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Paulad
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   Posted 4/2/2004 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, I usually post on the Crohn's board but I thought you all might be able to help me out here.

Every time my husband eats chicken he has severe, explosive diahrea the next day.  We tried a test of no chick for one week and then fried chicken for dinner - next day the big D, again no chicken for one week and Chicken wings for dinner - next day the big D.  Anyone else ever heard of this?  I thought chicken was one of the least likely allergens or intolerances.

Thanks Paula

 
 


Meghan
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   Posted 4/2/2004 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Paulad!  I usually post on Anxiety so I'm new to this board also.  I don't know if this will help or not but my landlord IS allergic to chicken.  Also corn.  I didn't think allergies to those things were that common.  My suggestion would be to lay off the chicken, you've already tried the trial and error so I'd say that's what it is.  Is it chicken cooked any way or just greasy?  I have noticed that I get sick from fried chicken also.  Even Long John Silvers gives me an upset stomach though I deal with it because I love it.  I hope he feels better
Meghan


Paulad
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   Posted 4/5/2004 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
It seem to be all chicken. I tried baked this weekend and again the problem returned. This is a tough one for us because we both like chicken and since he has high cholesterol I have been trying to cut out the fatty meats. Because I have Crohn's my diet is altered alot anyway but he has always been the IRON GUT in the family so this kind of surprised us that it came on so suddenly.
 
 


Bec s
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   Posted 9/14/2004 3:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Paula,
I can sympathise with your husband as I know how it feels. I get the exact same reaction to chicken, I haven't had kentucky fried for years, or Supermarket BBQ chicken etc.
What I can eat though is chicken that has been raised without having any hormones or antibiotics pumped into, free range only. I do not know why this makes such a huge difference, but it does.
I have the same reaction to certain antibiotics as I do to chicken and I just wonder if there are small traces of similar antibiotics in chicken that have been raised battery style.
Have you tried free range chicken?
I want to let you know that there are others out there like your husband who have this same horrible reaction to chicken and have opted for the free range variety chook. If this is not the solution for you then I hope you find an alternative, please reply and let me know how it's all going, people think I make it up half the time about the reaction I have to chicken and even the doctors don't take me that seriously, I guess what can they do if it hasn't been researched.
 
Yours Sincerely Rebecca - Waiting eagerly for your reply

Jared
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   Posted 9/15/2004 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All:

I am also allergic to chicken, this includes free range chicken. And I do sympathize with all those who are. I can not eat any type of poultry (chicken, turkey, eggs). I'ts been years since I have had an omelette or ate turkey at Thanksgiving. More or less, it's a pain in the ---. I have severe reactions including massive stomach pains and my throat closing. I have yet to use my EpiPen and avoid chicken at all costs (Fear of that darn needle). When we cook on the grill I am sure to keep the chicken away from whatever I am eating. I get reactions on my hands even when I help clean/prepare the chicken for others.

I have no knowledge about outgrowing this allergy, and if anybody does I'd greatly appreciate the insight. However, to combat this, I make sure I don't cook on the same surface as chicken. I wash the surface before I cook on it due to the allergy being that sensitive. Also, when I eat out I am sure to make the server aware of my allergy nomatter what I am ordering. Sometimes they give you weird looks and thing you are joking but it is really important to make them aware of the issue. I've talked to many managers of restaurants and chefs about it if the server isn't comfortable handling the situation.

It is hard to find healthy alternatives because I love meat. Basically, this has turned me into a red-meat eater and a vegetarian at the same time. Look at the menu next time you're out to eat, you'll realize that 60-70% of it is gone to somebody allergic to poultry. It takes a little creativity in the kitchen but you get used to it quickly. Hope this helped a little.

-Jared
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Post Edited By Moderator (Teri16) : 3/29/2005 8:55:30 AM (GMT-7)


justkeepswimming
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   Posted 2/22/2005 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
not sure if anyone will even read this, this thread is quite old now.... but yes, i believe Chicken to be a common allergy.. i spose that could also mean if you're allergic to chicken then you're also possibly allergic to eggs.. i am, so is my sister...
it's supposedly something to do with enzyme production (or rather, a lack of a certain type of enzyme).. and it's a rotten thing to be allergic to... Cos it tastes so good!

talk to your dr if you have any nasty reactions, he may need to put you onto some medication, or even prescribe you an adrenalin pen in case of emergencies..

them chickens aint as innocent as they look!

sisisiesta
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   Posted 3/22/2005 12:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Howdy to you all,

I just found this website through Google. This is the closest I found to my inquiry. I would appreciate any information in regards to this allergy and how to get tested.

