Strange reaction........any ideas????

Posted on: Wed, 02/14/2001 - 5:34am
ihatepeanuts's picture
Joined: 04/08/2000 - 09:00

pMy 5 year old is allergic to peanuts,br /
eggs, almonds, brazil nuts, cashews,br /
coconut, hazelnuts, pistachios and somebr /
forms of dairy. I made a homemade soupbr /
the other day. These are the ingredientsbr /
that he never had before:/p
psplit peas (green and yellow)br /
lentilsbr /
barleybr /
alphabet pasta/p
pThis soup of course has other things thatbr /
he has had before. To my knowledge thisbr /
was the first time he had these particular things (well....he has had green peas before but doesn't like them). He had a few bitesbr /
of mine and surprisingly said he liked itbr /
and wanted some of his own. As I wasbr /
going to get him a bowl he came in and saidbr /
he needed something to drink because it wasbr /
"spicy" (this is his word for anythingbr /
somewhat strong.....even Sprite). He saidbr /
he didn't want anymore. I looked at himbr /
and he said his mouth and throat were feelingbr /
funny. His lips were ever so slightlybr /
puffy. We watched him all evening like abr /
hawk and he was fine. It worried me thoughbr /
because the only time his lips got puffybr /
was when he possibly had a piece of peanutbr /
in something. Sorry this is so long. Ibr /
am just wondering if anyone knows if lentils,br /
split peas or barley are in any relationbr /
to peanuts or tree nuts. It's actually abr /
stupid question because I don't think theybr /
are. Maybe he is allergic to more than webr /
know. Oh joy!! Oh by the way, this soupbr /
was delicious........I impressed myself,br /
LOL!!br /

Posted on: Wed, 02/14/2001 - 6:51am
BENSMOM's picture
Joined: 05/20/2000 - 09:00

I believe lentils and peas are legumes as are peanuts. He could be allergic to all legumes.

Posted on: Wed, 02/14/2001 - 6:54am
BENSMOM's picture
Joined: 05/20/2000 - 09:00

I believe lentils and peas are legumes as are peanuts. He could be allergic to all legumes.

Posted on: Wed, 02/14/2001 - 7:03am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Yes, lentils and split are legumes; the same family as peanuts. Some people with PA are also allergic to legumes.
Also, the barley may have been cross-contaminated with peanut products. The bag of barley I bought before Cayley's diagnosis has a "May contain peanuts" warning on it - the barley you used may have the same risk, but no warning label.
I would ask your allergist if your son could be tested for legumes at his next appointment, especially since he had symptoms of swelling.
As far as legumes go, I will try to print a list of the legume family later on, but split peas, dried peas and dried beans have the highest possibility of causing a reaction, probably due to the fact that drying them concentrates the protein.

Posted on: Wed, 02/14/2001 - 7:36am
acajou's picture
Joined: 12/07/2001 - 09:00

Hi! Wow i had the same thing happen to me not too long ago!!!! that's really wierd.. I'm allergic to peanuts and all nuts and i also reacted to a similar soup.. and you know what, I went to E.R and the doctor didn't think it was an allergic reaction so I tried it again later and to my surprise i had no reaction whatsoever!!
i just don't know.. but your son should get tested to legumes and so should i!

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2001 - 11:23pm
Head Cook's picture
Joined: 11/19/2000 - 09:00

Sounds like a legume allergy to me. My sons allergy to soy and legumes came on at 6 years old, after eating them regularly with no problem before that.
Head Cook

Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2001 - 12:53am
ihatepeanuts's picture
Joined: 04/08/2000 - 09:00

Thank you so much everyone for responding
with this info. I has no idea that lentils
and split peas were lugumes (I knew peanuts
were). And.....split peas are different
then regular green peas?? Huh, it's amazing
what I learn everyday, LOL. Only wish I had
known it before giving him that soup!!
Cayley's Mom: When you get a chance I
would really like to see the list of foods
in the legume family. Thanks so much.
[This message has been edited by ihatepeanuts (edited February 16, 2001).]

Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2001 - 1:00am
ihatepeanuts's picture
Joined: 04/08/2000 - 09:00

Just an added thought. It burns me up
thinking about this. I have been dealing
with these allergies for 5 years now and
I think I am pretty educated. I guess not.
I wish allergists would educate better.
When we first went to the allergist when our
son was one we left with basically nothing.
We had to figure it all our ourselves. think I may have killed my son
this week from my homemade soup!!!!!

Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2001 - 1:05am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Tracy! So sorry, I forgot about posting the list of legumes! Here you go:
1. Legumes are the seeds of plants of the family Fabaceae, previously known as Leguminosae. The family is large and contains species that can grow in most soils and climates. Legumes include: dried beans, dried peas, lentils, peanuts, soya beans, bean sprouts.
2. Beans, properly called "legumes" have been a source of good nutrition for more than 10,000 years. Some common types are chickpeas, lentils, black, red and navy beans. They

Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2001 - 5:38am
ihatepeanuts's picture
Joined: 04/08/2000 - 09:00

Thanks so much for this list. My son has
eaten some of these a lot and never had a problem. He must be allergic to only some of the legumes (besides peanuts). Wow....the trick is to know which ones (without having a test done that is). I'll have to keep a copy of this list and let him only have the ones we know he's had without a problem. I won't experiment with any unknown ones he's never eaten. Thanks again!

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