Doctor insights on: Apple allergy in children

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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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Apple Allergy (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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

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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?

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?

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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How to know if I have an allergy to green apples or something else?

How to know if I have an allergy to green apples or something else?

Symptoms: Apple allergy can manifest as mouth itching, tongue or lip swelling, hives, vomiting or even difficulty breathing. Usually symptoms will occur in less than an hour or 2. An allergist can skin test with fresh or commercial preparation of apple extract to help confirm or rule out allergy. Sometimes a food challenge is done to be sure. ...Read more

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Question to all the pear allergy sufferers! Are apples a problem also?

Question to all the pear allergy sufferers! Are apples a problem also?

Sometimes: Many pear allergy sufferers have allergies to apples too (or at least a mild intolerance). But that is not always the case. Your allergist can determine for sure. ...Read more

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I have various strange allergies to things such as celery, carrots, apples, what to do?

I have various strange allergies to things such as celery, carrots, apples, what to do?

Eliminate from diet: People with pollen allergy also have mouth itching from eating fresh celery, carrots and apples. This is due to the similar protein in the pollen. Typically birch pollen and apples are connected; weeds (like sage brush) is linked to celery and carrots. If the only symptoms are mild mouth itching (no GI or breathing issues), these foods when cooked at high temps can be tolerated. See allergist. ...Read more

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I am now convinced that I have type of oral allergy. The thing I don't understand though is i. Should I just stay away from apples, grapes, etc?

I am now convinced that I have type of oral allergy. The thing I don't understand though is i. Should I just stay away from apples, grapes, etc?

Oral allergy: Most people with oral allergy syndrome can tolerate cooked fruits and sometimes peeled fruits. Avoidance of raw fruits which trigger the symptoms is best unless symptoms are minimal. Treatment of the underlying pollen allergy with immunotherapy can often help oral allergy syndrome as we'll. ...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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Smoked marijuana daily for 8 years, 2 of which I used apples as makeshift pipes. Have been experiencing allergies. Concerned about pesticide exposure?

Smoked marijuana daily for 8 years, 2 of which I used apples as makeshift pipes. Have been experiencing allergies. Concerned about pesticide exposure?

Apple pipe: No greater risk to pesticide exposure than if you ate the apple. Most pesticide residue if any is found on the peel of the apple not the inside. Do you have allergy symptoms during or after smoking? If so you might be sensitive to the marijuana. ...Read more

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As an adult, I've developed allergies to various fruit - peaches, apples, pears, cherries, nectarines and more.   organic too what could be the cause?

As an adult, I've developed allergies to various fruit - peaches, apples, pears, cherries, nectarines and more.   organic too what could be the cause?

Oral allergy syndrom: These symptoms are usually due to a reaction to proteins in fruits and vegetables that cross react with (are similar to) proteins in pollens. This syndrome typically only occurs upon eating the raw fruit and vegetable. If you can tolerate these fruits in cooked or processed forms (apple juice, apple pie, canned peaches, etc.) this confirms that oral allergy syndrome is the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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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