If He's Allergic to Peaches, What Else Should I Be Careful With?

Updated on November 03, 2010
J.M. asks from Bartlett, IL
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We've had quite a food journey with my 7 month old. After figuring out he was having some kind of allergic reaction to organic foods (two different brands of organic foods he's had in the non-organic versions - peas and bananas and he ended up with a rash all over his body) we've gone back to non-organic and introducing things one at a time with several days in between.

I broke my own rule yesterday and gave him a new food at dinner (typically I've been introducing things in the morning so if he has a reaction it's easier to deal with it during the day.) Well this morning he woke up and his entire face was swollen from, I'm guessing, the peaches he tried yesterday.

So now that I know peaches are apparently out - does anyone have a child who reacts to peaches also react to other types of fruits? Is there an increased chance of having a reaction to other stone fruits?

So far it's peaches and organic peas and organic bananas. I'm totally perplexed as to why he would react to organic food but he did.

Anyone have any thoughts/advice/anything? Thanks!

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So What Happened?

Thank you for the feedback. To clarify, he's already had Gerber peas, bananas, applesauce, squash, sweet potatoes, carrots and pears from the plastic containers and from the Delmonte line in glass jars without incidence.

I'm not an organic person but it was on sale so I bought one brand of organic veggies and another brand of organic fruit. He had a reaction to each of them, despite the differing brands and both were in glass jars (bananas and peas which he's already had the non-organic version of without incident in both plastic and glass jars.) I didn't bother trying the rest of the foods in the organic lines.

The peaches were Gerber - from the same plastic container he eats from with the other foods so it is the peaches. I guess my questions should have been, are there other stone fruits that people who are alergic to peaches are also allergic to?

As for milk - he's about 90% breastmilk and hasn't had an issue with anyting I've eaten. He's also had no problem with formula and everything had been consistent until the introduction of peaches.

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answers from Chicago on

Join "foodlab" yahoo group. It's dedicated to food sensitivies/allergies. You can really be sensitive to any food. You'll need to do an elimination diet (outlined in foodlab) for yourself (if you're breastfeeding) and your baby to figure it out.



answers from Washington DC on

My little one every time after peaches gets a rash by her forehead and puffy under the eyes. Doesn't seem to bother her. But bothers me.......


answers from Chicago on

Take him to an allergist to eliminate all this guessing. Good luck.



answers from Chicago on

Hi J.,

I find it unlikely that your son is having a reaction to a food because it is organic. Peas are peas, organic or not. I think it is more likely that he had a reaction from his formula or milk. Is he being breastfed? If so, I would definitely consider that he is having a reaction to something you ate. I have seen kids get a reaction from different fruits, strawberry is most common. At this point I would steer clear of the most common allergic foods such as nuts, fish, strawberry, and eggs. I would also try and switch up his formula. When you describe an all-over body rash it screams dairy reaction to me. Usually when a kid just has a mild allergic reaction to a food it is more localized around their mouth and face. If it is a more serious reaction such as to peanuts or eggs, the throat usually swells. I have seen dairy reaction all over the body, especially when the kid is breastfed and it is coming through in the milk. I am not saying it isn't possible that your son is having a reaction to peas, bananas, etc.....I would get him in to his pediatrician and then to a pediatric allergist if necessary. To get into a pediatric allergist through Children's it takes awhile so you may want to make that appointment sooner rather than later. I would definitely keep an eye on his milk/formula.



answers from Tampa on

hi i just started feeding my son his first foods at 4 months . he also eats gerbered from the plastic ones nonorganic.. so far he had pears, bananas, apples, peas, squase, sweet patatoe. and yesterday we tryied the peaches and the next morning he woke up with a rash in his face.. but i am not sure that it is from peaches.. i also gave him the foods 4 days each food. and the first time he tried peach he got the rash...



answers from Chicago on


I'm not an allergist, nor do my kids have food allergies, however your post title intrigued me as I've never heard of "allergic to fruit". So I was wondering how you know it's THAT food? Also, was it canned or fresh?

I agree with the other post. Eliminate ALL possibilities. Canned versus fresh. Maybe it's the aluminum, sodium, etc. from the packaging. I believe Organic only means without chemical fertilizers/pesticides/and "natural" processing.

Also, consider an allergist. There are pediatric ones out there that specialize in this and I'm sure could offer you some piece of mind on your feeding issues. You don't want to feel like you're playing roulette with his foods.

Best wishes,




answers from Chicago on

I believe with peach allergies there is also a cross reaction to latex so be sure to let your health care provider know about your suspicions. I agree though with the other posters that because organic is a lack of something (chemicals) vs an added something, the organic fruits are unlikely to be the cause.

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