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Old 01-06-2005, 08:37 PM   #1
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Does anyone recognize this type of reaction?

I have developed what appears to be many food sensitivities but don't always react to the offending food. For example, sometimes I can drink coffee with no reaction and other times, my knuckles turn very red and get warm with joint pain. My palms also get red and sometimes the bridge of my nose does to. I get a headache and sometimes a rash on my face. This happens with all sorts of foods and drinks.
I see a Rhrumatologist in March. My GP thinks that I am reacting to different foods because I have an immunological process happening. I am starting to wonder if I simply have food allergies. Does this type of reaction sound familiar to anyone?
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Old 01-10-2005, 06:50 PM   #2
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Re: Does anyone recognize this type of reaction?

I really have no clue....but..... do your palms swell and itch? If so, it could be angiodema...which is associated with hives. ??? Don't know about the joint pain thingy sounds unrelated to skin allergies......?????

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Old 01-11-2005, 09:03 AM   #3
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Re: Does anyone recognize this type of reaction?

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I have developed what appears to be many food sensitivities but don't always react to the offending food. For example, sometimes I can drink coffee with no reaction and other times, my knuckles turn very red and get warm with joint pain. My palms also get red and sometimes the bridge of my nose does to. I get a headache and sometimes a rash on my face. This happens with all sorts of foods and drinks.
I see a Rhrumatologist in March. My GP thinks that I am reacting to different foods because I have an immunological process happening. I am starting to wonder if I simply have food allergies. Does this type of reaction sound familiar to anyone?
Thanks,
Devony
This is very similar to what I get when my chronic hives/swelling (aka urticaria/angioedema) are suppressed by regular antihistamines, which is my current state. I call it "flushing" - a feeling of heat, some redness, a bit of swelling, although mine is not painful. I get it on my hands and face, and particularly my nose. Weird, I thought I was the only one with this twist on the hives. After many months of observation, it seems to happen after I eat or drink something hot. But I have not been able to connect it to any food though believe me, I have tried. Are you getting these symptoms mainly with hot foods/drinks?

(The flushing isn't the only thing I get in the suppressed state - I also get random itch all over my body. It's kind of like hives just simmering below the surface.)

 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:39 AM   #4
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Re: Does anyone recognize this type of reaction?

Thank you for your replies.
Yes, the palms of my hands do get red, no itching usually just heat.
I don't get hives, never have except once due to a reaction to a medication I was on. Yes, the reaction can happen after something hot whether it be herbal tea or a cup of coffee. It seems to happen randomly and not to the same foods/drinks all the time. One day something is okay and the next it is not! It's hard to get a handle on it.

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Old 01-12-2005, 02:52 PM   #5
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Re: Does anyone recognize this type of reaction?

I have a friend that has angiodema and NOT hives. So, I guess it goes both ways. Usually when you read about angiodema, it says it's associated with hives.

 
Old 01-12-2005, 05:36 PM   #6
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I don't know what it is, but I find this very interesting as I get this same finger reaction after drinking more than one glass of wine. I feel swelling artheritic feeling in my joints of my fingers and toes, along with red palms and stiffness. Strange.
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Old 01-12-2005, 08:48 PM   #7
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Re: Does anyone recognize this type of reaction?

do the things that you react to cause your body temp to go up. Heat causes me to have allergic reactions.

 
Old 01-13-2005, 12:44 PM   #8
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Re: Does anyone recognize this type of reaction?

I believe it is usually the sulphites in wine that cause allergic reactions.
They do have sulphite (sp?) free wine. For those of you who are wine enthusiasts.

 
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