Top
20
Doctor insights on: Allergic To Strawberries

Share
1

1
Is it possible to be allergic to strawberry leaves but not the strawberry itself?

Is it possible to be allergic to strawberry leaves but not the strawberry itself?

Yes: Some folks develop hives when they touch the leaves of some plants. This is called contact urticaria and is common with juniper, squash, pumpkin and tomato. They don't necessarily have allergy symptoms when they eat the fruit of the plant. I haven't heard of anyone else with strawberry leaf allergy but it's certainly possible. Get someone else to do the picking & enjoy the eating. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Michael Gabor
29 doctors shared insights

Strawberry Allergy (Definition)

Allergy to any food, in this case strawberry will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and ...Read more


2

2
My friend in highschool is allergic to strawberries and I want to protect her. Since I have Claritin (loratadine) sometimes, can I give one to her when expoused?

My friend in highschool is allergic to strawberries and I want to protect her. Since I have Claritin (loratadine) sometimes, can I give one to her when expoused?

Yes but Epi needed: If the reaction is an anaphylactic one, she needs to carry a 2-pack epinephrine kit with her since no oral medication can save her from a severe attack. Antihistamine may help an itchy mouth but not potent or fast enough to do much for severe allergic reactions. Vigilance is still the best approach. ...Read more

6

6
My brother takes protein shakes its called whey (in strawberry flavor) hes not allergic to strawberry , is it safe could it cause him allergy?

My brother takes protein shakes its called whey (in strawberry flavor) hes not allergic to strawberry , is it safe could it cause him allergy?

Whey protein: Whey is a good source of protein and is usually a cow milk product. It is safe except for those allergic to cow milk. Strawberry flavor can be almost anything and may or maynot actually have strawberry in it. Best to avoid flavorings and chemicals in processed foods. ...Read more

7

7
Can you be allergic to artificial strawberry flavour and not be allergic to actual strawberries?

Can you be allergic to artificial strawberry flavour and not be allergic to actual strawberries?

Yes: You can be allergic to artificial flavors which are man-made chemicals and have no relation to a real food ...Read more

9

9
If I don't have an allergic reaction to strawberries in yogurt, can I safely eat fresh or store bought strawberries?

If I don't have an allergic reaction to strawberries in yogurt, can I safely eat fresh or store bought strawberries?

It sounds kind of: amazing that you are 51 years old and don't know if you are allergic to strawberries or not? Is there be some reason why you have avoided them all these years? Perhaps you were told you had an allergic reaction as a child? If so, the fact that you tolerated them in yogurt is reassuring. I would eat 1/2 a strawberry; wait a day or so. Then, if ok, eat 5 or 6; wait another day. If good, go for it ...Read more

10

10
My toddler has had an allergic reaction to strawberries. How do I confirm a true allergy?

My toddler has had an allergic reaction to strawberries. How do I confirm a true allergy?

Skin test: If the reaction was severe, your child should be skin tested to strawberries and then if negative or weakly positive, openly challenged in the allergist's office in a safe manner. It is ok to simply challenge your child again only if the reaction didn't require any medical attention or medication in order to resolve. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Every time I eat strawberry banana ice cream,I have diarrhea.Am I allergic to dairy?to the strawberry only?is it allergy reaction?How bad?

Every time I eat strawberry banana ice cream,I have diarrhea.Am I allergic to dairy?to the strawberry only?is it allergy reaction?How bad?

Impossible to say: If you can eat other flavors of ice cream it is not a problem with diary. Have the issue evaluated or just select a different flavor. ...Read more

12

12
6 1/2 month be allergic to apricots and/or strawberries (given separately, days apart). Her face gota "rosey" look on her nose, one cheek and forehead?

6 1/2 month be allergic to apricots and/or strawberries (given separately, days apart). Her face gota "rosey" look on her nose, one cheek and forehead?

Can be: There good reason to delay such foods until after a year of age when an infants intestine has finished developing.Early foods need to be low in their allergic potential, like rice cereal &bland vegetables. Do not assume the baby looks at these as a treat. You might try these again after a year but you may have uncovered or triggered a long term allergy. ...Read more

13

13
What does a strawberry allergy look like in an allergic person?

What does a strawberry allergy look like in an allergic person?

Same as other foods: Food allergy usually starts within 30 min. And involves some or all of following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomitting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, flushing, itchy skin, hives, chest tightness, wheezing, runny/stuffy nose, itchy/watery eyes, lightheadedness/low bp. It is rare to have a single symptom except itchy mouth and symptoms resolve within 24 hours. Allergic reactions to fo. ...Read more

14

14
Are there anythings that can ease a strawberry allergy?

Are there anythings that can ease a strawberry allergy?

No: Food allergy is food allergy and there is nothing that can be taken that can "ease" or allow one to consume the food they are allergic to. ...Read more

15

15
Strawberry allergy sufferer missing much nutrition?

Strawberry allergy sufferer missing much nutrition?

No: Not consuming strawberries would not affect the nutrition of a person as long as s/he takes other fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

16

16
How will i know what does a strawberry allergy look like?

How will i know what does a strawberry allergy look like?

Several reactions: While any food can trigger a food allergy, strawberries are commonly blamed for itchy skin rashes after ingestion and sometimes direct skin contact. More severe allergic type reactions may occur, but are less common. Strawberries contain chemical type substance that can release histamine, causing the itchy rashes. Sometimes the reaction is limited to the mouth/throat with itching--oral allergy. ...Read more

17

17
What is the definition or description of: Strawberry allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case strawberry will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy. ...Read more

18

18
Strawberry allergy maybe. But would jam (cooked strawberry) be ok?

Get tested: Strawberry allergy is rare and strawberries have histamine-like chemicals in them but if you have any symptoms, i would recommend an evaluation with an allergy/immunology specialist. ...Read more

19

19
Hello! What foods should I avoid with a strawberry allergy? Thank you! June

Hello!
What foods should I avoid with a strawberry allergy?
Thank you!
June

Not an easy question: obviously strawberries, and probably cherries, other fruits that cross react: ? grapes. you will definitely be better off seeing an allergist for better evaluation, testing and probably performing food challenges, most important though is prescribing epinephrine to use in emergency, together with an antihistaiminc. pls check the ACAAI web site to locate an allergist in your area, goodluck ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Are there any cures, or things that can prevent, a strawberry allergy?

Are there any cures, or things that can prevent, a strawberry allergy?

No cure, just avoid: There are no cures for food allergy. Prevent reactions by reading labels and avoiding all foods which contain the food to which you're allergic. ...Read more