I seem to have developed an allergy to poultry at age 48. After having eaten free range turkey at Thanksgiving, I developed these symptons, edema and itching. The edema lasted for about a week. I went to the doctor and he was perplexed. He just told me to take antihistamines and watch what I eat. I spaced out twice afterwards and ate chicken and turkey. Both times the portions were small, both times I swelled up to discomfort, but not a severe as at Thanksgiving.

I then went to an acupuncturist and she confirmed it was an allergy to poultry. She said not to eat all poultry and dairy. As someone else posted earlier, that's like 70 percent of what's served at most restaurants.

Milk, dairy in general gives me gastric distress, but I just figured it's lactose intolerance. Eggs sort of does the same thing too.

Anyways, I'm trying to find out more about this allergy and appreciate your help.

Thanks,

Sisi

Teri16
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   Posted 3/22/2005 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and Welcome to HealingWell, Sisi!! yeah
 
It would seem that you have the matter already well in hand!  These symptoms that you have after eating the poultry are definitely not ones to ignore!!  I'm glad that you saw a Dr. and received antihistamines, though I'm a bit surprised that they didn't give you any steroids?  That usually brings down the inflammation of the allergy real quick.
 
Here's a couple of quick links to Food Allergies;
 
 
 
 
I hope this helps, much good luck and keep us posted!! yeah
 
Teri


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Post Edited (Teri16) : 3/22/2005 12:16:25 PM (GMT-7)


sisisiesta
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   Posted 3/26/2005 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Teri for your reply.

Happy Spring Season!

Diana

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   Posted 3/26/2005 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Diana! tongue
 
Thank you and the same to you!  I hope those sites were able to give you some info that helped?!
 
Teri
 
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firemt
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   Posted 3/29/2005 1:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,

I am also allergic to chicken, turkey (probably all poultry), and tuna. However I am not allergic to eggs. I also have been having trouble staying away from it, as I can react to inhaling the smell of cooked chicken. Avoiding restraunts is a must, also bars and parties (there goes my social life .. haha).
I have found out that .6%-5% of all allergies are due to chicken meat. An interesting tidbit for exactly how common (or in this case, uncommon) it is.
This allergy, actually all my allergies have showed up within the last 3 years. Unfortantly they went from bad to "I'm dying" severe within those 3 years. Epi pens are my new hero ... hmm i guess you can say thats an inside joke .. haha!

In all reality it is comforting to know that others are going through the same thing, and now I can actually talk with people who can relate.

Enjoy the other white meat .. PORK

Take care,
FireMT

Teri16
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   Posted 3/29/2005 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   

Weclome to HealingWell, firemt!! tongue

I am finding out more and more from this forum that this chicken allergy seems to be more prevalent than I've heard of in the past!

One thing I'd like to add is that if you do use an epi pen and you do find that your throat feels like it's closing, don't hesitate to use the antidote!  It may save your life!!

Best Wishes to you, firemt! yeah And enjoy the lean Pork! :)

Teri


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firemt
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   Posted 3/29/2005 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the welcome Teri cool
 
  About not hesitating to use the epi pen, makes it easier than it sounds! I don't hesitate, but i have a tendency to become unconcious fast, with what to seems to be "mild" symptoms. I have now learnt how my body reacts, and I can take action fast and get to the emerg. at first signs. Going into the emerg. can also be a task, as I go in with lip swelling and dizziness, and then I end up going downhill fast. And before I know it, they are admitting me for the night... 20+ hrs in the emerg. is not how I want to spend my time. The amount of time spend in the emerg is because of bi-phasic or protracted anaphylaxis.
 
 
 here's a joke for you all!
 
why does a chicken coop only have 2 doors??
 
