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A 34-year-old male asked:

Just ate a mango and my throat is very itchy almost to the point of vomiting never been allergic?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology 29 years experience
Allergic reaction: Allergies such as this can be serious and even deadly. To be safe, it would be best to go to the nearest emergency room or urgent care center, especially if you are having any trouble breathing.
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Dr. Howard Greller
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Mangoes have a compound that cross-reacts with urushiol, found in poison ivy. If you react to that, you're at risk for a reaction from mango
May 10, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Mangoes: Mangoes can contain allergens: Urushiol, cardol & limonene. Allergic reaction to mangoes include bullous cheilitis, urticaria, & contact allergic dermatitis. Most people don't have sensitivities to Mangoes but some may have severe food allergies to Mangoes. Recommend immediate evaluation due to fact that this may be involving your airway.
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Last updated Jul 15, 2019


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