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Almond mild allergy..anyone else?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by redjako, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. redjako

    redjako Red Belt

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    I notice I get swollen / painful lips, a weird "after effect" in my mouth from chowing on raw almonds (even smoked / salted, raw is "worse").

    Its mild, but I've stopped eating them. I don't feeel any effects, like light headedness or anything, but my mouth goes nuts.

    Anyone else get this?

    Doesn't happen with peanuts / peanut butter (natural), cashews, pecans, etc.
     
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    oyaji poi oyaji belt

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    It sounds like you have an oral allergy. I have the same to some types of apples, pears, peaches, and plums. I have a true allergy to all nuts (but not peanuts because they're more similar to a bean than a nut). This oral allergy to some fruits only developed in my late-20's. It started first with apples, then over the past few years more and more fruits have become problematic. I hope the same doesn't happen with you.

    A couple of articles are it here:

    Food allergies get curiouser and curiouser -- Signs of the Times News

    A Pesky Allergy to Fruit and Vegetables - US News and World Report
     
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    Maybe try the desensitisation method, get an IGF and ALCAT panel done and look at underlying causes.
     
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    Danke!
     

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