Tag Archive | allergic reaction

Multiple Allergies


Do you suffer with bloating, or have been told you have IBS. My doctor said that I had IBS, but this covers a multitude of sins and I didn’t even take a test that confirmed I was suffering with acute dairy/soya allergies, which can be horrific, if close family are not made aware of the allergies.

I now find that lactose causes an allergic reaction, which caused me to faint, get very hot and not feeling at all well. An absolute must is to check food labels thoroughly as you never know where they maybe hidden.

Also be aware of rapeseed and palm oil, as these can also cause a reaction and are also not that good for you.

It may mean going back to basics, please find my blog on this as it will give some idea of what I have to go through on a daily basis.

With multiple allergies, there is a common denominator, which seems to be the protein, I say this as I can’t have mushrooms either and have to steer clear of anything that is mushroom based.

I cook from scratch on a daily basis, so that I know what goes into each dish, or as with my baking or ice cream, I use goats milk which some of you may turn your noses up at. But for me I have no reaction and it is something that my body is now use to and I’m actually beginning to gain weight again, after losing so much and enjoying making my own biscuits and breads.

Also be warned that companies do like to change there recipes and reactions may also be caused without knowing why.

I’d use Farmers Markets, more than the supermarkets, because the fruit and veg is fresh and seasonal. As for the goat’s milk products they are so ridiculously expensive, as is the Pure sunflower spread that I have to use.

Having multiple allergies and having a restrictive diet is annoying especially when you have to question what is in every dish. I very rarely have a pudding as most of them have dairy products in and I really wouldn’t like to be ill when I’m out.

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I thought this was safe to eat, but look what happened


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Have you ever tried the above soft Nougat, without looking at the ingredients and thinking it was safe to have because another one of their products was and you had no reaction at all.

I tried a single piece last evening and it resulted in the above reaction, it was rather quite nasty, but I now know that I must drink plenty of fluid so that the reaction will dissipate.  However, this morning I found to my horror that my hand where the reaction was most noticeable was now numb, this soon disappeared.

Why it is manufacturers now have labelling in place for those with allergies, but the ingredients lists are so small sometimes you forget to look, thinking they will be all right.

Food labelling is another topic entirely and I hope to write about it in the next couple of weeks and when time allows.

Allergic Reactions


It’s a thoroughly miserable Friday afternoon here and it’s a case of is it time to bake or leave it for the weekend when I’m feeling better after such a severe allergic reaction that I had last night.

This wasn’t actually due to any allergies that I have, moreover when I used some washing liquid from Tescos I didn’t think that I would react. Having read the packaging this morning it does actually say that it may cause a reaction.

The reactions I have can be quite severe, especially if any products contain dairy or soya. It also now seems that certain chemicals in products such as washing liquid, hand wash or sun cream can also cause a reaction.

I never would have thought that a product that is used on a regular basis wouldn’t cause such discomfort and pain. In previous years I have never known such products to cause reactions or pain.