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Tomato Allergy?

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nai17 Thu 24-Oct-19 09:52:40


Apologies for random message but I wanted to post on here to see if anyone has had a similar experience before I seek advise from the GP.

My 2 year old Daughter is healthy, no concerns other than mild CMPA when a baby which she has now outgrown. 2 weeks ago we ate homemade meatballs (made with passata & tin tomatoes) which she has not had before. 3 hours after eating she experienced excessive projectile vomiting for around 2 hours after. We thought maybe tomatoes caused her the upset as she hasnt had it so heavy in a meal before but didnt think much of it. Last night she ate a cheese & tomato pizza (again, first time she’s had it) and again - 3.5/4 hours later she began projectile vomiting unexpectedly.
She has small amount, around a tablespoon of tomato sauce a couple of times a week, sometimes with hives around her mouth sometimes without - depending on the brand. Ive always put this down to how much acid is in the sauce.

Not sure if I am being dramatic thinking this could possibly be a tomato intolerance? Has anyone else experienced this before?

Thanks for any help offered!!

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PammieDooveOrangeJoof Thu 24-Oct-19 09:56:14

Sounds like an allergy or intolerance. Please stop giving your daughter tomatoes if it’s causing hives and vomiting. If she is allergic she could have a far worse reaction next time. Speak to your gp.

SallyB392 Thu 24-Oct-19 10:02:12

I have an allergy to tomatoes!
I can use puree, but I react to fresh and tinned tomatoes along with passata. I take daily anti histamine, and used to have an epi pen but it has been out of date for ages now, but if I eat anything with tomatoes, even hidden, I start with itchy hands which moves to my lips and then my tongue starts to swell.
My advice is to see your GP asap, its possible that your baby may have reactions to other products so she m a y need to have tests. Equally she may just be too young to deal with the acidic content of tomatoes, but you are not qualified to make that assertion and neither am I or anyone else here.

IggyAce Thu 24-Oct-19 10:08:30

My ds is tomato intolerant, he is now 9 and has improved over the years but still haven’t given him fresh tomatoes since he was 1. His reaction was mild used to get red blotchy cheeks and eczema on his neck.

nai17 Thu 24-Oct-19 18:00:19

Thanks everyone! We will not give her anything tomato based until we see a GP for more advice, we had already decided on this anyway.

She has had allergy testing when she was 1 for nut allergy - showed minor reaction to cashew & hazelnut so we have never tried them. To my knowledge tomato wasn’t tested in the skin prick test.

Not sure if these reactions would qualify us to an allergy clinic for more testing? As the hives happen infrequently, its more of a redness. Though sickness is new and seems severe. Nevertheless we will try.

Thanks for everyones help

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The3mustgetbeers Mon 28-Oct-19 22:50:11

Hey! We have just had allergy testing this afternoon as my girls are dairy and soya intolerant but were still reacting to something as their skin is awful. Turns out it's tomatoes!! Anyone have any alternatives for making spaghetti Bolognese, lasagne etc? xx

Neolara Mon 28-Oct-19 22:58:01

My dd reacted to raw tomato juice (skin swelled up dramatically on contact) when she was younger She can eat cooked tomatoes as cooking changes the protein but she doesn't like most tomato based food so tends to avoid ilthem. She is not anaphylactic to tomatoes.

My dd also reacted weirdly to a range of fruits and later was diagnosed with a peanut allergy.

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