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is it possible to be allergic to potatoes and french fries?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: The most common food allergies are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, trre nuts, shellfish and fish. Potato allergy would be unusual but anything is possible.
Answered on Apr 30, 2016
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Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Potato allergy exists but is rare. More people have oral allergy syndrome/food pollen allergy syndrome, most often with birch pollen allergy in the spring. The allergic antiboies (ige) to birch pollen protein cross-react with similar proteins in various fruits (apple, etc.) and vegetables (carrot, tomato, potato, etc.) causing itchy lips/mouth/throat, mild swelling. See an allergist for testing.
Answered on Jan 12, 2018
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