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hi doctor, i have an allergy to eggplant and usually experience swelling and terrible itching of the hands and feet?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Question?: The answer is that you will need to avoid eggplants and preferably have EpiPen (epinephrine) with you in case of accidental exposure since antihistamine won't do you much good if you have anaphylaxis .Whether other foods in the nightshade family : Tomatoes. Eggplant. Potatoes. Goji Berries. Tobacco. Peppers (bell peppers, chili peppers, paprika, tamales, Need be avoided remains controversial.
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

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