Posted on: Sun, 10/07/2001 - 6:39am
kniver84's picture
Joined: 07/31/2001 - 09:00

are soybeans something to stay away from if you have a PA? Do they crossreact? Does anyone have experience with this? if so is soybean oil different?


Posted on: Sun, 10/07/2001 - 8:28am
kaseeellen's picture
Joined: 10/06/2001 - 09:00

I was told by my allergist that many PA kids are also allergic to soy. My son is not. Although he is asthmatic, and has had problems with ezcema, which are very common in PA kids. I'd check with your allergist or pediatrician about having your child also tested for soy.
You can never be too careful...

Posted on: Mon, 10/08/2001 - 8:17am
torontosue's picture
Joined: 06/08/2001 - 09:00

My son is 7 years old. He was diagnosed with PA at 11 months old and ate soy all along. This summer we bought some SoyNut Butter. He reacted to that and has since tested positive to soy.
I'm not sure if he has been reacting with minor reactions all along and I hadn't noticed or not. If I had known, I may have kept him away from it. I find this allergy much harder then the peanut allergy. It seems to be in EVERYTHING!

Posted on: Sun, 10/14/2001 - 5:38am
kniver84's picture
Joined: 07/31/2001 - 09:00

Dear kaseeellen and torontosue,
Thank You so much for responding to my question and the good advice. I will try to look into being tested for soy.

Posted on: Sun, 10/14/2001 - 10:50am
pamom's picture
Joined: 02/20/2001 - 09:00

Dear concerned mom:
My 8 year old pa daughter is critically allergic to nuts, she is also allergic to soy. I was not as vigilant about soy as was about peanuts, since she is anaphyllactic to peanuts. However, this summer she was having severe migraines and nausea and I noticed they were related to her soy intake. Since then I have researched and became more vigilant about soy. Here is what I have found:
check the labels and if soy allergic they cannot eat labels with the following:
SOY BEAN, SOY, FOY FLOUR, SOY PROTEIN, SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, VEGETABLE BROTH, CEREAL, VEGETABLE PROTEIN, TAMARI, SOYA. I know this is a lot, but the good news is they can eat labels with the following:
Most grocery bakery items have some sort of soy protein or soy flour in them to stay fresh longer. Broths are also tricky. Also processed lunch meats, hot dogs and hamburger helper and vege burgers are not good.
Good luck and if you have any questions, log on. It really will make your child feel better if you keep your eyes open to the above.

Posted on: Mon, 10/15/2001 - 4:12am
JasonAndJoeysMom's picture
Joined: 10/15/2001 - 09:00

Wait a minute... on the last reply, the poster mentioned that soy lecithin, soybean oil and hydrolyzed soy protein are safe for the soy allergic to consume. That is not always the case.
While many soy allergic individuals can tolerate soy lecithin and soybean oil, that is not the case with everyone who is soy allergic.
Jason can tolerate soy lecithin, but breaks out when he gets something containing soybean oil. I've talked to parents of other soy allergic kids who can't tolerate the oil or the lecithin.

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