A 30-year-old member asked:
is it possible to be allergic to potatoes and french fries?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Andrew Murphy answered
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
Dr. Martin Ostro answered
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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