Allergic To Tomatoes

@bretay61 (723)
United States
August 24, 2011 1:23pm CST
I started a garden for the first time ever this year.Then found out I had a tomato allergy.I have ate tomatoes for years and have broke out in rashes before.I just never associated it with the tomatoes.Well I had a major breakout this year.To the point that I had to go to the Dr.Got an epinepherine and steroid shot.Was put on prednisone,zantac and zyrtec.Now my problem.I have to find other things to use in place of spaghetti sauce,ketchup and something to replace the sauce with on a pizza.I need some suggestions.It has been 2 months and I still have the rash.It's not as bad in some places as it was,but I still a lot of it.Don't know how long it will take to go away.Soon I hope.
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7 responses
@redik11 (131)
• Norway
24 Aug 11
if you are worried about spaghetti and pizza you can use pesto instead. i know it sounds strange on pizza but its not that bad. have you tried to put some body lotion? aloe vera used to work with my eczema and i guess its basicly the same.
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
24 Aug 11
What is pesto.What does it taste like?I've heard of it.But I have never tried it.Is it in the tomato sauce section or where?I haven't tried lotion or aloe vera,but I have went through every itch cream I can find.
@redik11 (131)
• Norway
25 Aug 11
pesto have some kind of salad-ish taste and i guess it could be found where you find pasta sauces.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
24 Aug 11
My son is also allergic. To fresh tomaotes only..he can eat ketchup and spaghetti sauce. Anything that is processed...hopefully you'll find things to sub for the tomato sauces...sounds like you do have some ideas already!
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@bretay61 (723)
• United States
24 Aug 11
I'm working on it.I thought I could do the processed,but I ate a slice of pizza one day and some stewed tomatoes in noodles one day and broke out later that night.We fixed some spaghetti the other night and instead of tomato sauce,I used a jar of cheese sauce.My granddaughter called it cheeseghetti.Now to figure out something for pizza.I may have to wait until the rash is completely gone before trying the processed foods.
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
25 Aug 11
Thank you gavrilovich.I will check it out.Thank you so much.Everyone has been really helpful.
@Judy890 (1633)
• United States
24 Aug 11
Hello bretay61, I have a few suggestions for you on what you can do to remove the rashes, you can take vitamin C because vitamin C has strong antioxidant that can help heal the rashes as well as reduce allergic reactions I would also recommend for you to bathe in uncooked oatmeal and apply olive oil on the affected areas and repeat this twice a day.
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@bretay61 (723)
• United States
24 Aug 11
I haven't heard that about vitamin c,but will definitely get some of that.I have used the aveeno oatmeal in a cool bath. I did a warm bath which I won't do again.It made the breakouts worse.I haven't used olive oil yet.I should have thought of that,because I use it on my face.Thank you for reminding me.
@macayadann (1235)
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
Try the banana ketchup but this is sweet,try to see the ratio with the cheese to lessen the sweetness,otherwise you will just have white spaghetti instead or carbonara.
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
25 Aug 11
banana ketchup?where do i get this?I have never heard of it.
• Philippines
25 Aug 11
Yes there is, maybe in your country you can find it in a specialty stores. Here in my country there are lots of banana and so they turned it into ketchup, the brand is Del Monte.
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
25 Aug 11
I will be sure to look for it.If I can't find it,I'm sure I can order it online.Thank you so much.
@marguicha (100062)
• Chile
25 Aug 11
I have heard of a lot of people that are llergic to tomatoes. I can nly say I´m very sorry as I love tomatoes, specially the ones I plant and eat right by the vggie path. Why don´t you try to boil sweet peppers , take out the skin and put a bit on the pizza. After all, a lot of it is the colour.
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
25 Aug 11
I love tomatoes also.Trying to find some replacements for them.I love peppers.I have never boiled them before,usually just eat them.I will try this on a pizza.It sounds delicious. Thank you.
@marguicha (100062)
• Chile
27 Aug 11
You are very welcome. Try adding some dry oregano leaves on top and parmesan cheese. YUMMY!
25 Aug 11
hi:) oh that's sad because if you substitute tomatoes with other ingredients then the taste will be different too. but in spaghetti try using all purpose cream and milk instead. I hope you get better soon!
@bretay61 (723)
• United States
25 Aug 11
Never thought about the cream and milk.Thank you.Everyone has been really helpful to me in this.I have gotten so many tips.I want to thank everyone.
@bostonphil (4402)
• United States
25 Aug 11
I am sorry that this happened to you. I love tomatoes but if I eat too many, I develop an itch. You know enough to never eat tomatoes again right? But this is not the end of the world. There are all kinds of wonderful pasta sauces available to you that do not use tomatoes. And they are easy to make. Do a search for pasta sauces or sauces for pastas. Or you can narrow it to non-tomatoe based sauces. There are white sauces and cream sauces that I know of. The best thing for you is to do a search to begin with. And check your grocery aisles for pasta sauces. Also check on ethnic food aisles. Same for pizza. Do a search for pizza and non-tomato recipes for pizza. We always associate pizza with tomato sauce but there are plenty of other options. You can use cheese and any other toppings but tomatoes or tomato sauce. Just leave off the tomato sauce. Ketchup? Why do you use ketchup? I do not use it very often but I do use it on french fries and maybe fish sticks. It depends on what you are wanting ketchup for. You can use vinegar, hot sauces, tarter sauce, pepper sauces as substitutes. But also check your grocery aisle. Talk to one of the clerks or foodies. Explain your situation. See what they can recommend as substitute for ketchup. Be certain to read the labels to make certain that tomatoes are not used.