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Apple Allergy In Children
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
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
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
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
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
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
My 4 yr old son has a true apple allergy, in tiny amts cooked or not. Also nectarines cause the same GI problems. What other fruits should we avoid?
See allergist: I'd recommend seeing an allergist so he can be tested more extensively for food allergies. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Smoked marijuana daily for 8 years, 2 of which I used apples as makeshift pipes. Have been experiencing allergies. Concerned about pesticide exposure?
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
If I have an apple and grape allergy, does that mean id also be allergic to cider and grape juice?
Yes: Yes, these should have the allergen in them. ...Read more
My 8y.O. Daughter recently developed allergies to cat and apple, pear & banana (itchy palate) but not to berries/watermelon. Seems like random food?
Oral Allergy Syndrom:
This is known as oral allergy syndrome. And it simply is a cross-reaction to her pollen allergies which is likely trees, grasses and/or weeds. See an allergist for testing and more information.
http://www. Aaaai. Org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions-a-to-z-search/oral-allergy-syndrome-%28oas%29.aspx. ...Read more
Can an unknown allergy cause neck pain and pressure on back, sides, and front near adams apple? I also have swollen lymphs and nasal. How do I get checked?
See a doctor: You will likely need some blood tests to find out. Your problems are not usual for an allergic condition. ...Read more
I have small bumps in the back of my throat. Also feel swollen when I swallow under my Adam's apple. Could be allergy or something more serious?
Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup
Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of an oral allergy? Whenever I eat carrots, apples, nuts such as almonds, pears, avocados I get an itchy throat or swelled lips
Allergy symptoms can vary from skin rash all the way to anaphylaxis, so what you describe would be consistent with allergic symptoms.
suggest seeing an allergist for complete testing and prn meds ...Read more
Constant recurring sore throat. Feels like the glands around my Adam’s apple are swollen. Stopped smoking for 3 months and no better, no known allergies.?
Dr. Can check throat: Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or some other cause such as allergies, irritants, gastric reflux, etc. Usually, one sees a doctor if a sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lessen pain. ...Read more
My son gets diarrhea every time he eats any amount of apples, I'm inclined to think he has an intolerance, but have not heard of a reaction to just a few slices of an apple. He has seasonal allergies & chronic bumps on arms/legs look like pimples.
Intolerance: Rather than having an allergic reaction to Apple's, I believe that his intestinal tract doesn't tolerate the skin of the Apple which is insoluble. Try peeling the Apple before feeding it to him. Chronic bumps in his skin may need a dermatologist's evaluation to determine whether they're an allergic reaction to something internal or external. An allergist may also be helpful in this regard. ...Read more
I had bad allergies 2 weeks ago. Now my neck/throat is tender, can barely swallow, Adams apple hurts, on and off fevers & headaches, random ear discomfort?
More than Allergies: 34 year old male had, 'Bad allergies 2 weeks ago. Now neck/ throat tender, hurt, on& off Fever, headache, random ear discomfort. Most likely infection with some harmful bacteria. The signs & symptoms are more than allergies alone or even a viral cold. Best see M.D for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Stomach pain. Endo=sm. Ulcers (neg hpyl) and mild duodenitis. Tx:omeprazoleotcx4wks. Can I drink apple cider vinegar? Do I have poss. Gluten allergy?
Possible but: Gluten sensitivity is unrelated to ulceration. As for apply cider vinegar, it is a controversial subject. Theoretically, anything acidic should be avoided. However some patients feel that it helps their reflux symptoms. I would be very interesting in finding out what apple cider vinegar does for you. ...Read more
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