I have been very very good about double (and triple) checking everything unknown that I eat since the Almond incidents of June.
So why am I sitting here typing this with hive covered eyes? I.have.no.idea. This has happened to me 3 times since June. Once when I was in St. Louis, last week when I came home from the Farmer's Market and now tonight-after a book club meeting at Panera Bread (had lemonade only) and ate 1/2 a fudge sundae (no nuts) from McDonalds that my husband gave me.
This is very scary. Knowing what I am allergic to is so important since my symptoms can be life threatening. I have not had a new food allergy since I was 14, when almonds started causing hives. (Bananas and Avocados started around 11 or so.)
In fact, the "newest" allergy is 10 years (or more) old-Latex-and related to the banana/avocado allergy (fruit-latex syndrome).
Nothing from the three outbreaks is the same-italian food, a bite of a cookie (this one I guessed might be almond oil in the cookie mix-but really not sure) lemonade and fudge ice cream sundae. So-is it food? Airborne (because I am allergic to basically everything you breathe out there), the dog (please NO!), the mold wall at work (yeah-it is nasty imagine a 3 ft tall swath of mold that goes fro 10 feet or so-I guess I need to keep a mirror handy) or one of my many medicines suddenly rebelling? I have no idea-I can't find the connection.
I think this means a trip to an allergist-once I find one. 5 medicines for asthma and allergies are apparently not enough.