Like many of you, I too have suffer from the "chicken allergy" (and enjoy eating eggs). Started when I was about
5 or 6 (am 32 now) although I do distinctly recall eating chicken before then. Very suddenly and without any notice, I could no longer eat poultry. I got a big bump on my lip, an itchy chin, and severe stomach cramps which didn't go away until I purged. Unfortunately, my parents and I figured it out by trial and error. Even after addressing it with an allergiest, he was dumbfounded (this was the early 80s plus information wasn't as readily availabe as it is today). I probably get "poisoned" once or twice a year now; I can generally tell within 5 minutes or so after eating something, and am able to stop the intake (resulting in a low dosage) with minimal effect (swelling of my trachea and esophagus starts and I produce a lot of phlem and spit a lot but no more vomitting and I'm fine in about
an hour). The usual poison suspects include sauces made w/ chicken broth/stock at restaurants, soups (generally avoid b/c majority are made with chicken broth/stock), or given false information about
hot dogs. Also, WINGOGIRL1 mentioned baked beans, but you also need to be suspect of those flavored rice packets at the grocery store. Furthermore, I recall being poisoned by a Swanson's beef pot pie once (that taught me to read ALL labels) and a bottled speghetti sauce once as well although I've never been able to find the offending brand since. Good luck, and as stated above, read the labels and ask when ordering at restaurant.
Post Edited (NCTitanfan) : 1/15/2007 7:54:18 PM (GMT-7)