Oral Allergy Syndrome or now a true allergy?

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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 1/29/2012 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I made some homemade chicken soup yesterdaay.  I have OAS and have found with me I know how cooked the veggie ro fruit has to be so I do not have a reaction.  When I react not only do I get the itching and swelling my asthma so pleasantly joins in.  I had found in the past even cuttig up celery caused me issues but I cut it up Fri evening as well as the carrots and I made them very small to ensure they cooked well.
 
Not too long after finishing about 1 cup of my soup (which I ahd some sourdough bread along with even though I have mold allergies and lactose intol this bread doesnt bother me).  The reaction began with my upper lip (on the outsidr) being itchy but no hives, and that happens to me when my kids eat peanuts (my 1 true food allergy and they hadnt had any) so not long after dinner the wheezing began.  I used my inhaler then took a benadryl when my ears began to get extremely itchy as well.  It eventually calmed down (these are the steps I take when I find a new food that affects the OAS).
 
I dont know why a cooked food (it was in the slow cooker for 7 hours and was so well cooked it literally melted in your mouth) would bother me so unless I may have yet another true food allergy?
 
Thoughts?

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   Posted 1/29/2012 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmm, that's interesting. Like you, if the food is cooked, I don't get OAS symptoms. Could it have been a delayed reaction to cutting up the celery?
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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 1/30/2012 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   
if so it was near 20 hours later
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   Posted 1/30/2012 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd look at each ingredient of everything I ate that whole day - maybe scratch test with my allergist for a start. Then start keeping a food journal, logging all these ingredients and foods with the times I ate them.

Since this is a serious allergy I would not recommend testing at home.

My allergens don't become inactive when the item is cooked.

People who get migraine reactions from sulfites can react up to 2 days later.

dragonfly137927
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   Posted 1/30/2012 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on ASA drugs that include sulfites so I know I dont have a sulfite allergy, I checked all things from what I ate that day it is the only possible culprti sadly

I do keep a food journal sicne I have Crohn's disease so that limits my diet even more
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   Posted 2/10/2012 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Foods that trigger OAS can become true food allergies... I used to only get oral allergy symptoms from raw apples -- swelling/bleeding gums, itchy mouth (apple cross-reacts with birch pollen, which is one of my worst tree pollen allergies) -- but now I can't even smell an apple without feeling sick/nauseated and getting itchy in my mouth/nose.
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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 2/16/2012 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that could be what happened razzle I am able to cut up fresh fruits and veggies without issues but celery has always been an issue for me my worst tree allergies are birch and oak. I remember one day when I was still working someone was eating celery and I started with the asthma and mouth itching etc. Not too long after I found I also had a peanut allergy via lab testing by my allergist.
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

bookworm21
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   Posted 2/18/2012 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I saw an allergist this week, who said I didn't have an increased risk of my OAS turning into a true food allergy. I think his line of thinking was that if I can eat fresh fruits and veggies while on an anti-histamine, then it's a pollen problem.

I've had the same experience with someone else eating a banana--mouth and throat start tingling.
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