Peanuts & Chickpeas

While my son has a peanut allergy, he passed a food challenge to peas about 6 months ago and continues to do well with them.   In addition to that, he has been eating chickpeas (at times) since then too.  However, I know that this is not always the case.   The following article discusses this topic.   Check it out and smile on with us this Friday…


Will a Peanut-Allergic Child Also React to Chickpeas


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2 thoughts on “Peanuts & Chickpeas

  1. jncthedc

    I agree with this doctor’s article. Allergy testing using skin and blood has limitations and can return false positive findings. A child that appears to have food sensitivities and or intolerances should have newer foods introduced more slowly in smaller quantities. This helps reduce (not eliminate) the chances for an overactive immune response. We also have to remember that children can sense parental emotional duress. When testing foods with children, the parents need to remain relaxed. A heightened state of anxiety can make the child fearful of food experiences.

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    1. smilingawayfoodallergies Post author

      Thank you for your comments. At 8 months old, after blood testing, we were told that my son was also allergic to soy and peas. However, at 13 months he passed oral food challenges for both. Whether these original tests were false positives or he outgrew them….we will never know. That is definitely an interesting point that you make. Also, I totally agree with how parental emotions can affect children with anything. Working on that area even more as I take this journey. Thank you again for stopping by and sharing your knowledge and thoughts.



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