Why am I developing all kinds of food intolerances?
August 22, 2010 7:51 PM Subscribe
I'm developing food intolerances/allergies to a variety of foods. Is there a way to stop it? Should I see an allergist?
posted by joeyjoejoejr to health & fitness (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
For the past five years or so, I've developed food intolerances. The symptoms are itchy mouth and throat, which is uncomfortable but not life-threatening. (Unless I consumed a very large amount of that food.)
It seems like the past year or so, more and more foods have been causing reactions. It started with avocados. Then walnuts, macadamias, watermelons, raw shrimp (which developed into cooked shrimp recently), melons in general, and several more which I can't recall right now.
I'm thankful my allergies are not very sensitive but it's depressing to just keep discovering that foods I love to eat are now off limits. Is there any explanation for this? Anything I can do to stop developing them? Or do I just need to cope. Also, is this anything to see an allergist for?