Patient Comments: Food Allergy - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with a food allergy.

Comment from: KimberleyTin, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 12

I have lactose allergy or intolerance. I didn't have any idea before I went for an allergy test through teddy can. Whenever I took even a single drop of milk, my stomach got upset and bloated. It was really annoying and painful. After being diagnosed for being intolerant to lactose, I have stopped taking milk though I take curd and I have no problem with that.

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Comment from: vinegar, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 28

Today I went to a favorite restaurant known for their fried fish and chicken. I ate it for lunch and then some for dinner. After about an hour, I started itching all over my body, face included. I took a hot shower and felt much better and then ate another wing and the itching started again. This has never happened to me before and I am wondering if it was the type of grease they use to cook their food. I have eaten from their restaurant for years and never had this reaction. This is so weird. I don't keep cooking grease in my house but I know I have also eaten foods from all kinds of cooking grease. I know allergies can just pop up on you one day and I am wondering if this is one of them. I took Benadryl and I am still itching a little but it has calmed down some. I used Braggs apple cider vinegar in a spray mist bottle mixed with water and spritzed my body with it also.

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Comment from: Sweetlady, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 12

Certain foods I eat cause migraines or headaches. I saw a doctor who did testing on me and said I have food allergies and I would like to get a second opinion.

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Comment from: Allergy with BLACK, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 20

We tried for the first time black kidney beans and made curry using Indian herbs. My wife got swollen eyes and red face once she had few bites. She is not allergic to nuts. Thought to share with all, never try any new seed/vegetable as they could cause allergy.

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Comment from: 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 27

My son developed some food allergy of late. He is five years old and his symptom is that his mouth and cheeks swell whenever it is triggered. But I have noticed that the symptoms can be seen only when he wakes up in the morning.

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Comment from: pammy27573, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 06

I wonder what could be causing my lips and my face to swell! Perhaps salt could be the cause! After I eat, maybe 5 hours later, my mouth and lips feel numb and then swell up a lot, as well as my jaw!

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Comment from: Chichi, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 13

Over the last several years, I have noticed that I get bloated and my stomach hurts really badly as soon as spring starts. The pain goes away around August. I have never had allergies, as far as I can tell and I am wondering if I have developed any type of allergy to food or the environment as I am out more as soon as winter is over.

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