By Anonymous - 16/11/2013 21:40 - United States - Blain
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#108 - Unfortunately, with nut allergies, that's generally not the case. Though, this makes my wonder what kind of nuts OP is allergic too since my allergy keeps escalating. I too am own allergic to nuts, save for peanuts since they're actually a bean, but I still can't have them since they're manufactured on equipment with other nuts; Almonds, cashchews, hazlenuts, etc. Cross contamination is a bitch. And I recently found out I'm allergic to shae nuts. I too am okay, but if OP's mom has to go refill his EpiPen every couple of years, he hasn't "grown out" of it.
Also, #27, technically an allergy is an inaccurate immune response, usually involving IgE instead of the typical IgG. This causes a response involving Mast Cells, Eosinophils and other "heavy hitters" of the immune response, typically those involved in parasitic worm attack/annihilation.
@84: I feel like that's true when your immune system gets used to the agitator because you're being exposed to it (I grew out of my asthma as well). But it's difficult for OP to expose himself to nuts because he could die, so his system never has a chance to build up immunity towards nuts.
You can actually "grow into" allergies too, even if you're exposed frequently or constantly. After years of eating peanut butter almost daily I developed an allergy to them when I was 17, naturally my mother didn't believe me either and still tries to slip me peanuts whenever I visit her. Her logic is that "no one had allergies in the '50s" so it must be "in my head".
just wear a cardboard necklace stating your allergies. problem solved.
she could have atleast warned you first even if she thought you were "over" your allergy just incase
I'm glad you're okay, Op! My throat swells like a balloon when I eat nuts! D: