Food Allergies/chicken

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Question
Can humans have an allergy towards raw chicken? I bag chicken wings in a restaurant and find my nose sometimes starts to run when I do.

Answer
I can see absolutely no reason why it could not happen! But I've never heard of it happening. However, I suspect it very unlikely. That is, do you mean allergy to raw chicken and not cooked?

Either way: You do not tell me important facts: You bag chicken.  What does that actually involve? What else are you being exposed to? If you work in a restaraunt, where I presume cooking goes on, there are  going to be literally thousands of things to which you could well be reacting in the air, all much more probable than allergy to airborn chicken meat!

The effort to find the cause would be cost-prohibitive compared to that of an occassional relieving pill or nasal spray.

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Expertise

Any in the field I believe. Only experience of questions that get asked will tell.

Experience

I am a retired medical academic from the UK. I have done major research on Food Allergy and have been a government adviser in the area. 30 years experience running an allergy clinic. And undergraduate and post-graduate teaching.

Organizations
Well, apart from the FRCP, I'm no longer active in the area. I'm too busy writing books. And I no longer have the cash to go to international meetings. But was active in many.

Publications
Will 120 scientific papers help? Chapters in books. Patient advisory materials. Magazine articles. TV appearances. Live and recorded. National and international invited lectures, etc. It was my job for 40 years. Do you think I count!

Education/Credentials
MD, PhD, Postgraduate Diplomas etc. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. etc. But I don't want that put out on the net! Just to let you know!

Awards and Honors
irrelevant.

Past/Present Clients
Too many to count, patients of course and a large number of all sorts of corporate consultancies and considerable work as an expert witness in the Courts. I'm volunteering because your Greek expert has been so helpful, I thought I'd offer something back.

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