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allergic???

Hi all,

Last night around 6pm I ate a plain cheese pizza that i brought from aldi. Around 3am i was awake with severe stomach pains and felt nauseas. I then went really hot and had diarrhea really bad (almost like thick gravy) sorry for the tmi!! I instantly felt better (just sore and battered) and then came out in mild hives all over my face which were starting to spread.. I put a cold compress on and they dissapeared within 1 hour?

Any advice?!

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Go back to the store and look for the ingredients. Make a note or photo to avoid most or some of the ingredients next time. Doctors will not have answers. You had internal and external problem, external problem is allergy but internal problem very difficult to explain from "plain cheese pizza ".

Complain to the customer service of ALDI.

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As Sandy brown says go back to the store and use your camera on your phone to take pictures of the pizza and it’s ingredients. You have obviously reacted to an ingredient or was the pizza out of date. If it happens again get advice of 111 because allergic reactions need to be treated ASAP in case of Anaphylaxis. I end up with blood pressure of 217/107.

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Ive eaten pizza with no cheese before so I think its that! But when i eat cheese alone its fine, no reaction

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I am afraid you cannot simple say this"Ive eaten pizza with no cheese before so I think its that! " after describing al your problems last evening.

Allergy is very difficult to understand. My experience, I cannot eat Jaffa cake! but I can eat orange, chocolate on their own. I cannot take McDonald milk shake, why?

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Yeah i think that is my problem. I have no problem with gluten or anything else. I can eat cheese alone but cant eat it on a pizza

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I am 71, my Jaffa cake problem started when I was 19 in UK. I did not go into antihistamine medication at the beginning, my antihistamine medication started in 1979 and I am still on one a day to avoid any food reaction!!!

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Hello Kcarter1, I presume you live in UK as you mentioned ALDI, and I saw a television programme sometime ago which mentioned that many shop-bought items containing 'cheese' were not pure cheese at all, sorry I cannot remember what ingredients were actually in the so-called cheese. The best advice I can think of is to avoid it happening again by making a few home-made pizza bases at a time, cooking them just a little, then freezing them for when you need them. Then all you have to do is grate some real cheese over one when you need it - this way you have complete control over what goes into your body and no worries - best wishes - Curleytop1. P.S. I haven't looked, but am sure you will be able to get a suitable pizza base recipe from the internet!

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That does not make sense, get a pizza and get rid of the cheese, cook the pizza and eat it then see what happens, it’s called an elimination diet to find out the cause. What else was on the pizza that you reacted to?

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I tried that and had no stomach ache.

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If you can eat cheese on it’s own you should be able to eat cheese on anything unless a, the cheese on the pizza is not right for you b, it could have been something else you ate during the day. You do not appear to be lactose intolerant

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Give this a try and see you get any reaction:

Mozzarella cheese hot, bread roll toasted, tomato grilled and olive oil.

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The stomach pains and total mass evacuation then feeling better is definitely a stomache allergic reaction. I am allergic to Quorn. Symptoms very similar to yours, the stomach has to dispel every single bit, usually vomiting then feel fine. Took 3 times before I realised what it was that was causing this. The last time I almost ended up in Aand E

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babs1234, what do you mean by a “ stomach allergic reaction.”. Being allergic to Cellulose, and Formaldehyde Releasers, causing chronic urticaria and angiodema in my hands and feet, hives from scalp to my knees I get allergic reactions but have a problem when it comes to Anaphylaxis where my BP goes up to 217/107 but my tryptase level is only 7.1 which is low for Anaphylaxis. However Anaphylaxis usually low BP is not always the norm. So I am concerned by all this Allergic this Allergic that.

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