I'm a college student and my main lunch staple is the to-go prepackaged sandwiches, salads, wraps, etc. from our campus dining. I've noticed that lately some of the products have been making me sick to my stomach. I started watching, and these are the things that have iceberg lettuce (shredded, not the big leafy romaine-like lettuce). Can you be allergic to lettuce? Thoughts?
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you can be allergic to lettuce. I have a friend who is VERY allergic to it, along with eggs and milk products..
I'm not sure allergy is the right term but some things just don't agree with some tummies! I used to live with a girl who, erm, made a very bad smell all of the next day if she ate lettuce! And it could be specific to iceberg lettuce- some kinds of onions give me a really bad tummy ache and others are fine.
If it gives you problems, cut it out but if you really enjoy it try going for an organic lettuce or one yuo have washed and prepared yourself as you neevr know how your food has been treated when prepared by someone else.
I have a relative who can't eat subway as they upset her stomach.
I have also heard that the precleaned baby carrots are sprayed with something to keep them from getting slimey in packages. I notice my bagged and sealed lettuce, etc, usually warns to rinse before eating.
I think I'm also allergic to lettuce. About 10 yrs ago. About once or twice a month i d get sick. Were my burps smell and taste like rotten eggs, and a rotten egg gas bubbles out of my stomach. I puke and get diarria and my stomach hurts bad. It's like everything I eat during this time just rotts in my belly. I'm sick a few days and then it goes away. (if I fast till it does) is this kinda what ur going throu. Dr's can't figure out what's wrong w me, and I'm tired of waiting for them to figure it out. The last cpl of months I've noticed (i think) it happens after I eat lettuce!
Iceberg lettuce gives me major tummy problems! It's not really an allergy as much as a food intolerance according to my doctor. But yes, it is very possible.
Yes, you can be allergic to lettuce! I know how ridiculous it sounds, but I'm allergic to lettuce. If you have a number of other allergies, you could also have latex allergy. DO NOT believe a physician that tells you a latex allergy- or any allergy- is not a big deal. I've learned that the hard way and can no longer leave my house without a gas mask on. Also, allergy tests are not 100% accurate, nor are allergy blood tests, which very few physicians will admit. Educate yourself and trust your body- if it doesn't like lettuce, then avoid it!
@thecarlsons2008, what you describe sounds like giardia...I was in the Peace Corps and many people had it there and it's exactly what you describe.