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could I be allergic to chicken?
kevandjill posted:
For the past year or so whenever I would eat chicken or turkey (mostly chicken) I would get an itchy scratchy throat and it would almost feel like it was swollen and hard to swallow. Could I be having an allergic reaction? At first I thought maybe it was certain seasonings that different places put on the chicken but now I am thinking its something more. Can someone please give me some insight?

MrsWhiteCastle responded:
Those do sound like symptoms of an allergic reaction. I would make an appointment with an allergist. An allergist will help you determine if you are allergic, and exactly what you are allergic to. An allergist would also be able to prescribe medication in case your breathing was severely compromised. In the mean time, I would avoid any foods that you have had problems with in the past.
Emily (5 - allergic to tree nuts) Elizabeth (3)
Mainemommy replied to MrsWhiteCastle's response:
Another thing to look into is GERD I have a hiatel hernia and so reflux can be a huge issue ( though no itching) and it feels similiar like thingss are not going through my be coming up like your throat closes BUT you can breathe through your mouth
seeit2 responded:
You could also be allergic to what someone is feeding the chicken, believe it or not. Try a free-range or grass-fed variety and see if you have the same reaction - then let us know how you make out!
Deb (40) DD (4) Funny, spirited, curious, has a severe milk allergy, DS (1) fearless and bottomless, peanut allergy

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