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Recipes & Cooking / Re: Instant Pot!
« Last post by SilverLining on Yesterday at 02:53:33 PM »
Making a stew tonight. Anyone know if canned mushrooms can be added? Would it matter whether they were whole or sliced?
Fish/Shellfish Allergy / Re: are these crustaceans safe to eat with a shrimp allergy?
« Last post by Teri1 on Yesterday at 12:47:03 AM »
rebekahc  yes those are from the skin test, I never got the test papers back from the blood food allergy test, but the doctor did tell me that for that test, shrimp and only shrimp,did come up and told me that I did not need an epipen for it but to just avoid eating it and I should be fine. so Im assuming it may not have been serious? I dunno doctors here in California are weird.

I want to get the blood test redone anyway. and will post that here when I do.

I go back for another immunotherapy shot next month so Ill ask to get the blood test redone.
Recipes & Cooking / Re: Instant Pot!
« Last post by becca on April 18, 2018, 11:30:29 PM »
Lol!  How about that!  It really does do everything.
Thanks, Mac, I was just going by the test links posted. It's been a while since I've seen our blood test results. I know it was RAST and then CapRAST. I didn't remember they had dropped the RAST from the name on the lab reports.

Teri, do you have your blood test results you can also post?  I agree that you should have an EpiPen for a shrimp allergy. I hope you can get one from your allergist as well as instructions on when to use it and how to best avoid a reaction.
RC, I think Teri1 said she had both a blood and a skin prick test. Iím guessing the blood test results are separate. I know none of the testing that weíve had in 19 years has actually said ďRAST.Ē  Itís said ImmunoCAP.

If you are allergic to shrimp, you do need an EpiPen. 
Ok, those results are from a skin prick test - not a blood test. I don't see where they tested you for shrimp, specifically, though? 

The first page you posted shows that they tested you for some typical environmental allergens. Most of your results were smaller than the histamine control except for the dust mite ones which were the same size, so it's most likely your 'worst' allergy, but your wheal size was still pretty small. The numbers represent the size of the wheal (the hive like bump) and the flare (redness around the wheal) in millimeters. 

The sheet they gave you about oral allergy syndrome is because sometimes when we're allergic to one thing (like a pollen or a dust mite), our bodies will mistake a similarly shaped pollen or a similar protein in something we eat and cause oral symptoms - especially during that pollen season when our bodies are already on high alert. So, for example, I'm allergic to ragweed. If I eat melons my mouth itches and my lips swell up. If you test me, I'm not allergic to melons, but my body mistakes the melon for ragweed pollen. There's a chance your dust allergy could make you have some oral symptoms when you eat shrimp even if you're not allergic to shrimp, but it's not real likely. There are a lot of people with dust allergies who tolerate shrimp just fine.  It may just be something to be aware of, but not worry too much about unless you want to avoid shellfish if you're having a lot of allergy symptoms around that time.  Of course that's assuming you don't have a shrimp allergy (basing that just on the skin test results you posted).

The last page you posted was the food allergy skin testing and the only thing measured was the histamine control. You did not test allergic to any foods. And they definitely did not test you for separate types of shellfish on that test - just a general shellfish mix.

Edited for added clarity.
Fish/Shellfish Allergy / Re: are these crustaceans safe to eat with a shrimp allergy?
« Last post by Teri1 on April 18, 2018, 05:59:12 PM »
yes this was a board certified MD. I was given claritin prescription for my dustmite allergies and immunotherapy to treat it, and told to avoid eating shrimp to prevent reactions. epipen was not needed. 2 years doing the immunotherapy for the dustmite allergy Im barely sneezing at all anymore. so I know thats working. anyway heres the test results.



Recipes & Cooking / Re: Instant Pot!
« Last post by PurpleCat on April 18, 2018, 05:15:33 PM »
Hey all, I have not read this thread, I do not have an instant pot.  I am jealous of those that do.  They don't make one big enough to feed my teen boys. 

However, someone at work today told me there is a guy who has found a way to use his to turn Welches grape juice into good tasting wine!!!!
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Donít Go Nuts Granola bars
« Last post by PurpleCat on April 18, 2018, 05:13:49 PM »
Wegman's carries them!  When DD was younger she hated them, now she likes them.  She told me when she was little she wanted a candy bar and that is not what they tasted like so that is why she told me she did not like them.  Now they are in her dorm room and her softball bag.
You should be able to log in and post a link to your results or you can post as a guest, but insert a space before the .com (or whichever type link it is) or write out dot com or something.  I'm really curious about the type of testing you received.  Was this from a board certified allergist/MD?  Did your doctor offer any treatment for your allergies or advice on how to avoid reactions?  Did you receive a prescription for an EpiPen or other type emergency epinephrine injector?
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