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do i have a lettuce allergy? what are signs?

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Dr. Paul Carter
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Possible: Yes, it is possible to have allergy to lettuce, but it is one of the more rare food allergies. Typical symptoms would be mouth itching or soreness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, hives, itching or rarely in more severe cases trouble breathing, drop in blood pressure (shock), or death. You only need one or two of these symptoms to suspect an allergy.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Do I have lettuce allergy?

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Possible: Yes, it is possible to have allergy to lettuce, but it is one of the more rare food allergies.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is there a possible lettuce allergy?

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Possible: Yes, it is possible to have allergy to lettuce, but it is one of the more rare food allergies.
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
It is also possible that you might be having problems with another ingredient in your salad- are you adding peanuts, nuts, other vegetables or fruits to your greens. Ask another question on Health Tap or ask your health care provider.
May 9, 2012
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Lettuce allergy?

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Dr. Qura Rashid
Allergy and Immunology 6 years experience
Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case lettuce will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy

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