A 23-year-old member asked:
Can you be allergic to cranberry? if you are, does that mean that you are allergic to all fruits?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansalanswered
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can be allergic to cranberries but that doesn't mean you're allergic to all fruits. Allergies are to specific proteins. Cranberries and bananas have different proteins for example and maybe you're allergic to a protein specific to cranberries but not one shared by cranberries and bananas.
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Gary Stevenanswered
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
Yes and no: Cranberry is not a common allergen, but in medicine, anything is possible. Allergy to one fruit does not necessarily mean an increased risk of allergy to any other fruits. However, it is not common for people in their 20s to develop new food allergies; you should discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician or your allergist.
5.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $19/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.