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Old 02-29-2008, 12:38 AM   #1
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was tasting a different beer the last two days and i think i had an allergic reaction. i was drinking ska buster nut brown then switched to a red lager i hadn't tried. my face got all hot then i layed down. the next day i had another in between jobs and my face felt like it was going to blowup and my arms got all numb. i thought i was having a heart attack. christ, i'm only 29. anyways, i took some asprin and a lot of water and after 2 hrs it went away. don't think i'll drink another one of those..

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Old 02-29-2008, 01:34 AM   #2
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Man, for your sake I hope you are not allergic.
I know that if I was allergic, I would go ahead and eat a lead sandwich, end it all right now...

Seriously, I know some people that are but not as bad as you describe. Hope it was just a bad coincidence.

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Old 03-01-2008, 05:31 PM   #3
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I don't know what it would be in a red lager that isn't in other beers that you would be allergic to. The red in a red lager is probably coming from roasted barley. I don't know why roasted barley would get you but not other types of barley. I suppose there is the odd chance it could be rye. You could try some rye bread and see.

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Potassium/sodium Metabisulfite or Campden tablets: sulfites can cause severe asthma attacks in some people.

Isinglass (fish bladder gelatin): if you are allergic to the fish it was made from.

Chitosan (shellfish polysaccharide): I know its used in some wines, I've never heard of it in beer. But it is a fining agent like isinglass.

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sulfites was my first thought, I had a Homebrew that in order to get a pecan taste he boiled them in and let them sit in secondary. i am allergic to nuts, I didnt smell it but the first sip,,,yeah...that sucked..nice swollen tongue for a few hours

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Maybe a particular hop? Just a guess more than anything.

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sulfites was my first thought, I had a Homebrew that in order to get a pecan taste he boiled them in and let them sit in secondary. i am allergic to nuts, I didnt smell it but the first sip,,,yeah...that sucked..nice swollen tongue for a few hours
Nut allergy has to suck. My dad developed a peanut nut allergy at 45. Its been 15 years since then and my stupid brother still offers him snickers.
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I sometimes get a food alergy. Skip the aspirin, they do nothing. I pop 2 - 3 Benadryl and they help alot.

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My old room mate did that too. He went to the doctor, but to no avail they couldn't figure it out. Only certain alcoholic beverages did it to him. Liquors and beer both did it, weird.

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2-3 benadryl and some home brew. Yeah, I'd say that WOULD help alot

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Do you have a shellfish alergy? Do you sanitize with iodophor? Somebody posted a couple weeks ago about iodine based sanitizer not being good for people with shellfish allergies. Nobody followed up on the post, but it got me wondering.

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