I can totally understand your boyfriends fears. It is VERY frightening to have bad allergies. I have many bad allergies. I just had an episode myself. I took some imodium AD for diarrhea because I had the flu. Within 30 mins I broke out in red hives and blisters like a burn victim all over my body. I had to rush to the doctor and get a steriod shot and take benadryl. It was bad enough that I got another steroid shot the next day. I was lucky that my throat did not swell. It is very frightening. I am sure your boyfriend has been tramautized. I am afraid to eat too. I am afraid to put anything into my mouth for fear I will have a reaction. I think it is good advice for you both to see the allergist together and see how to resolve this. Good luck to you both!