18/02/2014 at 21:43
I gave my 8 mth old some cherry tomatoes today for the first time and all around her mouth went bright red. It only lasted half an hour and she didn't appear to be in any discomfort. Now I cook with tomatoes from fresh or passata ot tinned at least 3 times a week and she has never had a reaction.
Is this an allergy? Is it possible to have an allergy to a food in its raw state and not when its cooked??
18/02/2014 at 22:53
18/02/2014 at 22:56
19/02/2014 at 11:09
Hmm I will have to try it again Samantha. Like I said it was only there for a short time so maybe its the acid like you mentioned rather than an allergy. Thank you
19/02/2014 at 11:16
my now ten year old used to get this whenever she ate tomatoes or anything tomatoe based. she was never in any discomfort so i just carried on giving her them and used vasaline if needed as in the winter she did get sore.
shes not had a reaction since she was about 3 or 4.
19/02/2014 at 14:59
20/02/2014 at 19:45
agree with Nicola that you don't want to take risks but both of mine were exactly the same. Could have sauce etc but when had actual tomatoes both went red but no discomfort. They seem fine with it now
23/02/2014 at 20:40
29/05/2014 at 21:49
Well I gave her some cherry tomatoes again at the weekend. The skin around her mouth went a little blotchy but no other reactions and by the time she had finished her lunch her skin was perfectly normal. I think its just a little reaction to the acid in the tomatoes phew!!!
30/05/2014 at 09:10
That's good to hear. Mine still go a little red when they have it, although apparently when they had suncream on it was a good enough barrier to stop it irritating his skin!
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