It all started when I was 17 months old. My grandpa was in town. I took a bite of his pecan log roll. I got a few little hives. I then went to bed. I woke up in the middle of the night my head was swollen double it's size, so I am told. I was sick from both ends. After that my parents had me tested for food allergies. My throat will close if I eat any tree nuts, (almounds, walnuts, cashews,etc...) shellfish, peanuts and recently I can no longer eat raw apples, pears or cherries. I have learned to read all labels. Eating at school is hard.
Here's a new one!! We just found out that I am also allergic to wheat (gluten) and soy, dairy as well. I don't eat any of the wheat or soy products now, but dairy is still OK for now even though I'm technically allergic to it.