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Toddler Reacting To Peas?
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My 20 month old son is now gluten and dairy free. I have been watching for other food allergies and intolerances because of his eczema. I have noticed that when he eats peas, he often has stomach issues and recently is getting diarrhea shortly after eating them. I know peas are related to the peanut family. I have never given him peanut products yet. Do I need to be concerned about this or could it just be that he has trouble digesting peas? Thanks!

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I don't think I'd assume that he'd be intolerant to peanuts just because he has trouble with peas. It's definitely a possibility that he'll have peanut issues, but not a given. Does he have trouble with other beans?

I have a peanut intolerance, but don't react to any other bean or pea.

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That is good to know. He had some green beans tonight and had some trouble, but I haven't tried other types of beans. He has had a cold lately so I could be overreacting to everything he eats. I am just nervous everytime he has diarrhea.

Is it common to be allergic to the bean family? I used to tolerate beans, but not anymore. But I find it funny that such a toddler would react at such a young age.

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That is good to know. He had some green beans tonight and had some trouble, but I haven't tried other types of beans. He has had a cold lately so I could be overreacting to everything he eats. I am just nervous everytime he has diarrhea.

Is it common to be allergic to the bean family? I used to tolerate beans, but not anymore. But I find it funny that such a toddler would react at such a young age.

My daughter is allergic to peanuts, and she gets itchy lips from peas. She tested as allergic to peas and several legumes including peas. I would see an allergist if I were you. You want to reduce exposures if he is allergic. I hope you get some answers soon.

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Can'teveneatrice-

I would be highly suspect of all legumes, based on what you wrote. (I am a legume-intolerant person, among other things). Peas, peanuts, lentils, beans (including soy)....Its one of those slippery slopes---once you have one "issue," you seem to have more. A dear friend of mine has a son about your son's age....had horrible eczema. Convinced her to have him allergy tested...sure enough...allergic to wheat (and she is going gluten free with him, just to be safe), soy, eggs, yeast, and corn. It is amazing the things that our bodies decide they don't like....(look at my sig! ha!)

Either way, I hope your little guy is ok!

Laura

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My 20 month old son is now gluten and dairy free. I have been watching for other food allergies and intolerances because of his eczema. I have noticed that when he eats peas, he often has stomach issues and recently is getting diarrhea shortly after eating them. I know peas are related to the peanut family. I have never given him peanut products yet. Do I need to be concerned about this or could it just be that he has trouble digesting peas? Thanks!

Peas and peanuts are both legumes. It is possible to be allergic to all legumes, and it's also possible to be allergic to only one or two. It's also possible to outgrown these allergies. I was allergic to peanuts (outgrew it as an adult) and disliked eating peas as a kid, but wasn't allergic to them and have always loved pea soup. I also have no problems with any beans.

I recommend getting allergy testing done eventually. I believe that, unless an allergy is severe, most allergists will want to wait until your son is a bit older. Definitely worth talking to your family doctor or paed. and looking into your options. And avoid peas in the meantime. Probably best to wait until about 3 yo to try peanuts. :)

Michelle

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Thanks for all of the responses! We had the ImmunoCap done on Wed. and we are still waiting for the results. I hated having him go through the blooddraw. It doesn't specifically test for lots of foods, but does cover the main allergens. I guess we will go from there. He seems to be reacting to more and more foods now. I swear he may have reacted from blueberries yesterday. I cannot tell if he is just sensitive from going gluten free a few weeks ago or if he is developing more allergies.

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I'm allergic to soy, peas, garbanzo beans, and other beans/legumes. I get hives, asthma, my throat starts to swell shut, eczema, stomach pains and diarrhea. I have to carry an epipen because of it. Really sucks because soy is in everything. Corns the other of my allergies that is the most difficult to avoid.

My son is allergic too. He gets all bloated, gassy, eczema and hives.

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