My daughter has a severe reaction to certain spicy foods i.e selsa,etc. Just a trace in her mouth, cause breathing problems, heart palpitations, takes about 10 mins to settle down, then will get a bad headach for hours.
About a week ago tried curried food, and got very bad stomach pains, then headache.
She use to eat Frank's hot sauce all the time, and never had a problem???? She CANNOT congest artificial sweetners, (not even a trace amt.), will end up with severe headaches.
Newver had above actions regarding spicy food until recently? She is now 45 yrs.
Any suggestions as to why this is happening? Is it an allergic reaction to a food?
Your daughter is definitely having some type of reaction to one or more of the ingredients of spicy foods. Allergy to foods is caused by a specific reaction caused by a specific antibody in the blood system called IgE. It is possible that the reactions you are describing could be due to an IgE reaction to a specific protein, such as capsaicin. It is also possible that these reactions are not on an IgE basis but as a direct result of one these proteins on other cells of systems in her body. To get to a diagnosis, I would recommend that you make an appointment with a Board Certified Allergist in your area who has specific interests in food allergy or go to a Medical Center where a program that exists that can evaluate complex food reactions. Before such a visit, create a diary of everything your daughter has eaten before these reactions have occurred, even if they do not seem like they are possible causes to you.
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