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Unread 03-31-2007, 04:48 PM   #1
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I thought it might be interesting to have a thread documenting some of the unusual allergies that we or family members may have

I had an allergy to onions until I was in my 30s and had my childen....it then seemed to be more sensitivity where I can eat scallions and other onion family members, as long as I stay away from the red, white and yellow regular onions
No longer get the same allergic reaction if I do ingest them, but still leaves me feeling kinda bleah

very hard to eat out with an onion allergy!
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ps...
meant to mention that I have recently learned that cats are also allergic to onions.
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Unread 03-31-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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I have heard of people having sensitivity to onions and also garlic as well. I'm sorry you can't tolerate onions well. That'd be a real pain the way I cook with them.

My son had a very severe reaction to hairy caterpillars when he was little. He didn't even touch one. He touched the area where they had been crawling.

Talking of cats...
one of my cats nearly died from eating tulip leaves.

A relative became allergic to mangoes when she was in her 40's or so. What happened was she helped pick the green ones off the tree because they were making chutney. She got lots of the sap on her. It's a thick, white sap and hard to get off. Anyway, she could never drink tropical fruit juices or of course eat mangoes from then on. A lot of the mixed juices seem to have it in them.
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Interesting thread, Chemar. My allergies are just the run of the mill dust and pollen. But my Daddy! Wow!! That man was allergic to just about anything and everything. The smell of new cut grass, many animals, including camels and elephants, chili peppers. I remember he used to love to put hot sauce on his food. Of course, he'd pay for it, but he ate it anyway. And the way we found out he was allergic to elephants was during a trip to the zoo, when he started to swell up like an elephant after being near them.
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Lightbulb interesting thread...

My worst inhalant allergies are in early spring.. tree pollen.

When I was in my mid twenties I had desensitization for tree/grass/mold.
It worked pretty well. But I still get burning eyes from tree pollen.

Over the years I have developed some allergies to drug dust. These are impossible to control. Augmentin is impossible for me to reconstitute now.
I've had one full blown attack necessitating going home from Augmentin. Sulfonamide drugs also set me off.

This is an occupational hazard, and cannot be avoided 100%. This spring has been pretty bad for me too since the pollen then is additive to the occupational exposures. I am using Singulair now with good success. It seems better than antihistamines.

I did some elimination diets last spring, for my arthritis. Now I am orange free.
Seems that oranges/juice were flaring my knees. I also discovered an intolerance to onions. I used to use them heavily... but now no more. My reactions are mostly GI.
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My husband is also allergic to onions. We had to get an EpiPen because there are too many times that onions can sneak into food when eating out. The biggest example is Subway sandwiches - for some reason they often have tiny bits of onion that end up in their shredded lettuce... and since Subway is one of my husbands favorite places to eat lunch (and since he loves lettuce on his subs) he has to be really careful.
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I'm allergic to pollen, dust, mold, plants like trees and grass, animal hair, strawberries, powder chocolate (like hot coco. or oreo cookies), anything mint flavored. I get sever reactions from my allergies and have even developed asthma to go along with it. It's not much fun that's for sure. I'm trying to stay inside during the spring and summer, but it's hard sometimes.
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Wish....you sure do have a bunch of allergies to deal with there huh


I meant to mention in my first post that I am also allergic to my wedding ring
seriously tho
I cant wear my gold band all the time anymore as it causes a red, itchy rough area on my finger. So now I just wear it when I go out and remove it as soon as I am home. That seems to prevent the allergic rash
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vinagar and mustard. i have been deathly sick in the hospital from eating foods that i was told didn't contain either.

weird ones huh?

hubby get super sick from bell peppers. green ones. not from the red or yellow.

one of my daughters had a red dye allergy fo ryears. thankfully she outgrew it. boy was that hard to find food it was snuck into.
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someone I know from another forum has been having a dreadful time with rash and itch and trying to figure our what is causing it

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turns out she is allergic to coconut and all products containing coconut which is in so many products from dishwashing liquid to soaps, toothpastes etc

since she diligently studied ingredients and eliminated all coconut derivatives from her life....all the rash and itching has stopped!
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