New to this blog and I have to say I am relieved to know that all the issues I have been having with food is real. I have always had issues with eating bananas. The past few months I have been having oral reactions to foods. I think it is bell peppers. I am thankful to have found this blog. Thanks.
I am glad that you posted this information. Thank you. It is very helpful. My neighbors planted 2 aspen trees in the middle of our property boundaries. The trees are now taller than my house. I am concerned about my sensitivity this Spring. I will speak to my immunologist about this. Maybe we can be pro active and prevent some problems! ☺
The last column isn’t being over lapped by all the boxes . This happens to me when I have mango , pineapple and tomatoes it’s only during certain seasons. I’m allergic to grass , willow tree, ragweed . I’m also allergic to latex which can have cross reactions as well . Such as with the skin of some Mellon’s and avocado .
I’ve had oas to apples, pears, all stone fruit, almonds as well as hazelnuts since my childhood. And it’s gotten progressively worse. I used to be able to eat these foods cooked or baked, now this is not even possible anymore. I got a blood test a few years ago and only hazelnut came back positive. But I know when eating raw apple my throat closes up. I have to carry an epi pen with me now. Any chance it could get better? I still get dreams of eating apples.
@KathyP I recently had issues cutting potatoes where I got itchy hands and a rash and hives up my hands , neck and chest . Doctor thinks that it’s the oral allergy syndrome strikes again with the grass and ragweed as main culprit . You remember the incident with the tomatoes ? She said there in the same family so it would make Sense . Also I’m seeing a Gastro specialist for some tests and he said when your digestive system is inflamed the more likely you can have these bizarre allergy attacks .
Tommy, my 8 year old, has both food allergies and OAS to a lot if things that cross-react with his pollen allergies. The difference with his OAS is that some times of year he can eat the foods just fine (like cucumber which cross-reacts with his ragweed allergy) but as soon as ragweed season comes it gets him itchy (especially under his arms). Then only if his ragweed allergy is bothering him or flared he will react to sunflower seed which stinks because he loves sunbutter and jelly...
Hey Ben - that's interesting that raw potatoes are causing a contact reaction on the your hands. And yes, potatoes and tomatoes are both in the nightshade family. Good luck with the gastro appointment and tests. I hope you will check in on the forums to let us know how that goes.
Obviously the writer has never spent a spring or fall in Portland, OR. Constant sneezing, runny/watery itchy eyes, runny/stuffy nose, and general tiredness. Every year! Without a stop. When the TREES bloom, When the FLOWERS and the GARDEN bloom, when the late spring early fall GRASSES grow. It can be miserable.
Welcome @friendjudy to the AAFA community! We hope you'll join in the ongoing allergy discussions in the Allergy Support forum. You can compare notes with fellow Oregonians in How Did Allergies Affect You Today?
Spring allergies can be miserable @friendjudy ! I hope you were able to start your spring allergy treatment plan early and that it's helping. Be sure to check out the tips for reducing your exposure on the page with the report - allergycapitals.com This research report looks at more than just pollen scores when ranking the cities.
Very early spring observation in your garden. There are many questions at this time of the year about pollen in the garden - park or schoolyard. How can I find out, the difference between a male (pollen producing) shrub or tree and female shrub or tree ? MALE flowers in early spring are YELLOWISH and the FEMALE flowers are RED . The flowers are in clusters during very early spring, before the leaves develop .
Since 2010 some 300 Salt Rooms, which offer natural Salt Room Therapy, have opening in the USA. Developed by Russian pulmonologists in the mid 1990s, this therapy can greatly help with allergies, asthma and more. It's not a quick fix, and most doctors in the USA are not familiar with it yet, so be proactive and research this one yourself.
Natural nasal barriers also can be effective and can be used with existing medication such as nasal sprays and anti-histamines. They are applied at the base of the nostrils and trap the allergens - pollen etc. They are extremely safe but you should still consult with your doctor before using them.
Hi Melissa, Thanks for asking My allergy triggers are tree pollen, grass pollen, dust and mold spores. I have used a natural nasal barrier with great effect for the dust and mold and it is now working well for my spring allergies.
You have to be careful to ask how your food would be prepared: contact with surfaces that have been used with known allergens, oils used in preparation, etc. I was recently on Maui and every restaurant was so accommodating and helpful. They seemed to really be informed and up to date wit’s procedures. Some of these were higher end restaurants, but still….
@BenR that's interesting what your allergist said about "gateway allergens". Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) symptoms can be worse with high pollen counts, that might've been why you reacted to the tomato sauce like you mentioned. @Sally Raynard welcome to the community! It sounds like a second opinion and allergy testing may be beneficial for you. Both Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (CIU), also known as Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU), and OAS can be confusing, especially with limited...
Also tomato’s and strawberries will enhance your allergy symptoms. According to my allergist . She called them gateway allergins. In Dominican Republic I had tomato sauce on a pasta . I got bad hives . They think it was what ever was in the air mixed with the tomatoes perfect storm .
I have been dealing with chronic idiopathic urticaria for 2 years. I don’t typically see hives, just itching all over randomly. I get itchy mouth, tongue and throat as well from time to time. I have thought it was CIU. I have reacted to foods at times - walnuts, eggplant, bananas, avocado… but mostly I really can’t pinpoint my trigger. Maybe it’s both CIU and OAS? I know from allergy testing 20 + years ago that I am allergic to most environmental things- especially dust, mold, pollen and...
I learned some time ago that the combination of wheat bread and fresh tomato would give me a "head cold" and I got a lot of those before I figured it out. I cut out wheat for a while, because I'm wheat sensitive, and I could eat fresh tomatoes just fine, but it's easier to avoid tomatoes, so I do that, with minimal wheat consumption. I just got another "head cold" with no tomatoes in sight and the only thing I'd had different recently was fresh bell pepper... with bread and hummus. It always...
Hi Moe, thank you! I have not had a recent allergy test, I only know from experience that I react to grass pollen and mold spores. Interesting about the mugwort pollen.... I'll ask my doctor about it - thanks for the allergy testing link. Ten plus years ago I had a food allergy test and I wasn't allergic wheat or tomato, only eggs and dairy. I was trying to get to the bottom of my chronic joint pain, which was miraculously solved by eliminating wheat from my diet, per the doc's suggestion...
Welcome to the community @ConeMonkey ! Thank you for sharing your experience, it's always helpful hearing from others. It's interesting that your symptoms are similar to a head cold! Have you had any recent allergy testing done? I'm curious if you have any allergic reactions to pollen. Tomatoes are similar to Timothy and Orchard grass pollen, bell peppers are similar to Mugwort weed pollen. It is weed pollen season currently, so pollen counts are peaking. During peak pollen times, people...
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