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Allergic To Strawberries
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I think I may be allergic to strawberries. Is there an allergy test for that so I know what to avoid?
I'm allergic to strawberries but i want to try wild berry skittles? Could i eat them without getting an allergic reaction? I'm allergic to strawberries but i want to try wild berry skittles? Could i eat them without getting an allergic reaction?
Allergies hi. I have been allergic to strawberries since the age of 13, (i am 19 now) it was never a big deal, i could touch and work with it, just not eat it. My lips swell up, and feels like i can't breath. The other day though, my little 3 year old sis
My brother takes protein shakes its called whey (in strawberry flavor) hes not allergic to strawberry , is it safe could it cause him allergy?
Yes: You can be allergic to artificial flavors which are man-made chemicals and have no relation to a real food ...Read more
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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