This is my long awaited post which took me so long to share about my lifelong allergies. My case is very weird and strange as it could change and shift its attack along the way. My wife has more allergies than me which could even trigger her asthma attacks and swollen throat airways which made her breathing difficult.
I first discovered that I had strong allergy towards beer when I was around 19 years old. I would get severe rashes a few hours after drinking beer which would make me scratch my whole body like a monkey. Later I found that I had no problems with alcoholic drinks like wine or brandy. One day around 23 years old, I started training for marathon runs and went jogging often. One night I attended a function and drank beer again knowing that I would get rashes attack later. I was ready with a bottle of 'minyak angin' lotion to apply my whole body after the beer sessions. I waited whole night until I fell asleep without any rashes attack. From that day onwards I no longer have alcohol allergies till today. Later on I developed partial rashes on both my legs below the knees. I had no idea which food triggered my rashes but I paid no attention as they were quite mild.
Fast forward to my life today, I have suddenly developed new allergy to more food. I was told that one could develop new allergies as they get older for no apparent reasons. The doctors could only give you tablets to bring reliefs or prevention of rash attacks which does not always work. The best solution is to avoid eating the food that appears toxic to my body's weakening system.
The list of my food allergies are longer but I would just share some below:
I just found out that I am allergic to just black mushrooms last year. I had itchy hands around my elbow after dinner at a relative's place and I managed to detect that only black mushroom is the culprit. I am safe with other types of mushroom. You can read about mushroom allergy HERE
I also have severe rashes when I ate almonds recently. Even the almond oils or flakes could trigger the attacks. You can read about almond allergy HERE
This is the saddest allergy as I am fond of spinach and had no idea that it is also a culprit towards my body. I had mild rashes over the years but I did not detect it was spinach then. You can read about spinach allergy HERE
I have been taking honey all my life and never had problem until I went to Bangkok last year. I visited a floating market and saw very cheap honey bottles sold at the stalls. They claimed to be pure, organic and fresh from their own bees farm. I bought 2 bottles and brought home. I had one of the worst rashes attack that made me scratch my hands until it was bleeding because I felt like hundreds of bees stung my hands for eating their honey!!! So scary and I gave away all that cheap honey plus the costly manuka honey after the frightening ordeal. Recently I accidentally took drinks with honey inside and had no problems. Now I suspect that those cheap bottles from the farm was not properly harvested or I am just suitable to eat expensive manuka honey. Hahaha.... You read about the honey allergy HERE
I also had a terrible rashes attack when I drank the Lobster Bisque at Delifrance a few years ago. I found it strange that I have no problems eating very large shrimps or crabs but just lobsters which are from the same shellfish family. You can read about shellfish allergy from HERE
This is the picture of my recent attack before I went to South Korea. It was considered mild as the rashes could be 10 times more horrible than this one. My wife has invested in buying a costly Deer Placenta for me to eat as it would hopefully repair the whole body's aging system especially the liver which causes weakened immunity. That supplement costs her RM10,800! Faints!
Food allergy symptoms are most common in babies and children, but they can appear at any age. You can even develop an allergy to foods you have eaten for years with no problems. Do you suspect you’re suffering from a food allergy?