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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
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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