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question regarding soy/penicillin
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Author:  BC2007 [ Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:18 pm ]
Post subject:  question regarding soy/penicillin

I hope this doesn't sound to silly to ask but I've notice that when parents list allergies many times people list 'allergic to legumes except for soy and penicillin'. Our son is allergic to chick peas and green peas so were were told to avoid all legumes. Every couple months our little guy seems to be developing new allergies which makes me extra cautious about anything new. Is there a connection between penicillin and soy/legumes. ?

Author:  _Susan_ [ Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:16 pm ]
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Well, our daughter is allergic to penicillin (diagnosed early on about 18 months to 2 years of age).

She was diagnosed with peanut and tree nut allergies at 5 when we were told to introduce them and to legumes at 6.

She has been drinking soy milk since 15 months of age and her allergist has said to continue to give it to her as she tolerates it.

Author:  gwentheeditor [ Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:46 pm ]
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I was found allergic to penicillin long before I got adult-onset soy allergy.

Those 2 aren't related. As you know, soybeans are a legume, but I'm fortunate (as are many soy allergic) to still be able to eat chickpeas, beans etc. I am, however, allergic to the big bad legume: peanuts.

I suspect with a little person who's reacting to a lot of legumes, the doctor may just be taking a cautious approach - wonder if he/she is waiting to see if your son will start to tolerate more when older. Perhaps you should ask as it is more avoidance than is usually advised. I suspect there would be a reason. Best with it.

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