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I can't eat almonds/marzipan is it an allergy?

(7 Posts)
KatyMac Thu 09-Dec-10 14:57:08

I get mouth ulcers if I do eat any

So is it an allergy or an intolerance

It is annoying especially as I like marzipan

KatyMac Thu 09-Dec-10 19:32:01


marriednotmulled Thu 09-Dec-10 19:47:21

Sounds more like an intolerance. Allergies tend to provoke more immediate, often life threatening reactions to the allergen.

Not much fun though sad

KatyMac Thu 09-Dec-10 20:11:25


I kind of thought that

KatyMac Sun 12-Dec-10 09:39:30

I wonder if almond oil is in a lot of cosmetics & toiletries?
I have terrible trouble with bath & skin stuff

DrSeuss Sun 12-Dec-10 10:11:14

Almond is actually related to cyanide! My FIL's mother once nearly killed him with a cake containing both ground almonds and almond oil.

KatyMac Sun 12-Dec-10 10:30:51

Oh yes

Actually I was thinking about the other allergy type issues I have; I have lots of contact allergies (metal, rubbers, plastics etc) & tonnes of toiletries & cosmetics. Now obviously the rubber/metal stuff is just them on their own but if they use almond oil in cosmetics/toiletries I could look for it on the label & avoid it

It means I could start back experimenting with stuff - which I haven't done for years

But if it isn't a common ingredient then I don't need to bother iyswim

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