 
 
 
beacuse, if it had 4 it would be a sedan! .... hahahhahaha (i know ... groan..) :D
 
 
Best wishes,
FireMT

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   Posted 3/29/2005 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Arrrrrgh!!
 
hahaha
 
Teri tongue
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firemt
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   Posted 3/29/2005 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
lol i knew ya would like it :P

hahaha :D

Teri16
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   Posted 3/29/2005 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
firemt,
 
Just make sure it's past 10 AM when you tell those kind of
jokes!! tongue
 
Teri
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firemt
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   Posted 3/29/2005 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL .... fine, I think I can handle that .... haha

Wado_art
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   Posted 5/17/2005 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Paulad , I too am like you husband with the chicken,Also have expirimented with types of chicken believing it is the HORMONES in the chickens i cant tolerate. Sandersons make a hormone free Chicken. I Buy at my local KROGER. Guess what eat all i want an no DIARREHEA. Maybe this will help. thanxz

Teri16
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   Posted 5/17/2005 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and Welcome, Wado_art, to Healing Well!! yeah
 
I'm glad you mentioned that, as I've heard that before about certain chicken being hormone free.  Perhaps this will help others.  Thank you!
 
Feel free to post here anytime, we welcome the input!
 
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Karen Ann
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   Posted 5/28/2005 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank Goodness!
I am not alone.
People look at me like I've got three heads when I tell them I can't eat chicken. Ever been to a catered event where the main course is CHICKEN? And all the optional Vegetarian entrees are already gone.
And you're left picking at the vegetables on your plate while everyone else chows down.
 
I can eat cornish hens, turkey, eggs etc - but not chicken.
My results from eating chicken is similar to having food poisening.
 
But if I lay off for several or more months - I can eat a wing. Or two - but I don't push it. If I get going - then BAM! I pay to the piper and stop eating chicken for months and months - I've probably not tasted chicken for years.
 
I'm going to try the naturally raised chicken idea and see what happens. 
 
It can be so scary to try to eat something after you've such bad experiences. Just thinking of chicken sometimes make me feel ill, especially the smell if it, but sometimes, it looks so good... mmmm
 
I'll try to be brave.
  

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   Posted 5/28/2005 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Karen Ann and Welcome to HealingWell! tongue

Have you ever been to an allergist and been tested for this?  I had another article on here re Allergy or Intolerance?

It would seem to me that regardless of what it is, that you definitely have a problem!  Just that if you were allergic to something, you really shouldn't be able to eat it all, as it would cause some sort of allergic reaction.  And if that is the case, it could be fatal!  So I'm not sure til you get this resolved if you should be eating any at all!

Please be careful and let me know what happens!

Hugs, Teri  tongue


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   Posted 6/20/2005 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   

i have been allergic to chicken turkey eggs etc. all my life... the worse episode was a cook out when i was 15, and the menu was duck... but now that im 40 i still get funny reactions when i tell someone this, its hard to prove, because most of the damage is within, closed throat, diarhrea, sores in the mouth and throat. but i carry on and seek other ways to eat... however i take a chance once in a while and eat my favorite meal.............chicken////

 


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   Posted 6/20/2005 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and Welcome to HealingWell pj1!! :)

With the closed throat reaction-be very very careful!! That could be what they call anaphylactic shock which can be lethal!

I do have another article here discussing the Allergic reaction to the Intolerant reaction...I'll move that to the top so you may read that as well!

Take care and don't hesitate to seek medical help re this reaction to the chicken.

Hugs, Teri :)
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pj1
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   Posted 6/21/2005 1:36 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you teri for the warm welcome.. i will take your advise and not take this lightly... only once i had to go to the hospital , i was at work and a coworker urged to me then a supervisor made me go to the hospital. the doctor told me i was lucky i got here in time. i had hives all over my body and the normal closed throat, mouth sores.. he gave me benedrill, and within an hour or so i was normal.,,
looking for the article you mentioned, thanks
pj

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   Posted 6/27/2005 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Until I came here, I never realized how many people have had food intolerances and allergies to Poultry.  So I've been trying to find out as much as I can...feel free to add your thoughts as well!!
 
Hugs, tongue Teri
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