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To start - I have Celiac's Disease and tested intolerances to corn, soy, shellfish and walnuts.  Oh and peanuts.  I've never had an immediate allergic reaction...it's just always been more long term autoimmune reactions.  So I'm pretty  much alwyas careful but at times am not as careful as I should be, especially when I go out to eat so there are times when I do ingest these things.  Most of the time I don’t even know it when I eat something I’m allergic/intolerant to but I can tell when I’m not being careful for long periods of time because I get sick a lot, get cystic acne…stuff like that.

 

That being said…I’m now 11 weeks pregnant and for the past month have been having an allergic reaction visible on my lips and skin.  It started with extreme swelling and burning of my lips and then broke out in what I called hives but looked more like acne than anything else but it was everywhere and not the normal cystic type…more like razor burn type whiteheads.  So I thought maybe it was toothpaste so I cut that out and it didn’t do anything.  Cut out a facewash that I found had wheat protein in it and that didn’t help.  Now I’m looking at possibly having developed an egg allergy.  I eat eggs after I work out every weekday morning.  Never on the weekends…the reaction always gets better on the weekends so it kind of makes sense…?

 

Anyway – does this sound familiar to anyone?  The crazy swelled burning lips for days and weeks at a time and the itchy rash/acne type rash??  Just wondering if there is a food that commonly makes people react that way.  I’ve never dealt with these types of reactions…mine have always been long term sickness type stuff.  It’s very painful and annoying… HELP!!!

 

Thanks in advance :)

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Thrush?  IDK.  Be super careful about food labels and hidden ingredients.  The acne reaction surprises me, because I didn't know acne could be the result of food allergy.  I'm in my 30s and I STILL battle acne.  That's something I'm going to have to look into...


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Allergic symptoms can increase temporarily or sometimes even permanently during pregnancy.  

 

I would look to what you already know and start being diligent about what you are eating-- no more eating what you aren't sure about, for while anyway.  Keep a detailed food diary-- what and when-- along with a diary of any symptoms coming and going.

 

Agree, the eggs sound suspicious.  When you are ready to do a challenge, eliminate for a period of time and then make sure to add it back in without making any changes to your diet, and in as pure a form as possible (for eggs that would be hard boiled).  You could even start by consuming the yolk first then trying out the egg white a few days later.  


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Yolk and white can not truly be tested individually. Not even sure why Dr's test like that.  The degree of cooked can also be an issue. Baked vs. scrabbled vs. hard boiled are all different molecularly and some may cause an issue while others don't.  Baked being the most broken down, then had boiled then things like scrabbled.

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Yolk and white can not truly be tested individually. 

Interesting.  Why is that?  It seems so logical (on first thought anyhow) that they should be able to.  Is it because the proteins are the same, and yolk simply has less of it?


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Interesting.  Why is that?  It seems so logical (on first thought anyhow) that they should be able to.  Is it because the proteins are the same, and yolk simply has less of it?

Perhaps I misspoke- You can not truly get 100% yolk.  You will "drag" white through and into the yolk if you tried to extract it. You *may* be able to get white only but never yolk. 

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Perhaps I misspoke- You can not truly get 100% yolk.  

Aha-- got it.


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