DH had an ANA reaction last night!!!!
DH has many environmental allergies, but has never been diagnosed with food allergies. He tested positive to melon and parsley on his skin prick test and, after doing some research, it looks like he has oral allergy syndrome. We are not quite sure what caused the ana reaction last night and again this afternoon, though.
Last night, we had McDonald's for dinner and DH had a fish sandwich; the night before we also had fish and had fish sticks on Sunday night, so I'm thinking it might be a fish allergy. All fish had pollock as a common ingredient. Last night, he started developing hives on his body, then on his neck and then had a burning sensation on his tongue and began coughing. He said he didn't feel like his throat was closing and he wasn't having difficulty breathing. He took benadryl and we pulled out his Epi-Pen, which he was prescribed for bee stings. He did not use the epi, but the nurse at the allergist's office said he should have when he called this morning because of the burning sensation in his mouth. If it would have been DS, I would have used the epi for sure, but DH said he didn't feel like he was in distress.
This afternoon at work, DH had a luncheon where fish was served along with chicken and he said parsley was on everything. He avoided the fish, but we all know it could have been cross contaminated with the fish. He had redness on his neck and went to the allergist's office and saw the nurse. The redness on his neck got worse and then it progressed to neck swelling. They gave him benadryl and a shot of epinephrine. He has an appt. with the actual allergist on Jan. 4 now for further testing.
We are hoping that it's not fish, but it sure is pointing to that.
My DH has other serious medical problems (narcolepsy and Crohn's disease) and I feel bad that he now has to deal with this! The reaction last night was very worrisome! I hope he can find out what caused it.
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