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just wondering if anyone out there has heard of anyone with a sweet potato allergy? i find that most often sweet potato is recommended as a great first food for babies. my 14 month old dd EVERYTIME she eats sweet potatoes has a violent reaction 2-3 hours later including severe vomiting. i am puzzled by the reaction considering she eats other foods that would be considered more allergenic such as dairy, beans, lentils, almond butter with absolutely no problems. any thoughts? is a sweet potato allergy really possible? i just have never heard of it before.
 

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Every food contains proteins and is a potential allergen. I do know of at least one child with a sweet potato allergy. Your child's reaction sounds very much like my son's reaction to bananas, which we've since learned he has a severe allergy to.
 

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Right now it's just an intolerance, but Evan can't have any potatos.
 

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Explain that to Evan! He's reacted to both white and sweet.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That just means he's allergic to both foods, that he has separate allergies to them.</div>
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I know. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Good... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I didn't mean to stretch out a discussion on potatoes vs. sweet potatoes--but our little allergenic world gets a little nutso sometimes, y'know? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bouncy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bouncy">
 

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It gets a lot nutso sometimes! We had Evan's birthday party yesterday and he ate rice while everyone else had pizza (excpet me) and he didn't seem to notice though. I did make a dairy, soy, egg, wheat, gluten, and nut free cake for us though that he hasn't seemed to react to so yay!
 

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Elle has a mild sweet potato allergy which consists of diarrhea and a diaper rash!!<br>
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Our son has a definite allergic reaction to sweet potatoes! As a baby he was violently sick from sweet potatoes three times on three separate occasions-months apart (we thought it was the flu - but then I just stopped buying baby food sweet potatoes.)<br>
Now as a five year old, he has eaten sweet potatoes twice in the last two months and both times has become violently ill with a terrible amount and force of vomitting. Within about 4 hours he has bounced back - so we determined it was not the flu......<br><br>
Our Dr. thinks he has some sort of gastro intestinal allergy to sweet potatoes.....needless to say we won't be giving him sweet potatoes any more.
 

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<p>I also have an allergy to sweet potato. I didn't develop my allergy until I was in my forties. I am baffled by the fact that I am able to eat normal potatoes but not sweet potatoes. I am very careful when checking labels, as there are a lot of so called organic, healthy drinks which contain sweet potato. I am always very violently sick and always think I am going to die! It's the worst feeling in the world as the vomiting is relentless and I develop a fever with terrible shakes! I am going to try and research it further to determine why.</p>
 

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<p>If the reaction is over two hours after ingestion, it's most likely not a true allergy.  I would look into FPIES.</p>
 

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Thanks for the FPIES info!<br><br>
FYI- I've seen food allergy symptoms show up 4 days after ingesting an allergenic food. Purple circles under eyes, major mucous production, cough, rash, breathing challenges, etc. I feel very lucky to not have immediate anaphylactic reactions in my kids! But the delayed reaction has made it hard to find the hidden food triggers sometimes.
 

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Thanks for the FPIES info!<br><br>
FYI- I've seen food allergy symptoms show up 4 days after ingesting an allergenic food. Purple circles under eyes, major mucous production, cough, rash, breathing challenges, etc. I feel very lucky to not have immediate anaphylactic reactions in my kids! But the delayed reaction has made it hard to find the hidden food triggers sometimes.</div>
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<p>Those aren't allergic reactions. "True" or IgE mediated allergies, the ones that cause anaphylaxis, happen within 2 hour typically under 30 minutes from ingestion.  All the other things you are mentioning are not signs of an allergy. An intolerance, perhaps but not an allergy.</p>
 

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Yeah, I heard that sweet potato also has allergies, don't feed your child sweet potato if he has an allergy to it.
 
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