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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 1 day 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 4 days ago
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Have First Responders ever given you grief?

Have First Responders ever given you grief?

Last week I had an anaphylaxic reaction to a new antibiotic I was taking. I was home alone and knew I was in trouble so I called my local emergency number. When the First Responders (Firefighters here) arrived I handed them my medic alert card with all my allergies and told them that I had administered an epipen prior to their arrival. They started questioning me and giving me grief as to why I would have injected myself when this medication wasn't on my list of… read more

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Yes, I have heard about this. Supposedly it helps because during an allergic reaction your system becomes too acidic and the baking soda/Alka Seltzer… read more

posted 4 days ago
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Baby severely allergic to dairy

Baby severely allergic to dairy

My son is 91/2 months old and is severely allergic to dairy. He cannot consume anything with dairy. He has an epi pen as well. If milk touches him ( yogurt, milk, etc ) touches him he breaks out I hives. The other day he put a friends toy in his mouth and got hives all over his mouth! I'm suppose to go back to work shortly. My question is. How do you cope with this? How does daycare handle these situations if he can't even touch toys that have been in contact with dairy! It's not… read more

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

My son has a severe peanut allergy and is on his way to kindergarten and I'm terrified. His daycare center is peanut free (thanks to me). They have… read more

posted 4 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 7 days 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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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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How to deal with family in relation to food allergies?

How to deal with family in relation to food allergies?

how do deal with family members who think some of your child's allergies are not that bad, or say, a little wont hurt them, or act like your killing them because you tell them they cant give your child something because he is allergic to it? my son is allergic to honey, milk, tomato, peanuts, tree nuts and cocnut,

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Try all the good ideas but if you have family that isn't willing to try to be safe around your child, well I learned to be a witch. No she will not eat… read more

posted about 2 months ago
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Can someone please suggest a website to order medical ID to tell people about my allergies?

Can someone please suggest a website to order medical ID to tell people about my allergies?

I have very bad allergies to all NUTS and when I react my reaction is so bad I loose all sense of awareness I need to order a medical band to show people I have allergies and an Epi-pen so j can get help when needed.

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Elegant Medical Alert has great bracelets for teens

posted about 2 months ago
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Social Situation Involving Food

Social Situation Involving Food

I was invited to a birthday party for a friend's son and she said that she be serving pizza and birthday cake, which means there will be nothing for me to eat since I have allergies to gluten and dairy. I was told that I should "eat ahead of time" and I was only asked so I wouldn't "feel left out". I would feel left out as it is whether or not I ate ahead of time and I would have to either go and buy my own food to bring or just stand there and try not to be upset and pretend to… read more

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

First of all don't feel bad. When people suggest stuff like that they aren't really thinking of you, they just don't want to look bad for not inviting… read more

posted 4 months ago
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