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Posted on: Tue, 12/17/2002 - 10:28am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Yes Momofjen, soy is indeed a legume. My PA son seems to tolerate it just fine, but our allergist told us to limit the amount of soy he consumes (he used to consume a lot, as he was allergic to milk and we did not yet know about the PA).
I would definitely mention this to your allergist and have her tested, but in the meantime avoid soy.

Posted on: Tue, 12/17/2002 - 12:32pm
momofjen's picture
Joined: 10/07/2002 - 09:00

Thanks for all your great replies. Debbie, I never would have thought of soy sauce. I know that she has had it before without incident. She has never had any asian food, but my husband does sometimes use it to make fried rice at home. I think I will have to give the allergist a call and ask to have her tested for soy specifically.
Also, I have never heard of any link between bees and honey. She was never tested for a bee allegry.

Posted on: Tue, 12/17/2002 - 1:25pm
krasota's picture
Joined: 04/24/2000 - 09:00

soy sauce is very low protein. some soy allergics can have it, some cannot. same with soy bean oil. there was a study that showed soy lecithin *can* cause allergic reactions.
i'm severely allergic to soy. i can't eat ANYTHING made from it. i avoid vitamin e/tocopherols, mono&diglycerides, lecithin, oil, etc, if i don't know the source. in fact, my peanut allergy is actually *secondary* to my soy allergy. i developed PA as a result of my soy allergy (eating a handful of peanuts nightly after having the soy allergy diagnosed wasn'ta smart idea).
anyhow, some folks can have it, some cannot. many nut/legume butters seem to be prepared on shared lines. [img]/peanut/boards/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif[/img] maybe it was contaminated?
i still consume other legumes, but i try not to eat them every single day.
and yes, green beans, aka string beans, *are* legumes.

Posted on: Fri, 12/20/2002 - 12:16am
kelly01's picture
Joined: 03/19/2001 - 09:00

Hi Momofjen:
(Sorry for the delay in my reply, I just saw your question to me today!).
No, my son is not technically allergic to legumes. However, when we was tested for food allergies after his anaphylactic reaction to a PBJ, our doctor told me that although he was not allergic to soy, that his "numbers" on the soy were elevated and it would be wise to limit soy intake on products that have a high soy concentration.
So we have just continued to avoid those types of soy foods (soynut butter, tofu (which I don't think I would know how to cook anyway!haha), etc.
Hope this helps. I have let him "try" soynut butter (because he was really curious)...but he didn't like it anyway. Again, we use it as a substitute for his siblings.
Regarding the age/confusion over peanut butter thing... I did not introduce soynut butter to the household until my boys (they are triplets) were 4 years old. I, too, was afraid they would not "get" that regular peanut butter was not the same thing. At 4 years old they really did grasp the difference.


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