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By NCLady on Fri, 06-11-04, 02:09

I just found this forum today as I was searching for a solution to my problem. 3 days ago, I ate some fudge with walnuts in it. I have had fudge this way all my life. However, the next morning my upper lip was swollen. I thought I was getting a fever blister so didn't worry much about it. That evening I had more of the fudge and the next morning when I woke up, my upper and lower lips were both swollen. I have tried to do a process of elimination as to what I have eaten that could have caused it. The only thing different I have had was the fudge with nuts, and some peanut butter cookies I had made the same day as I made the fudge. After reading this forum, it appears that I may have had a 'nut' reaction. I am 55 years old, and never in my life have I been allergic to anything. Has anyone out there had this problem besides me - never being allergic until later in life? Thanks for listening.

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By e-mom on Fri, 06-11-04, 02:35

I'm sorry to hear that. I hope that you are ok now.

It sounds like you were aware of food allergies to begin with as you quickly ruled out what the culprit could be. I'm sorry you are going through this but am glad you found out quick.

At the moment, I do not have any known allergies, however, I do know a lot of people who have developed allergies later in life. Some of them are food related. Some of them are environmental.

Unfortunately, no one is out of the woods as far as developing an allergy to anything. My mom is your age and developed environmental allergies when she turned 40. She was in denial for years (I had begged her to get tested) until she finally realized what was the issue (10 years later).

Anyway, there is a ton of great information here. Feel free to ask ANY questions that you may have. There is also a search feature to help you look up just about anything on this board.

For the time being, I would strictly avoid eating any peanuts or nut products. You may want to have yourself tested for these items as well.

I'm glad you found us. I hope this helps.

Take care and be safe. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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