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Multiple allergies and problems using epi-pen

Multiple allergies and problems using epi-pen

My middle daughter lives in VA and is single. We are all red-heads with some very complicated genetic issues. She is having some tough responses to allergens lately and now has to carry an epi pen. She seems to be able to use it without issue.
I have signs of mast cell and been diagnosed with multiple chemical sensitives as well as multiple food allergies. I had my DNA ran and my doc is saying not wise to carry an epi-pen. So what does someone do. Now having issues… read more

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint are what I use. There are recipes online.

posted about 9 hours ago
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I had blood work done last week. It showed corn, wheat and sesame. Previously, I had tested positive for yeast. Anyone have experience?

I had blood work done last week. It showed corn, wheat and sesame. Previously, I had tested positive for yeast. Anyone have experience?

I believe this stems for high histamine level when I was taking allergy shots. I have ragweed and various tree allergies I was being treated for. I have already had to stop eating melons, squash, pumpkin, because of a cross-contamination. I'm allergic to artificial colorings, latex, aspirin, bananas. My diet is limited. Has anyone had allergic reactions after beginning to eat a… read more

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Thank you!

posted 3 days ago
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Why is my reaction to citrus so weird

Why is my reaction to citrus so weird

With citrus is my mouth and tongue break out in sores.

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Yes I do the same. Gums will swell and the area gets very sensitive. It takes a full day to get back to a normal. I have to drink a lot of water and use… read more

posted 3 days ago
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Does anyone have a reaction to the food that causes a reaction hours after ingesting the particular food?

Does anyone have a reaction to the food that causes a reaction hours after ingesting the particular food?

I have a severe tree nut allergy, and I tried the challenge approach in the allergist's office. After 5 hours I ingested one whole almond, but because I did not show any symptoms in the office he told me I could eat almonds (ha, ha). I didn't have a reaction until 2 hours later. My tongue began swelling. Needless to say, I stay away from all tree nuts!

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

My face, lips, or throat swell.

posted 6 days ago
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Does anyone have teens with food allergies?

Does anyone have teens with food allergies?

My 13 year old daughter has the Top 8 and more food allergies. She has never met anyone around her age with food allergies. She was sick a lot when she was little due to her allergies and I feel her social skills suffered because of it.

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Although I am now an adult, I had a lot of food allergies as a child and now as an adult. Unlike your daughter, I didn't know why I was hurting so bad… read more

posted 7 days ago
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Drug Allergy - reaction recovery self care.

Drug Allergy - reaction recovery self care.

I recently had a bad drug allergy reaction to aciclovir I was given the medication to treat a mouth ulcer that the doctor thought could be impetigo and I had a high dose of Aciclovir in tablet form. However I am violently allergic to Aciclovir (now I know!) but my question is if you do have a drug allergy what is the best method immediate self care?

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Thanks @A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member I actually never thought of the steroids Prednisone. In my head that’s just for the asthma I never considered this… read more

posted 4 months ago
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Allergic to shellfish. Want to know if I can eat tuna.

Allergic to shellfish. Want to know if I can eat tuna.

Comapny I wrote to assured there was no cross contamination and safe but I read that tuna eat shrimps and shellfishes. Since they remove the intestines, it is safe to assume there is no trace and no danger?

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

i buy it frozen fresh and not from China .

posted about 1 month ago
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When having a food allergyy, does it make a difference if the food is organic or not?

When having a food allergyy, does it make a difference if the food is organic or not?

What is in the food itself to cause the allergy?

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

An allergy to food is to the food protein. An allergy to apples will cause a reaction to Organic and Non-Organic Apples, since the allergy is to apples.… read more

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When having a food allergyy, does it make a difference if the food is organic or not?

When having a food allergyy, does it make a difference if the food is organic or not?

What is in the food itself to cause the allergy?

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I think your best bet is to keep a very detailed log for minimum two weeks. Mark exactly when you have outbreaks. Everything logged should have a time… read more

posted 4 months ago
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What can be done to make schools take allergies more seriously?

What can be done to make schools take allergies more seriously?

My daughter already did a presentation at school about her allergies two years ago, but many kids and now some teachers are ignoring and even belittling them. And now she heard that some kids don't believe they are real and she is afraid they might try to expose her to see what happens. She is airborne to nuts and peanuts and has had to leave several events this year because people brought them. The school then chose a class trip to a baseball park… read more

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Ask your allergy doctor to provide a letter to all in charge bodies in school stating air borne allergy and what you want assessed and changed.

posted 4 months ago
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