Peanut allergy confirmed plus soy bean allergy

Posted on: Tue, 11/13/2007 - 8:09am
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So, Sofia got re-tested for the peanut allergy as well as some tree nuts and soy beans. I had a glimmer of hope that her first RAST test was wrong, but it was not. Actually, the second test came back higher and puts her as a 6/6 not a 5/6. She also has a moderate allergy to soy beans, which I'm not sure what that means. I mean, as I was reading the ingredients of the foods in our house to get rid of any with peanuts, I noticed how many things have soybean oil and was thinking that I was glad she is not allergic to soy beans! Ugh. More research to do I guess. We have an appointment to see her allergist on Thursday afternoon. I'm hoping he'll do some skin tests to see if she is allergic to otehr legumes. I'll be really surprised because she has been eating pinto and kidney beans for a long time.

So, just wanted to post an update. I guess it could be worse, but the outcome is still very gloomy for me.

Posted on: Tue, 11/13/2007 - 10:20am
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Marcela sorry to hear the rast numbers went up. At this point though I guess you wait for Thursday to see what the SPT shows. I would get that "moderate" level to soy clarified. People can have anaphylactic reactions to soy as well. Let us know what happens Thursday.

Posted on: Tue, 11/13/2007 - 1:38pm
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Originally Posted By: MarcelaShe also has a moderate allergy to soy beans, which I'm not sure what that means. I mean, as I was reading the ingredients of the foods in our house to get rid of any with peanuts, I noticed how many things have soybean oil and was thinking that I was glad she is not allergic to soy beans! Ugh. More research to do I guess. We have an appointment to see her allergist on Thursday afternoon.
Most people allergic to soy can have soybean oil and soy lecithin. Those are the ones that are in so many things. My son is allergic to soy and our allergist told us these were ok for him. Ask your allergist - since her allergy is "moderate" she will likely be able to have these forms.
The things ds cannot have: actual soy protein products, like soy milk, tofu, etc. Also, soy flour and soy protein are ingredients in a lot of baked goods, baking mixes and candies. Not many, but enough that you have to [i]carefully[/i] read the labels (they are usually one of the [i]last[/i] ingredients, easy to miss, I've done it!). I know pretty much every Entenmanns item contains soy flour, unfortunately.

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