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DD has Soy/soya bean allergy. What can she eat?

(11 Posts)
Aquamarine70 Mon 04-Jan-16 14:38:40

It's in so many foods & I'm finding it hard to find her things to eat. I saw the Dr today & we are seeing an allergy specialist as she's also allergic to any type of blackberry, cinnamon, paprika & pineapple. Also cat fur & feathers. We are going to see a dietician. The soy/ soya bean seems to be the hardest one to avoid.

helensburgh Mon 04-Jan-16 14:42:17

Can you ask to be referred to a dietican

helensburgh Mon 04-Jan-16 14:44:34

Oops sorry should have read properly! Hope you get some useful.help

momb Mon 04-Jan-16 14:48:10

It is going to make it difficult to rely on processed foods, but should be OK if you stick to a diet of known ingredients:

A very 'british' diet of meat, potatoes and veg will be fine.

European and Asian dishes made from scratch without packet sauces will be fine (obviously avoid soy in the Asian stuff) and Indian food made by
you.

It may be that as she's been diagnosed recently there may be more allergens yet to be discovered. The hospital will set you up with a dietician who will be able to make recommendations to you. I really wouldn't worry too much yet: keep it as simple as possible for now and start branching out only when you are all comfortable and your DD is stabilised. How serious is the allergy? Is it a matter of a rash or stomach trouble or a full on anaphylaxis? If the former it will just be a matter of introducing one new food at a time in small amounts until you have increased her repertoire, but if the latter they will need to test her in a controlled environment first.

Hatethis22 Mon 04-Jan-16 14:50:39

Whole foods? So porridge made from scratch (not the quick cook kinds that might use soya products) with milk and golden syrup, oatcakes with cheese, cucumber and carrot sticks, omelettes with ham, cheese and peas, all veg, fruit.

Hatethis22 Mon 04-Jan-16 14:52:34

NHS leaflet

Hatethis22 Mon 04-Jan-16 14:57:30

Not ham apparently.

Aquamarine70 Tue 05-Jan-16 00:47:14

Thanks everyone. I am in Australia & our health care is very good so we should get an appt quickly to se the specialist. My Dr did a RAST test but wants more specific testing before referring to the dietician.

DD doesn't like milk & I have tried cereal but she doesn't like it. Even breakfast bars have soy in them. She usually has scrambled egg or toast for breakfast but I need other ideas of what she can have especially snacks.

The reaction is a very red rash not long after eating & nausea or vomiting. The Dr said she doesn't need an epi pen.

DD is a bit underweight but her height is ok.

BarbarianMum Tue 05-Jan-16 14:45:54

I was going to say that bread will be the hardest thing (here in the UK it is all full of the stuff) but actually it crops up in all sorts of processed foods - margarine, biscuits, sausages etc

For snacks - fruit, veg sticks, nuts, some crisps, some yogurts, home made cake/ biscuits.

Remember to check for soy sauce - also in lots of preprepared foods.

Sympathy, it's a tough one. But if you cook from scratch there is lots she can have (pancakes for breakfast?)

crackedphone Thu 07-Jan-16 19:01:31

we brought a breadmaker when my daughter had a soy allergy.

new York bagels and wraps tend to be soya free rather than loaves of bread.

good luck, tricky allergy to have.

Aquamarine70 Sun 10-Jan-16 14:12:14

DD seems to be ok with bread. I have been giving her sticks of carrot & cucumber for snacks & found a dip that doesn't contain soy. I found some pikelets that she can have too.
The allergy specialist can't give us an appt until May. I have called my Dr to see if we can get an earlier appt with someone else. We can't see the dietician until DD had seen the allergy specialist.
DD also reacts to any type of black berry, paprika, pineapple & cinnamon. It's hard checking the labels on everything.
She is allergic to cat fur & feathers which also triggers her asthma.

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