After eating ham or pork chops I get a very strange almost tingling sensation right in the back of my head - but kind of in the neck area right behind the ears. It's happened since I was a kid. I used to get indigestion from it, to the point where it would cause problems with even a little canadian bacon on pizza or something, but now it's just the weird feeling. It goes away in about 15-20 minutes, but it's not pleasant for the time it's there. But no problem with bacon. Weird.
Started having a reaction to pork appx. 7 years ago at first was just hives and itching. Within a year symptoms progressed to making my throat swell. Doesn't matter how it's fixed or what type it is I have a reaction to it. Also if your experiencing problems with pork beware of some capsules themselves doesn't matter what your taking...something like casings for hot dogs or sausages.
Within half an hour after having a supreme pizza, I felt a burning below my eye. An hour later, there were red bags under each eye. I looked as if I'd been beat up! My local pizza shop had used a different type of sausage, so I'm attempting to get a list of the ingredients now. I never want that to happen again - and I LOVE pizza.
OMG I am crying thought I was the only one!!!!!!my throat swells I have had endoscopy and upper and lower finding only acid reflux disease...I am on the strongest prescription anti acid and my throat still swells!!! After being on it for 3 months!!I have many of the other symptoms listed in other posts also. I am never eating pork again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Always read, ask, and voice your concerns as to possible Pork content, and cross contamination. My intolerance presented itself as food poisoning and aches. A reaction that persisted beyond infancy, and into adulthood. I've practice sustain from it for the better. It's important to Be Aware of all Pork ByProduct that you might ingest.
...heres a few as follows; Meat casings, lard, gelatin.
Pork mixed/ non-pork combos ie: Jerky, sausage, meat balls etc..
Bases/ juices: Gravys, soups, sauces, oils, rendered fat ie:Refried bean, dressings.
Cooking/ Cross contamination;Skillet, griddles, ANY shared cooking surface where pork is severed/offered.
Utensils: for serving, cooking, slicing ie;butcher, deli.
There are helpful option to assist you in identifying pork: such as Kosher etc.. Always ask for a 'pork substitute' I've found there usually is one, even not advertised. Research for your health, 'listen' to your body, perhaps it's telling you to eliminate something. From my experience to yours, feel better.
Pork is considered to be a 'low' energy food like eel. The dirty and disease prone nature of the pig is the reason religious laws prohibit it from being eaten. Having seen a tapeworm come out like a king cobra from my mom's behind ( well, actually just left behind slithering in the toilet), I will say there's good reason.
Honestly, I think pigs are delicious but too cute to be eaten. I also itch like mad with just the tiniest bite. I find it's worse with pig fat and not processed ham...
It wasn't the case growing up but it gradually developed. I notice I can tolerate a cheat but pay the price with skin eruptions and general toxic symptoms and even eyelid swelling if I go overboard like when I went to Spain once. I couldn't resist the free pork tapas - and looking quite ugly.
Bean sprouts help me with detoxifying. Eating vegetarian in general for a few days is great too.
Just so I can shed some light on pork meat. It is of no surprise that many of you are allergic to pork in one way or another. As a Muslim, we are prohibited to eat pork because it is not considered a non-clean meat. When you look at how pigs live, eat, and process food, it is not sanitary and God knows best. Just my two cents.
I didn't grow up in a halal or kosher home. But when I studied the old Laws of what is edible for mankind, I stopped eating pork and many other things when I learned that it was unclean. Although I was always fit and healthy, I became super healthy. Since cutting out also the unclean seafoods, my immunity became 100%. I haven't even been sick from influenza for nearly 10 years now, considering how much I travel, going through international airports, and my husband having the flu easily up to 2 times a year.... I can vouch for eating as God knows best for us. He created us after all. I just don't get sick anymore. Its amazing. I'll get reactions to wrong foods when I might be passing areas where its prepared, my nose gets watery and then mucous will go thick within minutes, skin will feel itchy and then I know to get out of there. I by any chance I consume something wrong, I'll be sweating and have diarrhea within a short time as my body just proceeds to get rid of it. Some other symptoms will most of the time also kick in. I decided to check and double check before just eating and if I have any doubts, I won't eat. I hope my post with yours can make it a dollar - to be healthy is fantastic.
