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Dr. John Landi
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Apple Allergy (Overview)

Allergy to any food, in this case apple will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. 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


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What are apple allergy symptoms?

What are  apple allergy symptoms?

Mouth symptoms: The most common symptoms of apple allergy or oral allergy syndrome with apple, are itching, burning or stinging of the mouth, tongue, lips or throat. Sometimes swelling may occur. In more severe cases there may also be nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and rash. Rarely anaphylaxis may occur. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Apple Allergy (Overview)

Allergy to any food, in this case apple will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. 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


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Extreme stomach/abdominal cramps when eating/drinking anything with apple in it, does this mean I have an apple allergy? Or something more severe?

Extreme stomach/abdominal cramps when eating/drinking anything with apple in it, does this mean I have an apple allergy? Or something more severe?

Why eat it then?: Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts ; peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions. Up to 15 million americans suffer from food allergies ; need to avoid not only certain foods but any ingredient that contains proteins derived from them. In some cases, anaphylaxis can result. See http://www.Boston.Com/lifestyle/health/blog. Best to avoid food that bothers you. ...Read more

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What can be done for a toddler apple allergy?

What can be done for a toddler apple allergy?

Avoid food allergens: Avoid apples. The is no other indicated treatment for true food allergy although recent studies suggest oral food desensitization may be effective for peanut and egg allergy. These protocols have to be utilized with extreme caution and only under the care of a board certified allergist. The most common "allergy" problem with apples is oral allergy syndrome do 2 cross reacting tree pollen allergy. ...Read more

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What are apple allergy symptoms?

What are apple allergy symptoms?

Mouth itching: Most apple allergies occur in patients with pollen allergies and only cause mouth or throat itching when eaten raw, but not when cooked. Less commonly, patients could be allergic to both raw and cooked apples, and present with more serious symptoms, such as throat swelling or trouble breathing, or hives. ...Read more

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What are apple allergy symptoms?

Mouth symptoms: The most common symptoms of apple allergy or oral allergy syndrome with apple, are itching, burning or stinging of the mouth, tongue, lips or throat. Sometimes swelling may occur. In more severe cases there may also be nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and rash. Rarely anaphylaxis may occur. ...Read more

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Could I have developed an apple allergy?

Could I have developed an apple allergy?

Apple itch: Apple can cause allergic reactions, but most people experience mouth, throat, and/or lip itching only. This is called oral allergy syndrome and is found in some tree pollen allergic individuals. Most people with this tolerate cooked apple. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Apple allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Apple allergy?

Fruit allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case apple will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. 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

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What can be done for a toddler apple allergy?

Avoid food allergens: Avoid apples. The is no other indicated treatment for true food allergy although recent studies suggest oral food desensitization may be effective for peanut and egg allergy. These protocols have to be utilized with extreme caution and only under the care of a board certified allergist. The most common "allergy" problem with apples is oral allergy syndrome do 2 cross reacting tree pollen allergy. ...Read more

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If I have an apple allergy, does that mean i'd also be allergic to apple cider?

Likely yes.: If you have an allergy to apples, you likely have an allergy to products that also contain apples, like apple cider, apple juice, apple pie, etc. If you have a bad allergy to something, you should get tested to see how bad it is, because it could be serious, and you should try to avoid anything that could have even traces of it. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old w/ true apple allergy- any form causes GI probs, ate some pitted cherries this am, has had bad stomach pain and now is balled up in pain. ?

My 4 yr old w/ true apple allergy- any form causes GI probs, ate some pitted cherries this am, has had bad stomach pain and now is balled up in pain. ?

Allergies: A 4 year old with true apple allergy after ingesting cherries which sometimes has cross allergy. Now with GI symptoms and pain should be seen by a physician. Usually antihistamines help among corticosteroids for long term control. If currently being treated by an Allergist call him soon to inform about the 4 year old symptoms. Thanks! ...Read more

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Extreme stomach/abdominal cramps when eating/drinking anything with apple in it, does this mean I have an apple allergy? Or something more severe?

Why eat it then?: Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts ; peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions. Up to 15 million americans suffer from food allergies ; need to avoid not only certain foods but any ingredient that contains proteins derived from them. In some cases, anaphylaxis can result. See http://www.Boston.Com/lifestyle/health/blog. Best to avoid food that bothers you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to build up a tolerance to apple allergies?

Is it possible to build up a tolerance to apple allergies?

Less likely: Apple allergies are more common in persons with birch pollen allergy and it manifests at mouth/palate itching. If the apples are cooked, ie apple pie, applesauce, then no reaction occurs. True severe allergic reactions to any apple products is not likely to resolve and tolerance is not likely to occur. I'm not familiar with data on developing apple tolerance induced by intentional exposure. ...Read more

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Are people with apple allergies allergic to baked apple foods?

Are people with apple allergies allergic to baked apple foods?

May not be: People with the form of apple allergy that causes mouth and throat itching, so called oral allergy, or pollen fruit oral allergy syndrome, is usually a cross reactivity with pollen allergies, and is usually due to a heat labile protein. Heating destroys the protein's effect. ...Read more

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I've heard that raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar has allergy benefits, how long does it take to take effect?

I've heard that raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar has allergy benefits, how long does it  take to take effect?

Not true.: Unfortunately, that is not true. Many wives tales about allergy are perpetuated unwittingly. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more