Just a quick post this morning.
I’ve talked about my son’s food allergies before. His dairy and flaxseed allergies are diagnosed and he is followed by a pediatric allergist to track their evolution.
However, the little guy has been having reactions to something else and we just couldn’t put our finger on it. As it happens, most of his reactions would happen when he would eat chicken at daycare. Except we tested for chicken and his allergy test came up negative (not to mention that he eats the stuff at home with no problem).
Eventually, we figured that he was allergic to a herb or spice. Yeah, that’s helpful. Companies aren’t required to list all the spices used in their ingredients so we had to go through some trial and error.
And yesterday, when he had another reaction at daycare (this time, he wasn’t eating chicken) we finally figured it out. The culprit is basil!
His body’s reaction isn’t as strong as it is to dairy: just a few small hive spots here and there and the contour of his mouth becomes red (kind of like a clown face), but neither bother him.
But seriously, who in the world is allergic to basil? LOL! I didn’t even know that such an allergy existed (though, I figure I shouldn’t be surprised. I mean, everyone’s immune system has the potential to react to anything I suspect).