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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of fresh food allergies?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Oral allergy syndrom: Hope i'm answering your question. Oral allergy syndrome occurs in some persons allergic to birch tree &/or ragweed pollen. When eating certain raw fruits & vegetables - apple, carrot, citrus, melon, others - they feel mouth itching & throat tickling without hives, swelling, or more serious symptoms. Eating the same foods cooked? No symptoms. Your allergist can help you sort this problem.
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Fresh melons too: Oral allergy syndrome (temporary itchy throat and mouth) can happen to people highly allergic to ragweed pollen when they eat watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melons. Some will even feel this after eating raw cucumber, squash and zucchini.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of food allergies for a baby?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Skin, breathing, gut: Skin - eczema, hives. Respiratory - nasal congestion, cough, wheezing, coughing up blood. Gastrointestinal - swollen tongue or lips, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bright red blood in stool. Cardiovascular - rapid heart rate, pallor, shock. No one baby has all of these symptoms.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are some symptoms of food allergies?

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Dr. Jonathan Field
Specializes in Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
Food allergy symptom: Food allergy symptoms can be as basic as itching in the mouth or tongue as well as severe as anaphylaxis (a whole body allergic reaction) other symptoms may be more subtle and delayed such as eczema
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of food allergy?

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Dr. Manav Singla
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
4 Main symptoms: 1) skin – hives (welts), swelling of face/lips, or even hands and feet, itching 2) breathingshortness of breath, wheezing, tightening of airway, chest tightness, neck tightness 3) gastrointestinal – violent vomiting and abdominal pain 4) heart and vascular – decreased blood pressure leading to fainting.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of food allergies in a child?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Eczema, anaphylaxis: Food allergies in children can be associated with eczema, or anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can manifest as hives, throat swelling or trouble breathing.
Dr. Paul Carter
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Agree, but eczema and anaphylaxis usually occur independently of each other.
May 9, 2012
A 41-year-old member asked:

How prevalent are food allergies and is it easy to identify the symptoms?

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Dr. Martin Ostro
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Prevalence low: 10-15% of public reports food allergy; when screened for good history and skin or blood tests showing allergic antibodies to suspected food only 6-8% of kids under 3 and 3-4% of adults have confirmed food allergy. Typical symptoms occur within 2 hr of each time small amount of food eaten, e.g. Itchy/swollen lips/mouth, nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, flushing, hives, chest tightness, low bp.

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