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Old 11-29-2010, 06:21 PM   #1
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Food Allergy

I was eating a pasta salad on Saturday and I got an Allergic reaction. I broke out in an itchy rash on my arm and spread to my neck and chest. I then had heart palpitations. I took Benadryl and then everything stopped. On Sunday, I tried it again thinking I may have gotten the rash from somewhere else, and I still broke out in an itchy rash that spread after eating the pasta salad. I took the Benadryl again and it stopped. But Sunday night, I noticed my neck swelled a little and it is still a little swollen today (Monday). I am also noticing that whenever I drink or eat anything, it is a little hard to swallow. Should I take the Benadryl again? Can a food allergy last this long and cause swelling of my neck and cause more itching in the morning on Monday? Cause I stopped taking Benadryl Sunday after I stopped itching. Do you think getting an Allergic reaction again the second time increased the symptoms?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: Food Allergy

Yes, it can take days for the reaction to completely go away. More Benadryl will probably help, but if it's not gone in the morning, I'd call a doctor.

More importantly, do you have any idea what ingredient in the salad caused the reaction?

 
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:58 PM   #3
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Re: Food Allergy

Thank you for replying. My neck did swell a little like I said in my first post, but could that also be from the Allergic reaction I had? So, Allergic reactions can last a few days? I have the ingredients listed from the pasta salad. I have no idea which ingredients I am allergic to. But on Sat and Sun after I ate the pasta salad I did break out an a very itch rash both days and it spread and on Sun night I noticed my neck is a little swollen and still is. It is hard sometimes to swallow food and liquids. The Benadryl did help both days and I will start taking it again.

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Re: Food Allergy

Yup, your neck can swell from an allergic reaction.

 
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Re: Food Allergy

You might want to go thru the list of ingredients and see which ones you've never had before. They'd be the first place to start to start eliminating.

 
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Re: Food Allergy

Thank you for replying. My neck is still swollen from my food allergy over a week ago. My glands are also swollen and I itch still at times. I do take Benadryl, but not every four hours like it says cause it makes me so tired. Is it possible that food allergies can last a while if not treated with the proper medication? Should I call my dr?

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Re: Food Allergy

Over a week, yes, call the doctor. There are other things that can be done to reduce the swelling.

 
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