Oral Allergy Syndrome?

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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 7/21/2010 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering if I am the only oddball in here who has this in addition to CD?
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oral_allergy_syndrome
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 


grumpygi
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   Posted 7/21/2010 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
No, my adult son has triggering foods such as carrots, bananas, certain nuts etc.  Some foods make his throat itch, others make his tongue tingle. 
Meds: Celebrex, Omeprazole, Liadla, Entocort EC 9mg/day, Vit D, Mulitvit, Omega 3's, Ambian, Neurontin.
 
 
 


Zanne
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   Posted 7/21/2010 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I just read the Wiki article. I think this sounds exactly like what my daughter has. I just never had a name for it. It started a few years ago. She basically just avoids the foods that cause trouble, but every year she seems to find something new that is a trigger. She hasn't been diagnosed with CD, but she is Lactose intolerant like me and has always had "tummy" issues too. I'm watching her like a hawk.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


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Becky77
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   Posted 7/21/2010 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Can't eat apples because of it...and I like apples...of course!
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 7/21/2010 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I have this and am unable to eat the foods raw (some not at all) however I cannot have an apple yet I am able to have apple juice, applesauce, apple pie etc with no problem. I cannot have apples, Peaches, Plums, nectarines, grapes, cantelope, kiwi, strawberries, carrots, peas, green beans, Pistaccios, cashews(this was my 1st reaction and prior to CD)...and I am sure there are ones I am missing. I had blood allergy tests done to prep me for allergy shots again which I am no longer getting but it showed my only true food allergy is peanuts which I never had been allergic to before now even the smell of it triggers my asthma. I know it is an immune system thing since it thinks you are ingesting pollen so i wondered if any other Crohnies had it as well
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 


spookyh
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   Posted 7/21/2010 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to have this, most noticeably with bananas. According to my allergy tests, I am wildly allergic to almost every pollen known to man. Allergy season used to be miserable for me. For the last year and a half, I've been bothered minimally. This was when 1) I started eating local honey, and 2) I started SCD. Which one of these helped (or maybe they both did) is anyone's guess. I can eat things like bananas now without my mouth getting weird and tingly. I had a really bad reaction to cashews once though, so I don't plan on ever challenging that food again.
35 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


bookworm21
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   Posted 7/22/2010 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I have this as well, and most noticeably with bananas. I've found that Zyrtec helps with the symptoms.

I asked my allergist about a connection between allergies and autoimmune diseases...he said there are none because allergies are a response to external factors (the body attacks the pollen, mold, etc), whereas in autoimmune diseases the body attacks itself. However, since being diagnosed with IBD, my allergies have become so much worse...

Sniper
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   Posted 7/22/2010 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Spookyhurst is right. I use to raise bees and more than one allergy sufferer came to me swearing that the honey helped. Has to be local honey though. The processed one has the pollen filtered out and it is blended mix from all over. Find a local bee keeper and give it a try. Only med I know that doesn't taste like meds...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


spookyh
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   Posted 7/22/2010 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
You raised bees Sniper? Cool! I've really grown to like honey. There are so many tasty varieties! My favorite local raw honey is wild mountain pecan (and desert blue clover, mesquite, and orange blossom). I just tried eucalyptus recently (non-local), and it was quite tasty too, reminded of caramel.
35 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


Sniper
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   Posted 7/23/2010 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Spooky, unfortunately I cant eat much of it anymore. Diabetis, but I do still taste some now and again. I gave up keeping them when I was having so much health trouble, but I miss the little ladies .
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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