PA dd suddenly allergic to peas?!

Posted on: Sun, 03/19/2006 - 12:50pm
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my dd sophia is 2 yrs old. She was diagnosed with PA aroung Xmas time. She does get hives from contact. Well, this AM my husband discovered hives on her face. He gave her benadryl and they went away. We have nooooo idea what the source was since we have a peanut free house. Maybe a visitor touched something? Well, at dinnertime we decided in a stroke of genius we decided to put peas on her belly. (We'd heard of how PA and peas go hand in hand and we kind of wanted to check) She got hives on the exact spot that the peas were. Again, gave her benadryl and she got better. When she was originally diagnosed with PA, the allergist asked about peas and I said "oh no, she's fine." They were her first food at 6 mos, I was breastfeeding her and watched closely for rxn and she handled them fine back then. Could she have suddenly become allergic to peas after tolerating them? Or could it just have been a secondary rxn? I have to admit, I don't really understand what secondary rxn are.... Any thoughts would be SOOOOOOOO appreciated.

Posted on: Sun, 03/19/2006 - 2:47pm
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Peas are from the same family as peanuts...(legumes).
So maybe that is why she is sensitive to them? DD does not seem to have a problem with them (she does not like them but she has had them before, I keep offering them in hopes she will like them eventually!)
She is severe PA/TNA and shellfish allergic.
I know that her allergist had told me originally to avoid legumes like lima beans, peas etc...just in case.
She does eat pinto beans and black beans with no problem but lima beans and chickpeas we have not given her yet. (she is 5)
Sorry she had a reaction, hope she is feeling better now.
Shelley

Posted on: Sun, 03/19/2006 - 9:24pm
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yeah, she's fine now thanks. I just can't believe that she reacted that way. It was hre first food!

Posted on: Sun, 03/19/2006 - 9:29pm
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Peas do not agree with my PA son. When he was a baby, he didn't like them and seemed to have a lot of "mystery" hives and bad eczema.
Once he was diagnosed as pa, i realized that soy and peas were aggravating his eczema.
he does eat pinto beans without any problem. We do not eliminate soy completely since it is in so many foods, i try to stay away from things that have soy at the top of the ingredient list.

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 2:13am
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DS was diagnosed with PA at 18 months by RAS test. He's never eaten nuts. He used to love peas but we noticed around 2yrs old he was getting diarrhea when he would eat them, then there were two times he vomitted after eating them. That did it for me. I removed those from his diet and wanred the day care not to give him anymore peas. He has been fine since. He used to have a mystery spot on his cheek at about 1 yr old and we thought it was eczema. Now I wonder if it was because of the peas in his diet.

Posted on: Sun, 03/19/2006 - 2:47pm
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Peas are from the same family as peanuts...(legumes).
So maybe that is why she is sensitive to them? DD does not seem to have a problem with them (she does not like them but she has had them before, I keep offering them in hopes she will like them eventually!)
She is severe PA/TNA and shellfish allergic.
I know that her allergist had told me originally to avoid legumes like lima beans, peas etc...just in case.
She does eat pinto beans and black beans with no problem but lima beans and chickpeas we have not given her yet. (she is 5)
Sorry she had a reaction, hope she is feeling better now.
Shelley

Posted on: Sun, 03/19/2006 - 9:24pm
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yeah, she's fine now thanks. I just can't believe that she reacted that way. It was hre first food!

Posted on: Sun, 03/19/2006 - 9:29pm
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Peas do not agree with my PA son. When he was a baby, he didn't like them and seemed to have a lot of "mystery" hives and bad eczema.
Once he was diagnosed as pa, i realized that soy and peas were aggravating his eczema.
he does eat pinto beans without any problem. We do not eliminate soy completely since it is in so many foods, i try to stay away from things that have soy at the top of the ingredient list.

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 2:13am
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DS was diagnosed with PA at 18 months by RAS test. He's never eaten nuts. He used to love peas but we noticed around 2yrs old he was getting diarrhea when he would eat them, then there were two times he vomitted after eating them. That did it for me. I removed those from his diet and wanred the day care not to give him anymore peas. He has been fine since. He used to have a mystery spot on his cheek at about 1 yr old and we thought it was eczema. Now I wonder if it was because of the peas in his diet.

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