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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.


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?
ANA peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, potato, sorghum


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.


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.
"Speak out against the madness" - David Crosby


Hi All!  I have worked in food safety my whole career and have a daughter that is allergic to 3 tree nuts.  I help companies with their allergen control programs :)


"Speak out against the madness" - David Crosby


Hi Mike! Welcome to this great group. Everyone here is super helpful. It is great to hear of people who advocate for the food allergy community in the food service industry.

What part of the world are you from?
ANA peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, potato, sorghum


That's very cool!  Not an easy job in the USA but certainly a field that has come a long way since my family first started on this roller coaster journey. 


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