5 times over the past 9 months I have experienced an anaphylactic reaction...starts with severe abdominal cramping, then my face, ears and throat itch terribly and then my airway closes. I have an epi-pen just in case. I just completed food testing. In the first round, my histamine control reaction measured 6 mm, and I reacted to corn (4 mm), rice (5 mm), barley (4 mm), and garlic (4 mm). In the second round my histamine reaction was a 5 and I reacted to potatoes (3), cabbage (4), crab (4) and almonds (5).
I never eat cabbage or crab, rarely eat rice and would only eat barley unknowingly. But I love potatoes and almonds.
For several years I get 'itchy bumps' which a dermatologist couldn't solve...labelled it uticaria.
I still have no definitive answer as to what is causing the anaphylactic reactions and had no idea I was 'allergic' to all of these foods. Do you think these things could be causing my chronic itch?
What do you think the dr. will tell me as far as dealing with these foods? He isn't available to go over this with me until May 28. Any suggestions?