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Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by PurpleCat on June 19, 2018, 06:15:21 PM »
The place my sister and I went for a pedicure yesterday asks if you have any nut allergies before they use their finishing spray (some sort of almond oil spray).

Our nail salon uses this unless DD is in the room.  Then they don't allow anyone to spray it unless they go outside.
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by GoingNuts on June 19, 2018, 08:39:58 AM »
I'm with you, SL.  Much easier on everyone.
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by hezzier on June 19, 2018, 05:43:26 AM »
The place my sister and I went for a pedicure yesterday asks if you have any nut allergies before they use their finishing spray (some sort of almond oil spray).
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Living with Food Allergies, 2013 and on
« Last post by SilverLining on June 18, 2018, 10:29:20 PM »
I donít need the contact info.

Was speaking to the bride today. She said she was talking to the caterer on the weekend, asked a few questions and said she didnít think it was safe for me.

The buns they buy do not have sesame seeds. And the bride knows that means nothing.  The bride actually buys buns from the same bakery and knows they do have products with sesame seeds. However, it is completely fine for me to bring my own food.

Iím fine with this. I do not want someone attempting to be sesame free. They think they get it....but they donít. Rather than feeling upset or let down.....I felt relief.
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Family Of Food Allergic Child Sues Panera
« Last post by Macabre on June 17, 2018, 06:58:20 AM »
Wow.
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Recipes & Cooking / Re: Rosemary Olive Oil Bread
« Last post by GoingNuts on June 15, 2018, 04:32:32 PM »
You can skip it.  Iíve had awesome rosemary olive oil bread with no nuts, seeds, etc. 
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Recipes & Cooking / Rosemary Olive Oil Bread
« Last post by hezzier on June 15, 2018, 04:30:06 PM »
I probably haven't made this recipe in about a decade since it has nuts.  I used to make it all the time...served it with salads or soups. 

I guess the question is do I bother substituting something for the nuts like sunflower seeds or just skip it?


Rosemary Olive Oil Bread
2 1/2 c flour
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c walnuts
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp dried rosemary (I tried to find the already crushed kind, but if couldn't then chopped it up some)
1/4 tsp salt
Grated zest of one lemon
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 c sweet white wine or apple juice
1/2 c extra virgin olive oil

Heat oven to 350.  Lightly coat loaf pan with vegetable spray.  Mix together flour, sugar, walnuts, baking powder, rosemary, salt and lemon zest.  Blend eggs, wine and olive oil.  Stir into dry ingredients.  Pour into pan and smooth the surface.  Bake 55 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

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Reactions & Stories / Re: Were these reactions or not?
« Last post by rebekahc on June 15, 2018, 03:04:28 PM »
You're definitely not insane!!  It sounds like you're just super reactive right now - probably from whatever triggered the initial reaction and now your body is having trouble getting back to normal.  That has happened to me before, but usually my doctor will give me steroids to help.  Since you don't have those, it may take a bit longer and you may need to be super vigilant about triggers (both food and environmental) for a little longer.  I hope you're back to normal soon!
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Reactions & Stories / Re: Were these reactions or not?
« Last post by Ciel on June 15, 2018, 02:55:09 PM »
I did seem to have a reaction this morning that was pretty obvious cause and effect... strong perfume in my face when I was already pretty tight and cigarette smoke in the general vicinity. I panicked for a minute because I felt like I was completely obstructed, but calming down, getting off the bus and ventolin helped pretty quickly. And then another lovely lady who bathed in perfume this morning sat down next to me in the waiting room.  ~)

My doctor does think these were reactions. So far I have only been sick 3 times today. I ate once, this morning, but I am also managing to get a good amount of water in. Yay?

Iím going to skip the Imodium but I will try the benedryl before bed tonight.

It does seem reaction-y all things considered. Another unusual thing that happened while I was out that my sinus suddenly got very stuffy with the perfume, which is not unusual, but it was worse than usual. And when I went outside it got so much worse, it didnít feel like I was moving any air through there at all. They have cleared almost completely since Iíve been back inside and away from perfume, etc.. It was weird, Iím generally not very bothered by springtime pollen, but maybe compounded with everything else it got to me this time. I donít think it even very bad right now, most trees have leaves now and there wasnít any visible residue or anything. I have never experienced anything like this before. Iím so glad you guys are here to tell me Iím not completely insane!

...right?
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