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wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Rice: Though uncommon, pumpkin and its derivatives can cause an allergy as can various types of rice. There is no reason to expect that the more aromatic wehani rice would be an exception. Rice allergy as a whole is rare.

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If i'm feeding my 4 month old every 1.5 hours does he need to go to rice? He still has diarrhea from switching from soy 2 regular formula weeks ago

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