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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:40 am 
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I had a small reaction today, and the only thing I can think of which I ate differently was sprouts on a salad. I think it was a mix of alfalfa and radish sprouts? My allergist told me he thought it was highly unlikely I would start to have reactions to 'random' foods but that he thinks I have the potential to develop problems with any food in the birch group. But I don't think sprouts are? Anyway, within a few minutes of eating the salad, my tongue felt a little weird, and then my lips dried out completely almost right away and I just had the 'feeling' of oh, I ate something I maybe shouldn't have. My skin/mouth are okay now, but my eyes are itchy and throbby a little. It's hard to know if this is all in my head or not and if I have become paranoid or something :) It certainly is not as bad as other reactions I'd had, and I do have a bit of a cold right now, which might explain some of it. Obviously, sprouts are generally easy enough to avoid :) It would just be disheartening to discover that I really will react to just any old food and not just the birch stuff. Should I save some and take them to the allergist? I am not sure how soon I could get in, for one thing. And I would have to take time off work to go, so I hesitate to do it. Does what happened sound like a reaction to you? Have you ever heard of any sort of problems with sprouts?

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Hmmm, sprouts are susceptible to bacterial or mold growth. Could you be reacting to this?
I googled "canadian food inspection agency" and then searched "recall sprouts" and came up with many files. Here is an example (scroll down to the section on sprouts):
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/cor ... anne.shtml

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What if the sprouts included some kind of bean sprout? If you are allergic to green beans and it was a legume sprout, that could also be the problem...

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We grow our own sprouts. "Sprouts" is a term which refers to small plants from recently sprouted seeds. There can be bean sprouts (a recently sprouted bean seed), brocolli sprouts ( a recently sprouted brocolli seed), mustard, clover, radish, alfalfa, radish, lentil etc. etc. There are NUMEROUS kind of sprouts.

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