Do you avoid other foods in the legume family?

Posted on: Wed, 01/30/2008 - 11:30pm
zoya000's picture
Joined: 09/20/2007 - 09:00

Yesterday my son had a appointment with his allergist and she gave us a sheet that shows you the Legume family and I thought she said that we should avoid all foods in the legume family since he is more likely to react to one of them. I really did not think too much of it until I really looked at the list and realized that String Beans are in the Legume family. My son loves green and wax beans and eats them all of the time. Obviously he has never had a reaction to these. do you give your PA child other foods that are related to the peanut? I am very confused by this! Thanks in advance for any help.


Posted on: Thu, 01/31/2008 - 3:17am
kandebuttahfly's picture
Joined: 12/27/2007 - 17:08

i do. my 11 month old PA son LOVES his green beans! i have also given him hummus (chickpeas/garbonzo beans i think?) without even thinking it may cause reaction. he didnt eat much of it, but didnt have a reaction, but eats green beans all the time.

Posted on: Thu, 01/31/2008 - 3:23am
CorinneM1's picture
Joined: 06/20/2002 - 09:00

My son is allergic to peanuts only. We do not avoid other legumes. We eat green beans and peas regularly (2-3x a week with dinner meals). We have not had a reaction to either. But, this is our comfort zone. You need to do what you feel is best for your child.

Posted on: Thu, 01/31/2008 - 4:31am
mpeters's picture
Joined: 10/28/2001 - 09:00

We did not avoid them in the past, but my daughter, who has been PA for 10 years developed an allergy to soy last year. (she had skin tested negative to soy in the past but after a hives reaction she was retested, including food challenge and failed miserably. This year her lips have started blistering and throat itching after eating split pea soup. (we tried three times before we were convinced it was the peas) We took her for more testing and she tested allergic to black beans. (the other 4 or 5 legumes they had for prick testing were negative) They did not have split peas for testing so we will bring in our own next time we go. I think her allergic response is beginning to generalize to other legumes. It stinks because she actually LIKES vegetables. Still, I do not think we will avoid them all, but rather eliminate them as a known allergy occurs.

Posted on: Thu, 01/31/2008 - 4:33am
celiam's picture
Joined: 01/29/2008 - 06:25

My 16 month old PA son loves green beans and peas. He eats them at least 2x/ week. His allergist did not say he had to avoid food in the legume family, but did tell us to avoid tree nuts.

Posted on: Thu, 01/31/2008 - 7:19am
lj's picture
Joined: 01/26/2006 - 09:00

We eat all types of peas, beans and green beans regularly. No problem so far. We were never advised to avoid.

Posted on: Thu, 01/31/2008 - 9:04am
Spoedig's picture
Joined: 09/17/2004 - 09:00

My son's allergist recommended he avoid all legumes about 5 years ago.

Posted on: Thu, 01/31/2008 - 12:41pm
psufan1996's picture
Joined: 06/03/2007 - 09:00

My DD eats peas, black beans, kidney beans and pinto beans with no problems. She does not like green beans (I don't know if this is from her allergy or not), and broke out into hives after eating lima beans. We have not given her chick peas or lentils since she reacted to the lima beans because I am nervous. Maybe at some point I will be brave enough to try them.

Posted on: Thu, 01/31/2008 - 1:01pm
Boots's picture
Joined: 12/21/2007 - 16:15

I just recently stopped most beans only b/c dd had a bad eczema outbreak all over her face after eating red beans and rice. She hasn't had kidney beans in a long time so I am positive the eczema was from them. She still eats green beans with no problems.
I want to try kidney beans one more time to see, but I just don't want the outbreak again if they were the cause.
She is also allergic to soybeans.

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