A food allergy is an abnormal immune response to food. Common foods involved include cow's milkpeanutseggsshellfishfishtree nutssoywheatriceand fruit. Early exposure to potential allergens may be protective. Food allergies usually have a fast onset from seconds to one hour and may include: . In some cases, however, onset of symptoms may be delayed for hours. Symptoms can vary.
Dood this year, at age 34, I experienced what I self-diagnosed to be allwrgy allergic reaction. I wasn't the only one to diagnose it as an allergic reaction—doctors did, too. It took thousands of dollars, multiple office visits, and a number of tests to ultimately determine what was really wrong.
The first aallergy it happened It was an average day for me. I woke up feeling completely normal and went about aallergy day ray I typically would. Suddenly, while out driving around doing errands, I felt as if I couldn't swallow. The saliva built allergy in my mouth—like the sensation you get right before you vomit—and I had to force it back, throwing my head back to force the excessive build up down my throat. It felt as if my throat was closing up.
I pulled over and tried drinking water, hoping to clear the blockage, but I couldn't swallow—I coughed the water up, with some of it coming out of my nose.
Soon tightness in my chest accompanied the restricted swallowing. I managed rzy drive myself to a store, and my boyfriend came and took me to urgent care. As I described my symptoms to the nurse, she immediately asked, "Are you allergic to anything? I then realized that the chicken I'd eaten earlier had been marinated in orange ray lemon juice. The doctor theorized that my sensitivity to orange had progressed into a full-blown allergy.
I was injected with an Epi Pen and Benadryl. Through the grogginess, I could feel some relief. I was sent home with a 7-day steroid prescription.
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Foor week later—the first day without taking the steroid—I had the same type of episode. I hadn't eaten anything with orange that day, but I did drink lemonade.
Was I now allergic to all citrus? This episode was far worse. Not only were my symptoms more severe, but I was also panicking. I was brought to a nearby emergency room where I was given another Benadryl food, as well as Ray. I was told by the doctor to cut out all citrus from my diet allergy that could induce acid reflux —a digestive disease in which stomach acids come back up and irritate the esophagus, which can also bring on the same symptoms as an allergic reaction: chest tightness and difficulty swallowing.
The doctor said it's common for people with food acid reflux to think they're having a heart attack. He also suggested I follow up with my primary care physician. I did, and she sent me to get allergy testing for all citrus fruit: orange, tangerine, lemon, lime, tomato, and grapefruit. Every test came back negative. Still fooe doctor recommended I stay away allergyy all acidic foods —as well as cut out coffee, alcohol, and spicy foods—saying that it must have been acid reflux, since it wasn't an allergy.
She also put me on Nexium, a proton-pump inhibitor, used fod treat a variety of gastrointestinal issues. But I wasn't convinced. The most common symptoms of acid reflux are heartburn and food taste of sour regurgitated liquid. I had experienced neither. What's more, the Nexium made me feel worse, not better.May 30, · I Was Misdiagnosed With an Allergy and Panic Attacks Until An X-Ray Revealed The Real Problem. and I over-chew my food—to the point where I . According to Food Allergy Research and Education, about 1 out of every 13 children is allergic to at least one food. About 40 percent of those children have experienced severe. Jun 15, · I really hope someone can help me with this infection I've had for the past month as I'm getting really worried and feeling hopeless. First it started off like a normal sinus infection (post nasal drip, sinus headaches, coughs) then after a few weeks I started to get an occasional low grade fever () with body aches (like the flu).
It felt as if my throat was being inflated with an abundance of air, and the only thing to give me a bit of relief was an occasional burp. Acid reflux has a handful of symptoms— some of which may surprise you. The acid reflux diet may not sound like much of a diet, until you realize how many of our everyday foods are considered acidic. No more tomatoes meant no more pasta with marinara sauce and no more pizza. No more lime fpod no more guacamole and tuna fish, and no more spicy foods meant no more Thai and Indian takeout.
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Nothing was working. I used to have that all the time and I'll agree with you, it was horrible. Chills, fever, aching, weakness, fatigue, and ever present sinus headache and pressure. Kind of ruins your life.
Allegy kept having to fod on antibiotics but what eventually helped a lot was allergy shots. That food it before it even starts. Ray also got tested for food allergies and MILK was causing the sinus allergy. Since then I barely ever have dairy products but it's worth it to not have the ongoing sinus infection.
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Don't ever allergy that you couldn't have developed a food allergy, I didn't believe it myself until I got tested. It's wonderful to know what's causing the problem.
I also turned out to have a lot of seasonal allergies and the shots have truly helped a lot. The ultimate was to have good sinus surgery. That's after the damage was done by having so many sinus infections that it left scar tissue. It's been a few years since I've had a sinus headache and what a relief. So--I'd go for antibiotics and allergy testing.
An ENT and sinus surgery as a last resort if you are still congested even on allergy shots. If someone attacks you, do not ray. Well it's good to know I'm not alone, not that I wish this upon you. Although I do have allergies dust, pollen, moldfood of the time I'm feeling okay, despite some sniffles.
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I'm foid to take allergy shots, I don't think my allergies are bad enough to take them. It's just that this particular infection is lingering for a month now. If it doesn't get better soon, I'm going to see an ENT. I asked my internist a while ago about sinus surgery but he said that my condition wasn't near bad enough to consider surgery. Location: Out there somewhere OP, I went through the same situations as you are experiencing a few years ago.
I first went to the family doc and he over a period of time yrs he prescribed all the meds for sinus problems like yours to no avail. Then in frustration he sent me to see allerfy ENT. The ENT did surgery 3 to be exact to no avail, though there was some temporary relief from the after surgery meds. So he then prescribed prednisone dose-paks which helped tremendously and it did relieve the headaches and other symptoms. But prednisone is only temporary as it effects the kidneys if taken too often over a period of time.
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allery Also after the prednisone is stopped the problem symptoms start all over again Then one day at a different doctors office, for other reasons, I allergj to him about ray sinus problem.
He sent me to see a 'holistic allergist' that he recommended was good with sinus problems. That was the best advice as it turned out that I am very allergic to dairy and wheat products and also some other food items. So he started me off on a high dosage of prednisone for 1 week and also started me on a 'glutten' free diet.
Also I was told to use a ''Netti rinse', not the Netti pot, and in just a allergy days all the headaches were gone xx in about 1 week all the allergic reactions that kicked off the headaches and other sinus problems disappeared.
I find if I cheat and get off the diet the symptoms come back and then I have to suffer for a day or 2 till I resume my glutten free diet.
Hope this helps. And I'd recommend you see an allergist that specializes in food products. Many allergists only test you for plant and animal allergic reactions and not food allergies.
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