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Allergic Reaction to Wicked Good

CaligirlnMSCaligirlnMS Posts: 4
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum

Has anyone experienced an allergic reaction to Wicked Good?  My husband got his egg a few weeks ago as a demo after a eggfest.  After he used up the charcoal that came with the egg he started using the Wicked Good.  I have asthma and it doesn't seem to bother me to bad at night but when I wake up the next day I have symptoms ranging from puffy eyes to a full blown asthma attack. 

I didn't seem to have the problem with the other stuff he had.  Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem.


  • Wow, very strange, never heard of anything like that......curious to hear other comments.  Off subject, where in MS are you?  We live outside of Oxford.  I wonder how many others are in MS
    LBGE Apprentice
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,628
    A bulldog in Oxford?? Im in MS too. Bout 20 min from Starkville.

    This seams odd. I would think it could easily be the charcoal since you have asthma, but with asthma you could blame it on a million other things beside the charcoal. Where you around while he cooked? I wouldn't think lump to lump would matter at all. Just the irritation from smoke an fumes should do it an if not then its prolly just a coincidence you had an attack the day he bought new lump. It's spring/summer new things are blooming and pollen, plenty of other factors besides new lump.


  • I have had an allergic reaction to wood burning in a fireplace before - ended up with a Rash all over.  But it has only happened once.  I guess there is just something in this wood.

    We live in Ocean Springs - between Pascagoula and Biloxi!

  • CaligirlnMSCaligirlnMS Posts: 4
    edited May 2012

    I have had the reaction every morning after the days he has cooked.  He cooked with it Friday night and Saturday I had a full blown attack.  He cooked on Saturday and Sunday and last night.  The only day I didn't wake up with at least puffy eyes was on Tuesday.  It is the only thing that is different. 

  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    It might be the type of wood. 
    I know Wicked good is denser than RO, and as a result BGE lump.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • I am sure it is the wood as I have had a reaction to certain types of wood in campfires before.  I was just wondering if anyone else had the problem or if I am just a freak of nature!
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,628
    Goodness I hate that for you.

    But it's an easy fix!


  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,904
    Caligril, I have also had an asthma reaction from lump.  I can't remember which brand it was.  I have never had a problem with red bag RO though.  
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • hahaha, YES, I am a Bulldawg in Oxford.....We actually really like the town, nice place to raise a family.....

    I went to State with several friends from the coast, Ocean Springs, Pascagola, and another small town I can't remember....

    LBGE Apprentice
  • CaligirlnMSCaligirlnMS Posts: 4
    edited May 2012

    Yay!  Someone else - I am not a total freak of nature!

    We moved from the SF Bay Area to OS in May of 2005 - great timing.  We love living here even after going through Katrina.  It is a great place to raise our son.

  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,172
    I'm California born and raised, but youngest son graduated from Ole Miss in 2004. My great uncle taught there in the late 60's. Wife is from Kosciusko, we have a lot of relatives that went to either Ole Miss or State, makes for interesting jokes at family gatherings.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
  • RezeggerRezegger Posts: 29
    I'm near the reservoir area in Mississippi.
  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 576

    Sorry to hear about your reaction.

    I used to live in Grenada, MS when I was little, but now live in Norcal.

  • ShedFarmShedFarm Posts: 499
    Do you have a mold allergy? If so, it's possible the bags of Wicked Good got damp and moldy, and the spores are becoming airborne, as part of the cook. Have you tried taking a shower, before going to bed?

    I have severe food allergies, and know that this time of year, I have to be especially careful with what I eat. My histamine level is already amped up with the pollen, so foods that would normally not set me off, can put me over the edge, and send me into anaphylactic shock. I would imagine, the same sort of thing can happen with asthma.
    BJ (Powhatan, VA)
    They do use different woods than most so I wouldn't be too surprised if you are allergic to just their could be one of the woods they use that doesn't agree with you.
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    If I'm not mistaken, wicked good uses South American hardwoods...Not sure how that translates to allergens vs ones using American (or other) hardwoods.
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