did my child have a reaction

Posted on: Thu, 06/17/2004 - 9:18pm
gerilynn's picture
Joined: 09/17/2003 - 09:00

My 3 year old daughter had some crackers with some Hummus made my Athenos. I missed on the label that is said "natural flavors". Anyway about 15 seconds after she ate this ahe violently threw up, but no other symptoms. After that she was fine. Do you think this was a nut reaction or do you think it was a stomach thing? Don't ask me why a 3 year old wants to eat hummus!

Posted on: Fri, 06/18/2004 - 12:34am
Gwen 5's picture
Joined: 01/24/2003 - 09:00

Are yousure that she isn't allergic to sesame seeds?
I would probably be very careful about giving it to her and maybe ask the allergist their opinion- I think I might consider that a possible reaction as you usually don't throw up that quickly after ingesting something that you don't have a problem with.
I would run in by the Dr and see what they thought or get her tested for sesame seeds!
Good Luck

Posted on: Fri, 06/18/2004 - 5:04am
DRobbins's picture
Joined: 07/19/2001 - 09:00

Isn't hummus made from chickpeas? It's my understanding that it's very common for people allergic to peanuts to also react to chickpeas.
I'd avoid chickpeas and hummus for now, and when you next see your allergist, ask about having her tested for chickpeas.

Posted on: Fri, 06/18/2004 - 7:08am
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Anonymous (not verified)

gerilynn, was this pre-packaged hummus? Have you called the manufacturer?
I know that when we first moved to the town we live in currently, the first night we were here I found a Falafel place. I was SO thrilled because I hadn't had one in nearly four years. Anyway. Checked to see if everything was okay for my PA son to have and what was NOT safe was their hummus. The owner actually went and checked the label of the hummus that they bought (no, they did not make it fresh - one of my soon to be complaints about the place once I scarfed down a few falafels) was that it was "may contain trace peanuts".
But I do agree with the other posters also in the it may either be chickpea or sesame seed related.
Has your daughter been allergy tested?
Do you have any of the hummus left so that you could send it to be tested to see if perhaps it is the "natural flavourings"?
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 06/18/2004 - 10:39pm
gerilynn's picture
Joined: 09/17/2003 - 09:00

How do you send something to be tested?
Thanks for the tips. She was tested, but I don't know if Sesame seeds were included!

Posted on: Fri, 06/18/2004 - 11:10pm
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

My PA son is allergic to both chick peas and sesame seeds. That said, just yesterday I saw packaged hummus made with pine nuts - I don't remember which brand.
BTW, my PA son's elder brother just [b]loved[/b] hummus when he was little - it was just about his favorite snack.

Posted on: Sat, 06/19/2004 - 2:26am
solarflare's picture
Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

Most hummus contains tahini (sesame paste) and some tahinis are cross contaminated with peanuts.

Posted on: Sat, 06/19/2004 - 12:12pm
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Anonymous (not verified)

My son is also allergic to sesame and chickpeas, as well as peanuts and a variety of other foods.

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 4:33am
laurajean's picture
Joined: 10/26/2003 - 09:00

Just an FYI - I love hummus and buy a brand by CedarsFoods in my local Hannaford supermarket. I called the company and they assured me that their factory is entirely nut free and their tahini is as well. My PA/TN son enjoys it.

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 4:39am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I remember reading somewhere that the chick pea is the legume closest to the peanut. And if you are going to react to any legume it would be the chick pea.
My guess is that she reacted to the pea vs. any other item in the ingredients.

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 4:47am
jtolpin's picture
Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

DW, whos anaph. to nuts, avoids hummus... Gives her that 'impending doom feeling'... She may have allergies to sesame, or maybe not.. Maybe its in her head... but she avoids chickpeas, hummus et al..


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