Patient Comments: Food Allergy - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with a food allergy.

Published: June 18

I have a young child with several proven food allergies which shows itself through severe eczema. Also she has always had soft stools and tummy ache. I breast fed and had to watch my diet. At that time we only new about milk then came nuts and now soy, bananas egg whites and a couple more. My question is whose care should this child be under? She was under a children's clinic for 1yr before any results. Her skin can become so bad and her itching that she has to be sedated. She was referred to dermatology. She is on several antihistamines, steroid creams and antibiotics.

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Published: June 09

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with swelling on my face and or lips. One time it might be the upper left of my lip, next it might be the lower right, or could be the entire left and/or right side of my face. One time the left side of my tongue swelled, one time my whole tongue swelled. I thought it might be from citric acid, but I never get any hives or other symptoms.

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Comment from: Prissy, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 13

From 18-21 years. I had outrageous outbursts of hives, at first itchiness all over my entire face and scalp, and then hands. I scratched, rubbed, and bit my lip for comfort. When completely intolerable I would bathe in cooler water. I was astonished to not recognize my-self. My forehead was huge with no nose bridge! Nor eyelids. My top lip hung over my bottom. One big puff ball for two days, just like the movie hitch. I later found out it was mostly veggies, fruit, and wheat. Mid 20's not so allergic to food except when not cooked well.

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Comment from: trsmith, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: December 29

I have been allergic to eggs and peanuts since I was 2 years old. I am now allergic to milk to a certain extent. Latex and milk makes me break out. I cannot even touch the ingredients, or I break out and swell up.

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Comment from: puzzled lady, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 25

When I eat any dairy product or foods combined with dairy, after an hour or two I get stomach pains and immediately run to the bathroom. Lately, I have been experiencing runny nose or have post nasal drip for a few days after having dairy. I also smell something unusual (not pleasant)from my nose and when I sniff it out a whitish jelly like substance comes out.

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Comment from: Tinkbus33, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 26

I peeled a raw peach from its skin and ate it. I haven't had one in years, but I had no known problems before. Around an hour later, my hand went numb. Minutes later, I could barely breath, and my eyes burned. My eyes swelled shut and my nose ran. Now I know I have a food allergy to peaches!

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Published: June 30

My food allergies start when I eat very spicy Mexican food. First I get gas, then I hear loud noises in my stomach, then I have a severe itch somewhere on my body for a few minutes. Then I get this warm sensation through my body in waves, and my breathing slows down. It's a little hard to swallow.

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