Possible Zucchini Reaction?

Posted on: Fri, 06/22/2007 - 7:38am
Marlowe's picture
Joined: 03/13/2007 - 09:00

okay, gave my 17 mo. old zucchini for 1st time yesterday...he LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it and considering he can currently only safely eat pears, applesauce, carrots,white and sweet taters, and turkey breast, i was THRILLED to see him enjoy something so much...
however, by bathtime he had red patch on right eyelid, his usual patch of redness over his mouth got redder,and then today, he's had a VERY runny nose...
he's never had a runny nose as a reaction symptom before, although i know that CAN be a symptom...has anyone else experienced a "different" set of reaction symptoms with zucchini or squash?
i'm thinkin he has environmental allergies too, cause his eczema has gotten worse since spring, so would environmental allergies make him more suspectible to being allergic to zucchini? and maybe melons and such?
thanks for ANY input,guys...this is all still soooo new and fresh to me, some days i think i'll NEVER "get" these reaction symptoms, etc.

Posted on: Fri, 06/22/2007 - 11:59am
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

It's possible for different foods to give you different reactions or different symptoms of a reaction. That's true for me. I have different reactions to sesame than I do to shellfish.
It's also possible that if you have environmental allergies that you may react more or more easily to other things you are allergic to. Think of it like your allergy cup already being full, so it doesn't take much to make it overflow.
I don't think that's very helpful in determining whether this is a reaction to zucchini, but from what you described, I would think your son is possibly reacting to it. Or perhaps he's fighting off a cold. Hard to be sure--but that's what's so frustrating about these allergies!!
I'd watch him.
Is benedryl in your action plan for minor reactions, and if so, has that eased the symptoms?

Posted on: Fri, 06/22/2007 - 1:28pm
Marlowe's picture
Joined: 03/13/2007 - 09:00

well, it "could" be a cold, but i don't think so since he RARELY is the 1st one in the household that gets a cold...however, runny nose "could" be environmental allergies too? who knows...i DO tend to think it's the zucchini, cause both his eyelids were red and itchy tonight and he has a new patch of eczema behind one ear...
yes, we do have benedryl in our plan and that DOES seem to calm down the red mouth, but not usually anything else...
thanks for the input..i just think i'm getting VERY frustrated trying to "read" all my poor baby's symptoms and signs and reactions and dealing with HOT weather, eczema spots popping up everywhere...
how do mothers of babies with eczema, environmental and food allergies EVER figure out whether it's food or environment or what?

Posted on: Sun, 06/24/2007 - 9:34pm
momll70's picture
Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

I think zucchini may be related to rag weed. I know that the lillies are blooming now and my seasonal allergies are very bad.
[This message has been edited by momll70 (edited June 25, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 06/25/2007 - 12:06am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

My children are grown now but both of them had terrible diaper rashes when I fed them baby food squash. I figured it out with my first but my son endured it for a couple of days before I remembered what happened to his sister.
I grew my own zucchini one year and fed some to my DD and her next wet diaper burned all of the skin of of her little bottom. It was awful. That diaper was wet for maybe five minutes. It was awful.
Ragweed huh? They both have environmental allergies, tons of them.

Posted on: Mon, 06/25/2007 - 2:38am
saknjmom's picture
Joined: 04/02/2003 - 09:00

Zucchini gives me the most horrific stomach ache. I had eaten zuccini bread as a child, no problems. Then, when I was about 18, my aunt made these really tremendous zucchini boats...they tasted like a pepperoni pizza. About 20 minutes after eating, I was doubled over with the worst stomach pain. I thought it was the sausage (spicy).
Then, about a year later, I ate zucchini at a barbeque. Same thing, I was in so much pain, I couldn't stand up.
I don't know if I am allergic to it or what, but I completely avoid zucchini, squash, pumpkin seeds....

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