I Had An Allergic Reaction

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    Surprise Reaction

    One week ago, March 15, 2008 I had an allergic reaction to one dose of ampicillin, and went into anaphylactic shock. I have never been allergic to anything, and at 46 years old, figured I was pretty safe regarding allergies. Within 20 minutes of ingesting the dose, I became...
    lifeisnoteasy lifeisnoteasy
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2008

    Around late May 2015,

    right after I graduated, I went shopping at Whole Foods with my aunt. She got me some kale with a "cheese" flavor (it wasn't actually cheese, it was a mixture of a bunch of spices and stuff). Turns out, the spices had cashews in them, and I am deathly allergic to cashews. They...
    Boulier Boulier
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015


    I react pretty quickly and strongly breaking out in hives with a few different laundry detergents.  And ever since my daughter was about a year old I have a fairly strong skin reaction to nickel, first noticed in white gold. Oh and I broke out with hives all over from a...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic
    36-40, F
    Apr 2, 2008

    Believe it or not, I am allergic.

    To what you ask? As sad as this sounds, I am allergic to chocolate.
    NeoxExor NeoxExor
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Feb 13, 2015

    When I was in the 9th grade,

    a kid was handing out peanut M&Ms and he handed me one. ONE. JUST ONE. Usually, I'm EXTREMELY vigilant about those (since peanut M&Ms are SLIGHTLY thicker than normal ones, and I always have to feel them to check), but this time, without thinking, I just stuck it in my mouth...
    Boulier Boulier
    18-21, F
    Jan 25, 2015


    I used to be able to handle penicillin just fine.  I know I took it lots of times growing up and never had a problem.Until my body decided to rebel.I had a wound that got badly infected.  After a couple days in the hospital, Doc gave me the tried-and-true penicillin and sent me...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    May 14, 2012

    Strange and Random Allergic Reactions Lol

    So far I've had allergic reactions to: pineapple, bandaids, a certain brand of contraceptive pill, condoms, lube, bee stings, a mysterious type of grass, anesthetic and something in Thousand Island dressing. A totally wierd bunch of things lol.
    sugarburn sugarburn
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2008

    Last Night

    I've admitted to being allergic to milk and I admit that I still drink or eat milk products...  I just do it in moderation which makes the side effects a little easier to deal with. Last night however I had a bit of a scare. I had French Onion Soup from Outback and no sooner...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 10, 2007

    I had an allergic reaction to Castor Oil.

    I cannot believe I reacted to it. I was hoping to improve the health of my hair and I had a rash once this was on my hair :/
    dreamer3214 dreamer3214
    26-30, F
    Jun 14, 2015

    Shrimp Allergic Reaction

    I've never had shrimp before until today. They just looked weird and stink so I didn't want to eat them. Since I love grilled food soooooo much my new Mom (I got adopted this spring) put some grilled chicken kabobs and 4 huge grilled shrimp in my lunch for today. I was excited...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua
    18-21, M
    Sep 21, 2012

    Allergies As An Adult

    I've never had allergies before, but in the last month have had a host of allergic reactions - seemingly out of nowhere, to foods I eat all the time. It started with papaya - one night I had a piece of dried papaya and my mouth swelled up, my arms itched, and my neck puffed up...
    onetwothree onetwothree
    22-25, T
    1 Response Jul 22, 2009

    The wifelady brought me home takeout

    and it was supposedly vegan but possibly cross contaminated. It was really good but after eating it I had a weird bump on the top of my mouth at the entrance to my throat. I tried scratching it with my finger just to make sure it wasn't food, it wasn't. I sucked on a cough drop...
    GoCycling GoCycling
    36-40, M
    Jan 7, 2015

    Damn Flies

    About a month ago I was bitten on my left hand at work by a horse fly. It itched like mad and I had a huge lump where it bit me and it was all red. It seemed like it had gone that evening but when I woke up the next morning my hand had swelled up enormously and it was all tight I...
    thesoundofsilence thesoundofsilence
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2007


    i've had two allergic reactions in my life. the first was to strawberries, in which i broke out in massive hives and looked like a puffy pink nightmare for 72 hours. apparently i'm also allergic to walnuts. i don't even like them but once i ate a cinnamon roll with walnuts in it...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    Apr 29, 2008
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