Just thought I'd share this, and I am curious to know if anyone else have mushroom allergy and other strange allergies? Do the kids ever outgrow them?
LO is 15 months and we are blessed that he is not allergy to *most* things... except mushrooms, exotic ones. And I just read somewhere that we were supposed to stay away from exotic mushrooms when the child is still young!
He had some reaction after eating shiitake mushrooms when he was 9 months or so. His face turns red after eating and I thought he was just hot. He was fine otherwise, no itching / crying at all. It got a lady at the restaurant so concerned and she had to come over and say something when she saw LO turned red! (Followed by my husband and I fought about it, which is a completely different topic at another time).
He is fine with cremini and white mushrooms and slowly I forgot about the shiitake incident. Then I bought some fancy asian mushrooms (the type where they appear in hot pots / shabu-shabu), stir-fried them, and mixed them in noodles. He ate it for 2 days and was completely fine, but on the 3rd day at lunch, hives broke out and he turned red on his face and behind his ears again. It freaked me out because daycare called! He was fine after he took a nap.
No more mushrooms for 2 years for us!
GOLD / wonderful grape / 20289 posts
I've never heard of mushroom allergies. They weren't on the list my doctor gave us of things to stay away from.... I follow that pretty strictly. LO has eaten all kinds of mushrooms and thank goodness she's fine.
coconut / 8305 posts
Wow! How scary & nerve racking! P has had mushrooms, but just regular ones. I had never heard they were something you should avoid.... glad we don't eat them often!
squash / 13199 posts
I have heard of mushroom allergies but luckily my daughter is fine eating regular mushrooms. I havent tried exotic ones though but will wait til she is older
honeydew / 7916 posts
Has your LO been tested for a mold allergy? I've heard of mushroom allergies in the context of a mold allergy (since mushrooms are technically fungi)...
hostess / eggplant / 11068 posts
My dad has this allergy...It's actually recently developed, like, in the last 3 years or so.