Any time I’m going to have a greasy hamburger, my best shot at avoiding an ER visit due to an allergy is to take allergy meds before eating the burger. The allergy is called alpha-gal allergy and I had my reaction in 2002 and it was about five years ago that I figured out what was causing it, then got the diagnosis confirmed and now that I know what it is, I take the allergy meds and only once have I had a reaction and it wasn’t bad enough to go to the ER.
But, when I’m back in Nevada, I can’t pass up the best hamburger ever!
I keep allergy meds in the car but after cleaning everything out of my car to take it to the shop before I left, I must have removed even the allergy meds so I ran into the pharmacy here and bought a package of generic allergy meds. It worked I guess . . or this wasn’t the time for the reaction because all is well here. I don’t think I’m brave enough to risk having another burger while I’m here but it sure was good.