 has peanut and bean allergies, however is not allergic to all beans. was once told by an allergy expert that its rare to be completly allergic to whole group. That makes sense to me, as william is kiwi allergic and every one goes on about latex allergy, but he does not have that one ( counting blessings here!LOL)

Will can not eat chick pea, baked beans, kidney beans , butter beans etc, but can eat green frozen peas, and whole green beans. i have recently introduced lentils back in to his diet and all is ok. allergies are so individual, and change as you grow older. there is a growing rate of allergies amoung menaporsal women ( something for me to look forward to!, and yes, my mother finds her asthma is worse when she eats nuts and her throat is itchy, but does she get this checked out! no ! fat chance of that! )

allergies are a total pain.


On Mar 22, 2005

My 21 year old PA son avoids peas and soy. He has tested positive and has had cross contamination also. Heartlander

On Mar 22, 2005

Hi Adele,

I only found this website last night and joined up. You asked if people with PA also reacted to legumes. I've had the PA since I was a child, although this was only "diagnosed" after my first anaphylactic reaction at age 22, over 20 years ago. PA was pretty unheard of then and people would laugh when they knew I was allergic to peanuts, even the nurses in hospital when I had my second child. I'd laugh with them and tell them about it as they simply didn't know about PA. I've always been able to eat peas and green beans although I've never eaten baked beans, lentils etc. Last night something I ate for the first time contained soy bean oil. Not something I'd normally look for or be wary of. But less than 30 minutes having eaten, I had a pretty violent gastric reaction and none of my family were ill having eaten the same thing. When my husband checked the ingredients and saw that, we wondered if that is what I reacted to. Some chocolates containing soy lecithin leave me with a horrible nutty taste and this happened with one a few days ago. I took an antihistamine to be on the safe side. So now with this happening I tend to think I'll need to be wary of soy products.


On Mar 23, 2005

I'm allergic to peanut and to chick peas/garbanzo beans, another legume. I seem to be ok with the others so far. Also allergic to tree nuts and sesame. For the person reacting to chocolate with soy lecithin, I would be more suspicious about cross contamination of the chocolate. I used to think I was allergic to different things in the chocolates that had that nutty taste- turns out they're all labeled "may contains" now.

On Mar 24, 2005

My 9 year old DS, who is severely allergic to peanuts, is also allergic to soy. He likes chili, which I make with kidney beans and sometimes white beans, with no problems. My 11 year old DD, who is allergic to peanuts, will not even touch a bean for me to find out. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

By Alcar1347 on Jun 23, 2015

I've been PA and allergic to all nuts since I was 2 years old. In my late teens I discovered I was allergic to chick peas (garbanzo beans). In my mid twenties I had a severe reaction to a detox protein powder that had pea protein as the main ingredient. Since then I've been allergic to peas, which I didn't really care for anyway. I used to be able to eat fried rice and certain soups and not eat the peas, but no longer. I typically avoid other lentils and legumes, including food dishes that contain them. I can still eat sugar snap peas and green beans without incident. I hope my experiences with food allergens had given you some insight.

By millsci on Jun 24, 2015

I'm peanut and tree-nut allergic, and could tolerate all beans and legumes until my first pregnancy. Then when I was about 3 months pregnant I has a severe response to a lentil soup I had been eating with no problem for years before-hand. I also developed an allergy to green peas. So it can change! I still react to peas, but am too scared to try lentils again, 4 yrs later...it was so freaky since my throat swelled and blood pressure dropped and I was on my own at home and pregnant!