Posted 12/30/2006 9:34 AM (GMT -7)
hello everyone. I am usually in a different forum on this site. However I do also suffer from asthma and allergies. I get allergy shots weekly for about 7 months now. I was wondering if it is normal to have my sinus allergies act up the night of my shots, I do know it is normal for my asthma to flare up a little bit. The next question is about oral allergy syndrome. I was wondering why you can gain more and more as time goes on.
Prior to the scratch testing they ent did a full bloodwork series for allergies. The ones that showed up were dogs, cats, oak trees and to my surprise peanuts. I have Crohn's disease and peanut butter use to be how I got my protein while having a flare up of it. What was strange was before I had the results a co worker of mine was spreading PB on a bagel and I was feeling itchy. I thought it was just my regular allergies (since I am a Vet assistant and highly allergic to cats and dogs). My oral allergy syndrome foods for now that I have problems with are: apples, peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries, strawberries, kiwi, cantelope, peas, carrots, celery, string beans, cashews, and pistachios. I am very suprised some of these foods didnt appear as true allergies since my throat swells , i get hives, and an itchy tongue and gums to some of the foods listed above. Is there anything I can take to help me so I am able to eat some of these foods raw? I have noticed some I cannot even have if they are cooked or they have to be cooked to a mush that a baby would be able to eat. I miss summer days having all that fresh fruit but I dont dare (I have an epi pen but prefer to avoid having to use it at all costs)