(Closed) Bees with allergies

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
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Busy bee

the best thing to do when you find out you are allergic to something is to avoid it as much as possible, if the allergy is only a skin issue like redness and itching then you should keep some benadryl handy it does help and if they allergy is bad enough that your throat will close up you need to talk to the doctor about giving you a prescription for an epi pen. I require both bee stings cause throat swelling and my food allergies always require benadryl and sometimes an epi pen

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I am strangely allergic to Sour Patch Kids (a type of candy for those who don’t know).  When I was younger, I would eat them and get this bright red line down the left side of my face that was warm to the touch. Thought it was a fluke, tried them again, and same thing happened.  And again.  I eventually just stopped eating them as I was worried it may progress into something more.  I’ve tried for years to figure out what ingredient it is that makes me allergic, but I can’t seem to figure it out.

Post # 19
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Helper bee

I’m all over the fatal allergies. I’m allergic to rubber. Not just latex (I’m allergic to that too), but natural rubber. Which means elastic, rubber bands, car tires, water hoses. It really sucks. But once you adapt, it’s easy to always check for it and live with.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have a lot of random food allergies. My brother has almost the same ones as me.

When I eat melon, apples, walnuts, almonds, green beans, black berries and cherries my mouth, ears and throat get extemely itchy. Sometimes my lips tingle as well. I’ve asked my PCP about it and she said any time your throat gets sensitive (itchy), it means there is a possibility of it closing up. I now avoid those foods at all costs. Every once in awhile I’ll find something else I’m allergic to….it’s no fun.

 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

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@bestbuddies: DH’s mom had him convince when he was little that he had all these allergies, (mold, yellow cheese, wheat, eggs, peanuts, malt, and a couple of other things) but he would alway sit around eating Reeses (peanuts), Whooppers (malt), Texas cheese freis (yellow cheese), and pizza (wheat).

I asked him if he was insane. He since will eat all of those things, except the eggs which really do make him sick.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@pinkandsparkly: I had that same reaction to apples, peaches, pears, plums, cherries, almonds, and walnuts.  Cherries were the worst.  Usually if something has been heated though, I’m fine.  

So my husband and I came home one night after a fun trip to the ER where we found out I had a kidney infection, and he hands me a bottle of juice and he says “drink this, they said vitamin c would help you” and hands me a bottle of his supr high vitamin c juice.  I take a sip and immediately feel my throat feel off as soon as I swallow.  So I looked at the container and it had cherries and apples and goodness knows what else, that was enough for me.  We made an emergency trip to CVS for some benadryl, which eventually took care of the throat tightening, but it was scary.  So be careful, it really can go from itchy to throat closing without warning.  And FYI, pasturized and flash pasturized are not the same, if heating makes a difference for you too – important lesson learned. 🙁

Post # 25
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Busy bee

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@Scorpio88:can you eat thing like gummy bears and other colored candy? I am wondering if its the dye they use

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@bestbuddies:you need to be careful eating the things you are allergic to because I have heard of people doing that when its a mild allergy then one day they eat it and their throat closes up. I dont know if adults grow out of their food allergies but I know sometimes kids do

there was a story on the local news here yesterday where they were talking about kids with food allergies and how they are on the rise all over the country, they had an allergist on there who said its due to the fact that we are living a cleaner lifestyle and our bodies attack proteins and things in the food causing the reaction, it was pretty interesting

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m allergic to the cold. I break out in hives if my body temp drops. I get them daily on my hands and feet. It sucks but I deal with it. When hubby and I went on our honeymoon we did an aqua seas dive. When I took off my wet suit I had hives covering almost my entire body. I looked ridiculous!!! Luckily its not as severe as when I was little. I used to get hives so bad around my throat in winter that it was difficult to breath.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are both allergic to so much pollen that we decided on a fall wedding date.

Post # 29
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Busy bee

I am glad your going to mention it to your doctor, it needs to be in your medical record so they know they might even want to send you to an allergist to have an allergy test thats how I found out about all of my allergies, be sure to always have some benadryl handy, I keep some at home and in my purse at all time just to be on the safe side

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@bestbuddies: I actually think another person on the bee has the same allergy. I think I remember seeing it.

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