legumes

Posted on: Wed, 01/28/2004 - 9:30pm
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If you have a peanut allergy, do you stay away from all legumes? (chick peas, brown beans, green beans, lentils etc?) Has anyone eaten legumes with a p.a. and has had no reaction?

Posted on: Wed, 01/28/2004 - 10:22pm
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I can - and do - eat anything (allowing for cross-contamination issues) apart from the range of nuts (and also sesame) to which I am allergic.
If one "cross-linked" item gets me, well, I'll have to stay away from that as well, but until then... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 01/28/2004 - 10:55pm
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My pa daughter has had chick peas, lentils, and green beans with no reaction. Doesn't mean everyone can, however.

Posted on: Thu, 01/29/2004 - 1:50am
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The reason I ask is because my allergist said many years ago, that it is best to stay away from all legumes, even if I can eat it. That way "total" avoidance "might" be better later on for us to get over our p.a.??.....Has anyone heard of that before??
M son loved chick peas, and never reacted.

Posted on: Thu, 01/29/2004 - 3:27am
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Sandy, well, I've never heard about total avoidance of all legumes in helping one outgrow PA, but that doesn't mean anything really.
My PA son does eat legumes that he feels okay eating. He's a very picky eater. When he was younger he would eat kidney beans and other similar beans in Fiesta Vegetable Soup by Campbell's. Now, he won't touch them. I don't force the issue with him just in case.
He does eat peas though. Not sure if green beans are a legume or not but he eats them as well. Chickpeas he has only had in a bite of my falafels probably.
What we do avoid is tree nuts entirely.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 01/29/2004 - 8:58pm
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My daughter gets 'burn marks' - big red marks - around her mouth when she eats peas - or she did one time. So she no longer eats peas. BUT she does eat other legumes with no problem.

Posted on: Thu, 01/29/2004 - 10:45pm
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We avoid all legumes. My son broke out eating lentil soup.

Posted on: Thu, 01/29/2004 - 10:59pm
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Our allergist said to say away from peanuts and tree nuts. He never mentioned legumes even though they are related to peanuts. My PA son has had no problems with legumes. We have soya marjarine, he loves peas and lentils. I sometimes think that everyone's allergy is so different that doctor's just generalize and say stay away from everything associated with peanuts...

Posted on: Thu, 01/29/2004 - 11:21pm
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Lentils and green peas make him swell and get hives. I am very careful not to cross contaminate his food with ours. He says he feels nauseated after we eat peas,......maybe he can't tolerate the smell? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]
Even though he doesn't react to green beans,and chick peas, do you think total avoidance is the best way to go?
I am tired of making broccoli, asparagus, spinach, and brussel sprouts.
Sandy [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 01/29/2004 - 11:30pm
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Hi Sandy,
I was wondering about this the other day and I did a search of the boards for "legumes" and "chick peas" and found lots of useful threads. It is a question which comes up again and again - it may be useful to read of others' experiences.
I am PA and have never had a problem with other legumes, however it is something I worry about.
Take care,
Michelle

Posted on: Thu, 01/29/2004 - 11:55pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
[b]He does eat peas though.[/b]
Jesse likes the taste of peas? Interesting.. I have never been able to eat them as they taste horrible to me ever since I was a child. It is the only vegetable that I can not eat.
(there are some other vegetables that I do not like to eat such as brussel sprouts, etc, but peas are the only vegetable that I find tastes absolutely horrible)

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