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Old 12-16-2004, 06:41 PM   #1
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The Allergy Thread

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Im actually allergic to potatoes. Dunno if its because Im descended from an Irish potato famine orphan. Well, Lamark has been disproved but you know what I mean?
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Are you allergic to just potatoes or other members of the family (like cherries, bell peppers, paprika, tobacco, tomatoes...)? I know patatin is a known allergen (multiple forms), but usually the more cooked a potato is, people have lesser reactions.

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Thats interesting.

Cherries dont like me. Im not really allergic as such to them but they dont like me.

Paprika doesnt like me. My father is seriously allergic to paprika though.

Tomatos dont like me.

Never tried to tobacco.

I dont know what a bell pepper is. Is that a capsicum? I can eat capsicums okay.

This is interesting.

PS Eggs dont like me either, not that thats relevant.
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I just googled it. Apparently eggplants are the same family too. I used to be vegetarian and tried and tried to eat eggplant steaks but they hate me

So you are saying if I cook these things really well they will be more agreeable?
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Old 12-16-2004, 06:57 PM   #3
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What's your allergic reaction? Rashes? Violent illness?

I'm allergic to cheese preservatives (such as those in Cheezles or cheese-flavoured potato chips) which give me hives and I tend to just stay away entirely. Better safe than sorry, that's my motto.
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Old 12-16-2004, 07:00 PM   #4
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Yes, if you cook it, your allergy will be lessened (or often, absent). This is because you are allergic to specific proteins in those foods whose structure is disrupted during the heating process so that your body no longer necessarily recognizes them as allergenic.

If you have anaphylaxis, you should never experiment with any known allergens that cause it.
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I think I am allergic to watermelon, of all things. It makes my throat swell up
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I think I am allergic to watermelon, of all things. It makes my throat swell up
That's really dangerous.
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mild lactose intolerance here.

oh, and oil of olay. ( )
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What's your allergic reaction? Rashes? Violent illness?

Me, rashes, nausea, and "tummy problems"

So no, not a full on Take Me To Hospital allergy. More of an intolerance.

Cheese preservatives would be difficult to avoid. No CCs for you.
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I have no food allergies. I don't think I could handle it if I did because I'm allergic to everything else in the world I take tons of pills and get shots.
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Allergies are a phenomenon of the first world, interestingly enough.
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I'm allergic to bananas. Feels like my throat constricts and the inside of my mouth gets sore...I cant really explain it.
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Allergies are a phenomenon of the first world, interestingly enough.
Even bee sting allergies?
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Allergies as a whole are a phenomenon of the first world. It doesn't mean they do not exist in the third world, but it means they are almost exclusively found in the affluent regions. The reason for this is that allergies drive one type of Th response and parasites drive the other.
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Sorry? Can you say that again, please? Pretend that Im thick.
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i'm deathly allergic to tobacco. if i were to ever smoke a cigarette my throat would close up completely. whenever i'm around people smoking or dried tobacco it closes a little, and it is difficult for me to breathe, but i manage. but seriously if i ever puffed a cig i'd probably die right then and there. not that i mind, its yet another good reason not to smoke.
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