A 35-year-old member asked:
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can you be allergic to chocolate?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You can be allergic to any of the proteins in chocolate, including the cocoa bean.
Answered on May 27, 2012
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
That would be sad: I have not personally heard of, nor read about chocolate allergy. Some might be allergic to added ingredients such as nuts, fruits or milk products. But the chocolate itself is quite non-allergenic.
Answered on Jul 14, 2015
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Dr. Duane Gels
Dr. Duane Gels commented
37 years experience Allergy and Immunology
As much as patients are convinced of their allergy to chocolate, in 25 yr of being an allergist, I have never truly seen it. Regrettably (for patients), it seems to remain on the "usual suspects" list.
Jul 14, 2015

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