Do you have food allergies?

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Do you have food allergies?

dontbackdown02 dontbackdown02
do you have any food allergies? What are they?
07/17/2012
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MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
I'm kind of allergic to kiwis, but will eat them anyways.
07/17/2012
country country
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Originally posted by MistressDandelion
I'm kind of allergic to kiwis, but will eat them anyways.
What does it do if you eat it? I'm allergic to cinnamon, it gives me bad migraines
07/17/2012
Beck Beck
My son is allergic to nuts. He breaks out into hives on his back and chest. He is only 1, so we just found out. Poor little guy. At least it doesn't seem to be as bad as some people with nut allergies. He can still eat things that have small amounts of nuts in it, but if he eats Peanut butter; he breaks out.
07/17/2012
LaSchwartz LaSchwartz
nope but I have almost every seasonal allergie known to man lol .
07/18/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Heavens yes.

I CANNOT eat most of the things I am allergic to. Several of the things I'm allergic to can kill me if I eat them. I've been taken to the ER in respiratory distress thinking food allergies weren't a "big deal" (although I should have known better) and they hit me so hard I nearly died. Don't take a chance, a "mild" allergy can turn into a deadly one in ONE taste. Your body develops a stronger reaction every time you are exposed to the food, so your next bite could be your last, really.

I'm allergic to shellfish and iodine. This closes my windpipe, my blood pressure drops to zero over zero and I break out in hives and I can't breathe. Even smelling shellfish makes my knees weak. This is the stuff that sent me to the ER and nearly killed me.

I'm allergic to peanuts and it's almost as bad as the shellfish. A few years ago I bit into a granola bar that had recently started using peanut flour as a "protein" booster, and I got very sick. An inhaler, some benadryl, my EpiPen and consideration about going to the ER was waiting. Even the smell of peanuts or peanut butter makes me ill.

I can't touch cow based dairy products, with the exception of butter (no proteins in butter, so I'm safe.) But, I'm also lactose intolerant (which is NOT an allergy, but an inability to break down the sugars in dairy products) so I stay away from the stuff. I can eat a little goat cheese, but I eat it with a large quantity of LactAid. (The proteins are different, so there isn't a true allergy there for me.)

I'm also allergic to corn and barley. Who the hell is allergic to barley? Probably because they used to make baby cereal with it, and I was put on solid food at only a few weeks of age. I was also put on cow's milk at only a few months of age, so it's obvious where that allergy came from. I can tolerate organic corn on the cob, if I stick to one half cob. I don't get hives or respiratory issues with this, though. If your allergies involve difficulty breathing, sighing, itchy mouth or increased yawning, or hives you should stay away from that food entirely.

I get migraines from nitrates and bananas, I'll get a migraine within 30 minutes of eating even a bite of banana. And chocolate during my period. These are not true allergies, but a reaction to the tyrosine and aldehyde in these foods.
07/18/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Beck
My son is allergic to nuts. He breaks out into hives on his back and chest. He is only 1, so we just found out. Poor little guy. At least it doesn't seem to be as bad as some people with nut allergies. He can still eat things that have small ...
Be careful with him, honey. Nut allergies are notorious for getting worse with each exposure.

Does he have an EpiPen that you can administer if he accidentally eats something he is allergic to, so you'll have time to get to the ER? It's really a good idea. It can make the difference between a good and a bad outcome from a severe allergy attack.

Poor little guy. It sucks to have allergies.
07/18/2012
AriaRN AriaRN
No and I am so grateful that I don't. My boyfriend does though. When he eats avocados and bananas, his lips and mouth swell up.
07/18/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by AriaRN
No and I am so grateful that I don't. My boyfriend does though. When he eats avocados and bananas, his lips and mouth swell up.
Is he allergic to latex as well? Many people with banana and/or avocado allergies are.

I'm allergic to latex, but not to avocados. This is actually unusual, as avocados and latex are related and bananas are distantly related to both of them.
07/18/2012
married with children married with children
I am not, but I have a few people in the house who are, so we need to be careful with what we have around the house.
07/18/2012
Anne Anne
Just apricots.
07/19/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
No food allergies, just seasonal ones!
07/19/2012
Rey Rey
i have them on and off.
Eat too much of something, often enough, and your body will rebel:/
07/19/2012
Apate Apate
Blueberries, had a reaction when I was a lil kid, so I stay clear of them.
07/19/2012
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