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soy ? and other ?

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Ok, I have a question that maybe someone can answer for me. If someone has a peanut allergy, they are told to stay away from peanut oil, even though the chance of reaction is very slim as the proteins have been heated out (minue cold or expeller pressed), but with a soy allergy, the same trace amounts of protein can be left in the oil after the process, yet we are told it is ok to eat? Does anyone know why this is? A person can have a severe allergy to soy, so it just seems strange. My son has soy allergy on top of the PA, and have decided to eliminate everything soy except the oil and I wonder why I am not doing the same as I am doing with the peanut oil? THe other ? I hzve is this, my son has had diarrhea for about three days and this morning I noticed what looks like an ecezma rash on the upper portion of the crack (no other was to describe) of his bottom and between his scrtoum. He has had bowel and diaper rash problems since he was born which leads me to think maybe those were ealry food allergy signs? But he has never had that kind of rash. WE are taking him back in on Wednesday to get tested for tree nuts, sunflowers, and seasame again. Maybe the dr will know? Thanks Therese

On Oct 24, 2005

I react to soybean oil, soy-derived vitamin E, soy lecithin, etc. The reaction isn't always severe as ingesting tofu or edamame (anaphylaxis), but the hives, eczema, and swelling sure aren't fun. And I've had throat swelling from those substances, along with contact reactions, so I practice strict avoidance.

A certain subset of soy allergic individuals will react to these substances. Others will not. There is more than one allergenic protein/compound in the soybean. One could be allergic to any of them.

Oddly enough, I'm just fine with *non* cold press peanut oil. I can have boardwalk fries or Five Guys fries. Soybean oil, though, is very risky for me. My peanut allergy is sort of a cross-reactive allergy with my soy allergy. Fortunately, I'm fine with other legumes (licorice, alfalfa, lentils, green beans, etc).

ygg

On Oct 24, 2005

We pretty much treat soy like we do peanut, I noticed a definite correlation between my son's contact with soy and his eczema, hives, even breathing difficulties. His soy number is undetectable on his RAST but he is a 2+ on his skin test. He has been much healthier without soy for the last 3 years.

On Oct 24, 2005

my son is severely tree nut allergic and on his RAST he comes up very high on soy. The strange thing, and I talked today with his allergist about this, is that he loves soy and appears to have no reaction when he eats it...still we are going to avoid it.

------------------ mom to Ari(5) - severe nut allergies, asthma, you name it - and Maya (8), mild excema

On Oct 24, 2005

licorice is a legume???

My son is supposed to avoid all legumes. He's allergic to peanuts, soy and chickpeas. He does enjoy black licorice though, and I don't remember ever seeing him react to that. However, doctors orders are to avoid every legume out there... I guess I missed one.

On Oct 25, 2005

Yes, licorice is a legume. The candy you buy may not contain real licorice. You might need to call and confirm.

I like real licorice, but most of it contains wheat, so it's off limits for me. I make licorice tea, but I have to be cautious with the amounts, since it can elevate blood pressure. A daily cup of licorice tea turned my abnormally low blood pressure into slightly too high BP! I now save it for special occasions or use it to get my BP up on days when I'm feeling faint and woozy. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

ygg

On Oct 25, 2005

Wow...we are going through a soy crisis right now! DS had a re-test on Peanut two weeks ago and while his peanut is still off the charts he now came back with a class two soy. We were told over the phone to stay away from soy but soy lecticin and oils were ok... Now this past Saturday while eating pizza (did have soy oil in it) he started to cough and break out in hives all around his mouth and facial swelling. Husband who was home with him gave him Benydrl and it stopped the cough and the hives and the swelling got better within a half hour. Took him to the allergist today and they did a scratch test and was possitive. (he had one done 6 mos ago and was negative) Now he wants us to stay away from all soy including oil and lecticin until a follow up vistit and another test in three months! I am looking at everything including breads and can not find anything soy free! Any help or suggestions on breads or any other products that are PN/TN and Soy free???? Thanks! Lori

On Oct 26, 2005

I just got back from more testing for my son and he is also allergic to sunflowers, chocolate, and almonds. FUnny thing, my son will not eat chocolate, that is why we had him tested. What normal child does not like chocolate. Anyway, I would suggest going to a health food store and looking there for bread, bigger stores usually have a list of foods at the info counter that have major allergens in them. Our dr today did tell him to avoid all soy, he has been breaking out around his mouth. THerse

On Oct 26, 2005

For breads we make our own pretty much. Kangaroo fat free pitas seem to be OK, we don't have a problem with Ray's Bagels either. Pepperidge Farm has a new line of frozen breads as well (rolls and such).

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