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    Default food allergies=respiratory infection?

    My daughter developed a respiratory infection last week and I could not for the life of me figure out anything that could have caused it since this is the first time she has ever gotten more than a little two day cold. This morning while doing some research on introducing solids I saw that peas are an allergen. That is what I was feeding her the few days leading up to her developing a respiratory infection. I was wondering if this could be a sign of her being allergic to peas or if its just a coincidence. Does anyone out there know? I am afraid to give her anything with peas now until I know

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    Default Re: food allergies=respiratory infection?

    How old is your daughter? Is she around other kids - play dates, nursery, daycare, babysitter, cousins, school-aged siblings?
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    I've never heard of a connection between food allergies and respiratory infection. I could imagine a scenario in which food allergy->congestion->post nasal drip->respiratory infection, but unless you are seeing other signs of a potential food allergy I don't think that is what is happening here. Other signs might include hives, eczema, a red ring around the anus, vomiting, diarrhea, mucousy or bloody poops.
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    Shes six months old, and no shes not around any other children. She stays at home with me or my mom and only goes out when I do so I dont see her getting sick from someone else. And she had some diarrhea but Im not sure if its due to being sick or due to a food allergy.

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    If the diarrhea started after she got sick I would say it's a result of the illness or antibiotics (if she's taking them).

    I doubt this is a food allergy, but it's not going to hurt to not give her peas for a while just in case. Some good first foods that aren't likely to be allergenic include sweet potato, banana, avocado.
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