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Main Discussion Board / Survey to Help College Student
« Last post by GoingNuts on Yesterday at 04:59:58 PM »
Allergy Research & News / Making Benadryl less accessible
« Last post by spacecanada on Yesterday at 10:03:27 AM »

Due to side effects, overuse, and newer options, Benadryl may become more difficult to get in Canada.  Add me to the group who supports this decision, especially when it comes to food allergies.  Most other antihistamines don't actually work for my seasonal allergies and yet I still support it.  I hear way too many stories of Benadryl doping (to purposefully make their child sleepy), using Benadryl for food reactions, and more.  Better options are out there.  It's a good discussion starter for getting people to actually review their action plans and reenforce that Epinephrine is the first medication to be used in an allergic emergency.
Creative Food Processing Recalls Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Class II Recall
Health Risk: Low
Nov 13, 2019

Congressional and Public Affairs
Buck McKay
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2019 – Creative Food Processing, a Santa Clara, Calif. establishment is recalling approximately 1,941 pounds of raw chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The raw chicken skewer items were produced from April 16, 2019 to Nov. 6, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:
1-lb. sealed trays containing “GREEN MEADOWS PREMIUM MEAT CUTS Savory Chicken Boti Kebab” with use or freeze by dates from May 1, 2019 to Nov. 20, 2019 represented on the label.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-6052” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail grocery stores in California.
The problem was discovered during routine FSIS inspection.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Ananya Dasgupta, Director of Operations, CalPerf Inc., at calperf.info@gmail.com.
Recipes & Cooking / Re: What's for Dinner?
« Last post by hezzier on November 13, 2019, 09:47:46 AM »
I think my kids will be having grilled cheese and tomato soup as well for dinner.  I don't care what I eat, but I need to keep it healthy.  Will have to wait and see what appeals to DH.
Recipes & Cooking / Re: What's for Dinner?
« Last post by Janelle205 on November 12, 2019, 11:33:31 PM »
Tonight, grilled cheese and tomato soup.  Going to have to start cutting DH off when he gets to be a little less on edge - he had 4 sandwiches and two bowls of soup.  DS really liked the soup, which is good, because I have just enough leftover for a DS sized serving.

Tomorrow, spinach & cheese calzones.

Tomorrow for me (I eat dinner super late) and Thursday's dinner - shredded beef pot roast.  Likely on a sandwich for me but with mashed potatoes, gravy and some veggie for everyone else.  My recipe slow cooks forever in an older crock pot (which cooks at a safe, but lower temp) and I just started it.
Main Discussion Board / Re: Rash around mouth
« Last post by GoingNuts on November 11, 2019, 04:44:16 PM »
I had idiopathic urticaria for years; it finally seems to have gone away. :crossed:

In my case it wasn't totally idiopathic; I had a nasty fall down my basement stairs and the hives started out at the injury site (I had a hematoma the size of Cleveland!), and then branched out.  They theory was that my immune system had "turned on" in response to the damage from the injury, and then couldn't turn back off again.  I needed to take Claritin 365 days/year for about 13 years.  I can now skip several days at a time without a problem (assuming my seasonal allergies are under control, which they aren't right now  ~)).

My son had a similar issue when he was 4; he got some weird virus and got viral hives.  They continued on and off for years, and at one point he developed cold urticaria as well.  Both eventually went away, but it was a long haul.  Good luck figuring it out!
Main Discussion Board / Re: Rash around mouth
« Last post by rebekahc on November 11, 2019, 03:42:21 PM »
My sister gets huge stress hives. It was especially bad around exam time when she was in college. No trigger other than stress as far as they were ever able to determine.
Main Discussion Board / Re: Rash around mouth
« Last post by Madison on November 11, 2019, 03:26:04 PM »
Thank you all so much for the replies, very helpful!!

The rash has gone down now--literally nothing has touch my lips and the surrounding skin except vaseline the past 4 days (besides food). I'm pretty sure I was reacting to something in my CeraVe lotion, some foods, or a combination of both. I think my skin and body just needed a rest!!

So far I am doing an elimination diet and have cut out:

- gluten (I was doing this before, but am now stricter)
- dairy (I was doing this before, but am now stricter)
- soy (and all of the names it hides behind!)
- eggs
- alcohol
- all processed sugar
- nightshade vegetables
- all fruit, except bananas

My basic diet looks like this:

- coffee with basic "creamer" (Nut Pods brand, unsweetened <-- seriously, who named this product?!)
- Simple Mills Sea Salt Almond Crackers
- Plant Snack cassava root crackers
- Rice cakes
- Almond butter
- Bananas
- Carrots
- Vegan Ranch (Primal Kitchen brand)
- White rice
- 100% grass-fed beef
- Wild-caught salmon
- Garlic and salt for seasonings

Super simple and not maintainable for the long-term...but honestly it's not too bad and I don't miss sugar as much as I thought I would. I'll do this for a couple weeks and slowly start adding things in, one at a time over the span of a few weeks. It feels really good to be eating mainly whole foods.

I was reading up on it, and I was wondering if maybe I have a sensitivity to salicylates--looks like I have most of the symptoms...so I've cut out foods high in that as well. That's new term for me, so I don't know how much weight it would actually hold. And if "salicylate overload" is an actual real thing, lol.

I'll try to remember to keep updating in hopes that it would help someone else who has something similar, because God knows I've had a tough time figuring out what this is!!

Note: The only thing that makes my lips flare up now is crying/emotional upset...I had a tough weekend  ~). A few months back I was diagnosed (gosh, sounds so serious) with autoimmune idiopathic urticaria and angioedema, which basically means I have chronic hives and swelling that they are unsure of the cause. I guess it's possible to be "allergic" to crying, overheating/sweating, and sun exposure. how insane is that?! Does anyone else have this issue? It is a different kind of swelling than I experienced this last month...but man. Crazy stuff.
Main Discussion Board / Re: Epinephrine Nasal Spray in Phase 1 of Trial
« Last post by spacecanada on November 10, 2019, 05:06:21 PM »
My question has been answered... well, sort of.


Apparently congestion makes the nasal epinephrine more effective?  Someone please explain this to me better than the article above.  What about a gushing runny nose?  or sneezing? 

I'm not sure I would rely on it as a first measure, as I think IM may still be needed in some cases.  Still, more options are a good thing.  Great, even, if they work in a practical setting.
Adults with Food Allergies / Re: Anyone experience back pain from Allergic reaction?
« Last post by Niki on November 08, 2019, 05:51:38 AM »
I found an article saying that food allergies can trigger kidney pain due to glomerulonephritis.

I cannot post the article, but go to REMOVED and there is an article about it.

This is a spam message masquerading as a legit message.  If anyone is interested in glomerulonephritis, here is an article about it from a reliable source.  It can be related to autoimmune diseases, but no mention of food allergies.

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