A 49-year-old member asked:
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how common is it to be allergic to chocolate?

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Dr. Duane Gels
36 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Never seen it, 25 yr: No, really, I doubt that it exists. Doesn't mean someone somewhere is convinced that his/her hives were related to ingestion. But in every case, they later cheated and ate some and nothing happened. Find an allergist and get reliable testing. What a shame if it is needlessly avoided.
Answered on Aug 28, 2015

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Possible, but....: True chocolate allergy is rare - usually it is a reaction to another ingredent (peanuts, soy, dairy). Definitely wait until your child is over 1 year ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You can be allergic to any of the proteins in chocolate, including the cocoa bean.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Allergy: Hives, itching, stomach upset, etc.
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Allergy: Yes, actually fairly common.
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