July 31, 2010
Thursday night, we decided to go to an asian food court where they have individual Thai, Korean, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Chinese Dim Sum stalls.
Hubby ordered the dry vermicelli noodle with beef on top, I ordered the big bowl of Special Pho, which has beef and other organs in it.
The next morning, I noticed I was hiving on my right leg. I ignored it, because I get hives once in a while after eating something. So for lunch yesterday, I ate the leftover and started hiving. So it's something in the Pho that made me hive. I've had this Pho before and never had a reaction.
This hiving thing is annoying because I don't know what specific ingredient is causing me to hive. I've gone to a allergist specialist and told him of the situation, and all they did was the regular allergy test. This regular allergy test includes, dust, trees, pollen etc.
I don't care about all that other stuff, what I cared about was what I was allergic to. That visit to the allergist specialist was a waste of money. The most constructive advice from the doctor was, "Try each ingredient and see if you hive".
The funny thing is I've gotten hives from my own cooking, but that has only happened a few times.
As of right now, the bumps are still there and I am no longer itching like a mofo. Last night, I took benadryll with a glass of cosmopolitan, and that helped.
Oh well, I will continue my life without knowing what I'm allergic to, and carry benadryll with me, and I will continue to enjoy all the wonderful food out there. Maybe it's better not to know.
Quilt & Bitch