Do you know Someone who's Allergic to CHOCOLATES?

@incus99 (1086)
Philippines
August 12, 2010 12:52am CST
For one, I am allergic to chocolates.. my father and my uncle is too as well as my grandfather... My gums swell and my tooth aches every time I eat one.. this reaction takes place within 1 hour from consumption.. I also flush upon intake.. For me , chocolate taste like sweet soil, nothing more... I understand that the greater majority of the world loves chocolate, In fact, I don't know anyone who hates chocolate outside of my family.. Do you know anyone who hates chocolates? How about people who allergic to chocolates?
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@anncherry (406)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
I don't know if you can call this allergy, but I somehow colds or cough easily if I eat too much chocolate. Worse, I'd lose my voice too! And it's to d*mn hard to cure! :((
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
*I somehow get colds and cough easily...
@babyanna (1217)
• China
16 Sep 10
Hi,incus99! Yeah,you're right.Most people in the world,I think,love chocolates.Especially girls.But I know a guy who doesn't like chocolates either.He is not allergic to them,though.He just doesn't like the flavor.Once I bought him a chocolate cake for his birthday,but he said that he doesn't like it.So I had to take it back with me and ate it by myself.Hehe. I believe there must be some people who are allergic to chocolates too outside of your family.I mean,there are people who are allergic to strawberries,why can't there be someone allergic to chocolates,right? Have a nice day!
@maximax8 (27056)
14 Sep 10
When I was vegetarian I didn't eat milk chocolate because I am allergic to cow's milk. So instead I ate carob and it is different to any kind of chocolate. Now I am vegan I do eat plain chocolate of soy based chocolate. I suggest carob for anyone that is allergic to chocolate. It is a shame that you are allergic to chocolate.
• Philippines
12 Sep 10
Some people react to some food with allergic reactions. Some chocolates make me sneeze a lot..Maybe its the milk content or another ingredient. I can't give it up so I bear the slight inconvenience on my respiratory system or digestive system for that matter coz sometimes my tummy also makes funny noises...resulting to frequent trips to the toilet.Ew! Anyways as i said love em cant leave em.
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
10 Sep 10
I'm so sorry to hear that you are allergic to chocolates. I had read in some articles that people who have allergies and ate chocolates by mistake get so red and have difficulty in breathing. Chocolates are definitely my weakness. I must have them all the time. I can't imagine living my life without them. I hope you do find a cure for this. Good luck!
@joyadalia (1410)
• Philippines
3 Sep 10
All the people I know love chocolate Also, I don't know anyone who hates them or is allergic to them
• United States
20 Aug 10
My daughter is allergic to chocolate as well. She is only 18 months old. I know it's going to be hard when she get's older and her sisters and brothers have it and she can't. She breaks out in hives and a rash on her face. It's really sad. My poor girl. Hopefully she'll be like me and not like chocolate to much. If she doesn't like it that would be much easier for me and her!
@lulu1220 (1010)
• United States
19 Aug 10
My brother was allergic to chocolate when he was a little boy. If he ate it, he would break put in a rash. Luckily he outgrew his allergy.
• India
16 Aug 10
someone will say that eating choclates was bad habit but according to me by eating them nothing wrong but should be in the limit because by eating more choclates it may getsome problems like gums swell tooth aches and some health problems in the old age because of some health diseasesso we can eat one or two for day
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
14 Aug 10
I knew someone who was allergic to chocolate, my mother. She loved chocolate but, every time she ate some, her face and neck would break out in hives. If she ate too much of it, she'd get hives almost over her entire body. Still, she would give in to it every now and then. She said it was worth the itchy hives to eat some of that yummy chocolate.
@chertsy (3818)
• United States
14 Aug 10
I'm not allergic to chocolate, nor do I hate it. Now on the other hand, my body doesn't seem to care for it anymore. I can eat a candy bar and next thing I know I am sick to my stomach. I think it's because of the dairy in the candy bar. Now I do not like dark chocolate. It doesn't taste good at all. It's like it doesn't even have that milk chocolate taste, just bitter. My favorite is white chocolate. I wonder if you can find out what exactly your allergic to when it comes to chocolate. I know they make chocolate that a diabetic person can eat. I wonder if you can eat something like that and not worry about a allergic reaction and still enjoy the taste of it.
@dpk262006 (44228)
• Delhi, India
13 Aug 10
My better half is not a fan of chocolates. she prefers not to take chocolates or beverages containing chocolates or chocolate ice cream. May be she developed some bad impression about chocolates, when she was a kid.
@lkbooi (16104)
• Malaysia
13 Aug 10
Hi incus99, so far I haven't come across any one who is allergic to chocolates. Oh gosh, it seems really serious the allergy of chocolates causing after you have taken it. It didn't occur to me that the gums swell and tooth would happen that fast. It's really scary to know allergic to chocolates would cause such a rapid and undesirable reaction. Although I could take chocolate I still couldn't take much. The same situation like you I will have gums swell and canker as well if I take more than the little required amount of chocolate. I know this well since my childhood. My mom told me if I finish the whole bar of chocolate surely I would suffer from gums and the most tortured experience is having the painful canker. The severe one would last for a couple of weeks. Therfore to keep myself to stay away from such dreadful torture I always discipline myself strictly not to take more than a quater of a bar of chocolate even once in a while Happy posting
@aurorastorm (1136)
• United States
12 Aug 10
Okay, I have a cousin who is allergic to dairy so can only eat certain chocolate. I also have a friend at work that hates chocolate, all of us chocolate lovers cannot believe she really does not like it. I have often said to her I wish that I did not like it. For me chocolate is my biggest dieting downfall, just love the stuff.
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
Yes, I don't think there is someone who intentionally would hate chocolates unless they are allergic to it... Chocolates are my favorite comfort food. I can eat chocolate as much as 1 kg or more a day. Too costly, though if I will indulge to it that way.LOL But, I know that aside from human beings, almost all breeds of dogs are allergic to chocolates. So if you have dogs never feed them with it, too. I think, not being able to eat chocolate isn't a loss, though...:)
@Goldamier (104)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
My brother has an allergy in chocolate but he used to bite a little bit piece of it because It was the Doctor's advised. He will just take plenty of water after it.
• United States
12 Aug 10
I don't know anyone, who is allergic to chocolate but I do know someone that hates chocolate, she won't eat it shes disgusted by it, in fact her whole eating spectrum is very different from many us she hates chicken, any meat for that matter she hates rice she mostly eats green things lettuce peas potatoes carrots lots of fruits shes not a vegetarian or anything like that she just dislikes food that many of us eat and love everyday.
@greenline (14868)
• Canada
12 Aug 10
Indeed, I like chocolate very much. I take any thing chocolate, bars, icecream, donuts, milk, and more. I am in a way addicted to chocolate. But, I have to be very careful not to be taking too much. I noted that when I take chocolate, my blood pressure rises very quickly. That is very dangerous, and I have been warned to reduce taking chocolates.
• United States
12 Aug 10
Yes incus I do know someone who is allergic to chocolate. Both of my brothers are allergic. One of them breaks out in hives from chocolate and the other one gets severe headaches from chocolate. I do not personally know anyone who hates chocolate. My brothers will sometimes eat it though they suffer the consequences for their action. When I was growing up, there were peanut butter rabbits out and these are what my brothers got for Easter each year.
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
im not much of a chocolatey-lover.. too much chocolate makes me sick...and worst could give me tonsillitis and toothache... the rest of the fam loves it though... none of us are allergic