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Offline babytomatoallergy

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Re: Introduce Yourself - We're Glad You Found Us!
« Reply #450 on: July 29, 2021, 07:57:51 PM »
New here and trying to figure out the board. Glad to have this resource. I have several allergies (peanut + some treenuts anaphylactic) and believe my toddler likely has a ?mild? tomato allergy as well.

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« Reply #451 on: July 29, 2021, 10:23:31 PM »
Welcome! We are glad you are here. This is a great place and the people here are incredible and full of information.

What causes you to think your babe may have a ‘mild’ tomato allergy? Many babies and toddlers have sensitive skin that can be irritated by highly acidic foods like tomato, causing a rash wherever the acidic food touches, especially the mouth. Have you ruled this out with your doctor or allergist?
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« Reply #452 on: July 30, 2021, 03:01:35 AM »
I have not yet, no, but other acidic foods do not bother him at all; he's never had an issue with anything other than tomato products. He's actually rather fond of spicy food and ingredients like chili powder, mustard, etc., and likes lemon juice a lot, weirdly; I thought of the sensitive skin first and assumed it was fine, and that's why we kept feeding him tomato sauce after the first couple of times he got a rash. I made a post on the other allergens part of the forum explaining a bit more. We're going to talk to his doctor about it next month, but given how my own allergies worsened quickly with exposure as a child I worried enough I wanted to seek out advice from other adults with allergies, esp. non-nut allergies, in advance of that appointment.

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« Reply #453 on: July 30, 2021, 07:33:54 AM »
Welcome babytomatoallergy!

My kiddoes had issues with acidic foods on the skin around their faces, nothing as severe as what you’ve described. That said, my older son had a tremendous eczema exacerbation if I ate tomato while I was still breastfeeding, so I don’t doubt that it can cause problems.

As Rebekahc indicated in the other thread, I would definitely avoid all tomato for now, and contact your pediatrician before the next checkup. Ranch dressing, soy-based sauces are all good alternatives. Maybe even yogurt for dipping if your kiddo likes it.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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