I'm focusing on apples this week with my kindergartners. I have known I'm allergic to apples for the last few years, especially when eating. I sliced an apple today to talk about the parts of an apple...ugh. I had such a bad reaction and almost had to leave school. I got huge welts on my hand that itched like crazy. Obviously I must have touched my eyes after cutting up the apple because they got very itchy and hurt! I avoided the temptation to rub them after I realized what was happening. Didn't help.... I got vampire eyes (not swollen too much but the whites of my eyes were so red! ick)! it was so ugly! I think my kiddos were a bit taken back but didn't say anything. Talking to parents after school today was so uncomfortable!! I'm so glad I didn't eat any of that apple! I have experienced some lip and throat swelling in eating certain fruits, apples being most pronounced. This was one of the most profound reactions I've ever had to an apple. I remember when I could eat them. Maybe I should try organic? Do any of you have weird food allergies?