I guess I'm lucky. I'm sensitive to quite a few things but none of them have been life threatening. Dairy makes me prone to ear, nose, throat, and UT infections. Pineapple breaks me out in an itchy rash from head to toe. Chocolate makes me irritable, prone to temper tantrums and depression. Gluten gives me acne and an itchy scalp.
I've never had any problem with honey, which is a little surprising considering I use the local stuff, which probably contains some of the local pollens which irritate me this time of year. Maybe there's a difference between having those little fuzzballs in your stomach and having them in your sinuses.
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With dust I get all the symptoms of a wicked head cold, and enough dust in my system without taking it the symptoms will last for a day or two. I also get chest pain and some difficulty breathing. In the past dust has been a trigger for asthma attacks.
With seasonal allergies (ragweed, and oak) I get itchy,burning eyes and runny nose. Nothing too serious, I usually don't even have to take anything for it, it's just a mild nuisance.
I get hives (almost always in one location on my jaw, but if it's really bad, it will spread down my neck and back - sometimes up onto other areas of my face)... and lately have been getting the Oral symptoms (tingling mouth and throat) and a touch of wheezing.
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Mostly, I either get itchy or my chest becomes congested.
If I eat too much wheat, I get very cranky and irritable which is not like me at all. I can also become bloated.
During Christmas 2011 I had lobster and for the first time ever I reacted to it. After doing some reading, it was an oral allergy reaction - throat and chest became affected and the next day I was nauseous. I haven't tested it yet to see if I can eat it but will be doing it soon.
I don't have food allergies but plenty of grasses and pollens. My eyes have been itchy and watering for months now, the antihistamines help some but it never goes away, makes my face sore and red in spots and my eczema blossomed when I was in the shower, all is better but not gone, taking pills, nasal spray-do get tired of it but what else can i do?! Happy Mother's day tomorrow for the mothers out there, Georgine
Hey. I can't really explain my symptoms, because I don't know what causes what. I am constantly tired, Sometimes I can't breathe, but I am so used to the symptoms, I don't even notice them.
I went for a test two months ago, and found that I was allergic to the following: Egg white Magi spices Butter Shrimps Cray fish Prawn Mandarin orange Orange Grapefruit Tomato Corn Wheat Bran Wheat flour white Whole wheat flour Soy Cheese Dairy products - Buttermilk Canned milk Yogurt Milk Cottage cheese Cream Sour milk Hazelnuts Almonds Walnuts Cyclamate Tartrazine Amarith red MSG Soduim nitrite and nitrate
Aspergillus niger Monilia Albicans Pollen: Birch Oak Pine Poplar Rape Grasses Grains Herbs.
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I have indoor and outdoor allergies and take 10mg Claritan daily year round. I supplement it with benedryl when I get my allergy shot to ease off the reaction to the shot. I'm also on ventilin and symbicort for my asthma. Sometimes, when the wind is blowing and nothing is working, I use Chloraseptic Allergen Block. It's a gel that you smear at the base of your nostrils and yes it works. I carry it in my purse with the ventilin.
Food sensitivities are: Gourds - melon, cucumber, squash Nightshades - tomato, peppers, eggplant tobacco, cayene, paprika Peas and Beans - peas, peanuts, beans including green beans, soy, liquorice Plums - Almond, plum, peach, apricot, cherry, nectarines Shellfish - shrimp, crab, lobster, crayfish. Eggs, Coconut and Bananas. The foods affect me in various ways but usually it's bloating and diariah or stomach cramps. Sometimes I get a rash and very itchy skin all the time. Bananas make me sick to my stomach and give me cluster migraines. I avoid most of these foods but I love tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, beans and squash so I do have them in moderation and no more than once a week. Right now I'm trying to clear up what I call clown mouth. My lips are swollen, peeling and purple. All around my lips are red and sore. (I look like a little kid who licks their chapped lips) and I will be seeing a dermatologist at the end of the month to verify it's from my allergies.
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I am allergic to oatmeal (only oatmeal, I can still eat oat bran and similar products). Compared to alot of other people's allergy symptoms on here, mine are mild. I get migraines whenever I eat oatmeal or anything containing it. I really hate this allergy, because I really love granola but I had to give it up due to this.
Depends what it is and how much. My tongue will feel raw, stomach pain, headache, sinus symptoms, wheezing, sweating. I once took one bite of chili flavored ramen noodles and it was an instant reaction with lightheadedness, wheezing, sore throat, etc. First time I ended up on prednisone. Really wish I could figure out what triggered it so I could avoid it
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Most of my food allergies are mild, if by consume, you mean eat; throat gets tingly, itchy, scratchy, wants to swell, sometimes I get hoarse with some of them. Shellfish makes me nauseous & have diarrhea. Too much chocolate,headache, then diarrhea. Same with my fruit & veggie allergies- diarrhea, stomach ache.
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For me, it depends on what it is. If I have nuts, my throat closes up and my tongue swells. If I have honey or something with certain artificial flavors in it, I get bad headaches and get sick, kind of like having food poisoning.
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