Anyone ever experience these symptoms as described: "Dr., I apologize for contacting you this way, but I am in Disney World on vacation and I would prefer to avoid using an emergency room in an unknown area. Beginning last Sunday evening, it would appear that I have developed an immediate allergic re-action to some types of foods. I enjoy eating spicy foods, like chili which my wife made last Sunday. While eating that dinner last Sunday, my wife and I both noticed that the right lymph node in my neck swelled up. I suspected that it was from the new hot sauce that I was using that night, so I decided not to use it any longer. However, 2 days later I ate the leftovers and the same thing happened. It has also happened when I have eaten a sandwich with tomatoes on it, curried chicken with white rice, a Caesar salad, and a cob salad. The swelling eventually goes away, but I do worry about anaphylaxis, especially considering that I have this asthma condition. The common thread seems to be tomato and black pepper/peppers and spice; the spicier the food, the worse the re-action. I should also mention that back in the beginning of August, after eating a pizza from a new restaurant, I became very flush and felt like my face and ears were burning up. I suspected that perhaps it was the Niacin that I take, but I use the type where it doesn’t make you flush. I believed then that the sauce had crushed red pepper in it, due to its different taste. Anyway………. I know you’re saying to just avoid those foods, but I do worry that perhaps there is something that I am not thinking of and maybe it’s not tomatoes or pepper at all but something else? Water, soda, beer, etc. have no effect, it just seems that as soon as any food with tomatoes or peppers touches my tongue, the swelling occurs. I appreciate you taking the time to read this. If you could find 2 minutes in your day tomorrow to call me, I would greatly appreciate it and of course I would be happy to compensate your office for your time. Thank you." any TBers have any ideas? Thanks. And yes I will go to a doctor ASAP, but help in the meantime is appreciated.