im allergic to pork I found out cause every time they baked bacon in the oven at work i would start sneezing uncontrollablly, runny nose non stop and itchy sensation on my skin the stomach cramps would start and dizziness. I cant be around when ham sausage bacon or pork is cooked if I eat it it burns what it touches lips mouth throat gets hard feeling and swells. I almost died from choking on a hotdog because of it before i found out now I stay as far away from it as possible i even can not touch it when its packaged at the store my hands turn red start burning and itching. pepperoni pizza is one of the last pork prducts i ate i didnt know it had pork . also watch pizza crust some use a fat made from pork (lcystine) something like that.
I have had abdominal issues for a decade now and although I was tested for food alegies and diagnosed with pork allergy, I never really put the two together as I never had any immediate reaction. I just read that it can take a week for your body to react and that pork allergy is very rare. If you suspect it, get a simple test at the allergist. Then start eliminating anything to do with pork. Any mild allergy can turn into a severe allergy at any given time...to include death from anaphalaxis shock. I'm excited to start my new pork free diet in hopes that it's the answer to my barage of health problems including abdominal issues, sinus problems, joint pain. I used to have extreme headaches and discovered I had a soy allergy. I eliminated it out of my diet and I no longer test positive for the allergy but was told it's best to continue to avoid it when possible.
I have experienced very unusual symptoms after eating only some varieties of pork (especially ground pork and sausages). It has only happened on four occasions within a two month period with symptoms including: mild to severe diarrhea, mild to severe vomiting, extreme sweating and/or cold, uncontrollable shaking, tingling in both arms from shoulder to hands, feeling faint and dizzy, extreme fatigue, bloating, ringing in ears and blackening vision. In the two months since I've started experiencing this, I've also eaten ham, bacon, pepperoni and other cured pork products without any problems. I haven't eaten any pork chops or such types but am a little hesitant to deal with the possible outcome. I'm not 100% sure it's the pork but I cannot think of anything else it might be.
My husband is the same way. The more fatty pieces are harder on him. We have found that 150 mg of Zantac at least 1/2 hour BEFORE eating helps tremendously. If he takes it after though, its not real pretty. If he takes 75 mg daily of the zantac he can get a way with just that one time a day dose, but only if he is taking it every day. He also has problems with apples and bananas which the allergist says are similar in some ways to pork. Most of his patients that are allergic to apples or bananas are also sensitive to pork. The Zantac is an antacid that works in the stomach and gut similar to an allergy tablet.
I have been having digestive problems for at least 15yrs now. Finally found I had H. Pylori (look it up)The Dr.s are not sure how one gets it but its a bacteria from eating undercooked meats ...they named chicken and pork. took strong antibiotics to get rid of. I have had a reoccuring rash that will come out and stay and travel it is now around my ears...it then will receed and my stomach pain returns. As mentioned earlier I have had the other Pork related issues. Nausea, passing out, all sorts of pain in my stomach...am going to see a diff dr. to get to the bottom of this. Lots of blood work and hopefully an allergy food test. I am 99% sure its the pork but now have other complications from eating it over the years. I will post what I learn so it may help you all.
