I'm finding a few interesting links on allergies. Putting them here for my own reference, but some of you dealing with similar problems might find them interesting, and I would love discussing them - and your personal experiences, any time.
The allergic response engages the body’s inflammatory cascade, and that’s one reason it has such serious health effects. Allergic reactions are recognized as one of the most important causes of illness and disease in America. This article goes on to tell about different allergic responses in the body, other than just IgE
Oral allergy syndrome or OAS is a type of food allergy classified by a cluster of allergic reactions in the mouth in response to eating certain (usually fresh) fruits, nuts, and vegetables that typically develops in adult hay fever sufferers.
Not sure how this applies to me, yet. I have oral allergies but they extend to the esophagus and stomach. Interesting though...
Relationships between foods and various pollens in allergy syndromes. Food intolerance diagnosis.
Some more explanation of extension of oral allergy syndrome.
Other food reactions, including psudoallergies, salicylate intolerances.
Strawberries are in this list. Ditto artificial food colorings and flavorings - and herbs. Oy! Health and beauty products, which do cause problems. I have a lot of difficulty with some fragrances and with some shampoos. Also cleaning supplies. Lots of them.
I do have mold allergies. I still am wondering if the peanut butter reaction was to some mold in the nuts. There were problems with this last year and a lot of products were pulled. I wonder if that is the problem for me, since I know I ate some not that long ago without a reaction. I will wait quite a while before I try them again, though.