And it could take far less than one peanut.
I'll repeat that adult onset allergies are just as dangerous and ones acquired as a child. Your mast cells don't get to use the %2
Nice to meet you too, Macabre....
weirdly, death doesn't upset me as much as it does others. I was almost there in 2011. Long story short, appendix was minutes from bursting when they finally figured out what was wrong. Because I have Diverticulosis.... or Diverticulitis... one of these days I do need to remember which leads to which... they couldn't determine if it was that or appendicitis. It all came down to the difference between two x-rays.
In any case... discussed your information with my wife and we'll take it all to heart and see an allergist.
And I am living proof.
Also, my allergic reactions were just an inconvenience for years....until one day they almost killed me. So, not only can adult on-set become life threatening, but you can rely one "but my reactions have always been _____" and assume that's what they will always remain.
ninjaroll, I have found your posts in this threat quite interesting.
And I want to throw one idea out. How long ago since there has been a peanut/butter recall? Is it possible recalled pb could still be on the shelf over there? (Are stores obligated to remove it....is the information as easily accessible to them, etc.)
And if it's only peanutbutter, and not actual peanut or other products made with peanut, then it is not a peanut allergy. It may be an allergy to a different ingredient.
Nice to meet you as well.
(A) it's been this way for about 3 years now and I have just "lived with it." I don't eat Peanut butter often (or peanuts).... when I first came to Taiwan 6 years ago they were a daily staple.... and I mean daily. I loved having a PBJ for lunch: quick, simple and cheap meal that helped us save money. Now, because of the reactions, I have only 1 or 2 PBJ's a year. And I've stopped eating RAW peanuts nearly entirely. .... leads us to ....
(B) It's nearly impossible to avoid Peanuts entirely in Taiwan. They show up everywhere, in nearly every dish. Bite into an egg breakfast sandwich and you'll find they've added a layer of peanut butter. I've seen peanuts cooked in fried rice. In soup. In sandwiches. In Ice Cream (that was a flavor I never want to taste again... ewwww) and everything in between. My Father-in-law keeps them in a jar at the dinner table for a snack DURING the meal. Taiwanese seem to love the peanut.
(C) If there was a recall of Peanut Butter, I would hope that Costco as a company would have the sense to consider what they have exported out to their foreign divisions. The Peanut Butter that seems to affect me worst / fastest seems to be what we buy there. The Kirkland brand peanuts likewise were giving me problems, so I stopped buying them 3 years ago.
(D) If one is allergic to peanuts, does it naturally flow out to other nuts? I can eat cashews or almonds without issue. It's just peanuts that consistantly destroys my digestive system.
To one and all who've replied. Thanks for your thoughts. I have read them, but don't have the time to do individualistic replies. It seemed that this one covering Macabre & Silverlining would pretty much tackle the whole.
I'll be around for a bit.... my curiousity is piqued and I do intend to find out what's going on. I just have a natural aversion to doctors that is going to have to be overcome for me to move to the next phase of this "Investigation." Keep pushing me... it'll get done.