I also have many of these reactions. I grew up eating pork, then after 20 years of no pork, I moved to China. Now every time I eat anything that even touched pork I start reacting with sneezing within 30 minutes, watery eyes, loss of focus in vision, then vomiting and weakness for about two days. I find the best way to reduce the reaction is to do something to vomit as soon as you know you ate pork- fingers in throat, or smoke a cigarrete (that makes me vomit), then the symptoms go away more quickly. Tim from China
I have been doing a little research and I have found that sometimes a person can have an overgrowth of bad bacteria in their digestive tract and it will cause the body to react in allergy symptoms, breaking out etc....since I had H.pylori in the past and was treated with a strong antibiotic I know it killed my good bacteria along with the bad. Now apparantly the bad bacteria is running rampant in my body again and I must kill it and then take some probiotics to replace the good bacteria hopefully this will help with some of the food allergies I am having. google bacteria overgrowth it makes sense for me.
i don't eat pork (i don't like it) but i've been having a lot of new allergies lately. Today i was breaking up pork chops and putting them in baggies, well i broke out head to toe in hives. Can you have an allergic reaction to pork even without eating it?
Hi All, i have been experinecing the same symptons as above for about 2 months. I am 35 years old and never had a problem before. Does anyone no, how long after coming in to contact with Pork, can these symptons surface, can take minutes, hours or even a day?
Rob, it seems to vary from person to person. I have eaten pork all my life, but noticed about 10 years ago that I was starting to have trouble digesting fresh pork (pork chops, pork roast, etc.). This would be diarrhea and cramping about 12 - 24 hrs later. Smoked or processed pork were fine.
Last June, I began to have incredibly sharp pains in my right side, mid-abdomen, that lasted about 4 days. I was nauseated and could eat nothing without incredible pain. After seeing my doctor and having an MRI (which showed NOTHING), I went on with life.
My family had begun a soft transition to vegetarianism last summer, so I rarely encounter pork. But, I still adore bacon and sausage and will have it at my mother's house when I visit or when dining at friends' houses. Last night, I attended a church supper featuring pancakes and sausage. I ate a piece of (very greasy) sausage and, this morning, awoke with horrible gas pains and the stabbing in my right side. The pain is always in the same place, and if I press there, I will belch or otherwise feel gas movement.
I don't know if it's my body that has become intolerant to pork or if it is the pork itself. If you have not seen the movie Food, Inc., it is eye-opening. Also, you may want to read Jonathan Safran's 'Eating Animals'. Our food animals live in very dirty conditions, with no access to fresh air and, in the case of pigs, with their feet never touching the ground. When our meats come from diseased animals, it is hard to imagine our bodies will not react.
Interestingly, I do not react this way to SMOKED pork. My brother smokes his own barbeque and I never have this reaction to slow-cooked, smoked pork (although it's from the same pigs, essentially). I have not had a chance to try meat from a pig raised as pigs used to be, on a small farm with access to fresh air and other pigs for socialization, etc. I am curious to see whether my body reacts in the same way.
This website is great. I have never been able to handle ham, sausage, porkchops or ham lunchmeats at all. They make me feel sick and throw up. But I can eat pepperoni, and hotdogs. I can even handle a little bacon and be ok if it is really cooked well ( which I rarely do because it is not healthy anyway when it is burnt) I am not sure if I handle the processedmeats better because they are mixed with other stuff or not but just the smell of hams outside a freshmark plant can make me churn... I thought for a long time that it could be a texture issue except for the lunch meat...other lunch meats are similar in texture and I a fine with them. And I have had it on a sandwhich with a bunch of meats that tasted fine going down but made me really sick later then found out there was ham on it. Some of my family members are always saying its all in my head...and I had never heard of anyone that seemed to have my issues and have half thought maybe it could somehow be a mental thing myself...still wasn't gonna eat it though cause I don't like what happens- mental or not. Now I see people with similar reactions and know I'm. Not imagining things after all!
I have been experiencing a severe breakout of eczema. I developed a rash on my back that wouldn't go away. I finally went to my family doctor and she requested a food allergy panel. Results just came back that I have pork allergies. As my family eats alot of pork, chops, roasts, sausage, bacon & pepperoni I can't even think of a week in which I haven't had some sort of pork product for the past year (as Friday night pizza for dinner is my favorite night of the week). Has anyone else experienced eczema symptoms from eating pork?