Avocado allergy in children - Doctor answers

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What are some avocado allergy symptoms?

What are some avocado allergy symptoms?

Various: Eating avocado, if you are allergic to it, may cause itchy mouth, sore mouth, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, hives, skin itching, drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, or even death. This is a partial list of potential symptoms. You may only get 1 or 2 of these. Symptoms with avocado could also indicate an allergy to ragweed or latex. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Avocado Allergy (Definition)

Allergy to any food, in this case avacado will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is as an IgE mediated reaction. 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 the symptoms of an avocado allergy?

What are the symptoms of an avocado allergy?

Hives, itchy mouth: Allergy to avocado is rare, but similar to other food allergies it can cause hives, swelling, breathing trouble, abdominal pain and vomiting. Some patients will have "oral allergy syndrome" from fruits and vegetable. Symptoms from this include itching and swelling in the mouth and lips. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Avocado allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Avocado allergy?

Foo Allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case avacado will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is as an IgE mediated reaction. 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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Avocado allergy cause stomach pain?

Avocado allergy cause stomach pain?

Unusual: Food allergy can present as gastrointestinal symptoms, but usually nausea, vomitting and/or diarrhea. Pain by itself is not enough to make a diagnosis of allergy to avocado (or any other suspected food for that matter). Pain is more commonly seen in gastritis, esophagitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more

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Possible avocado allergy? Had diarrhea about 8 hours after eating at mexican restaurant.

Possible avocado allergy? Had diarrhea about 8 hours after eating at mexican restaurant.

Hard to say: Hard to say as I suspect you ate several different things while at the restaurant. The fairly rapid onset could also mean food poisoning. And you might have just coincidentally been going to come down with something. I'm not sure i'd avoid avocado, although depending on the restaurant, you might not want to eat there again for awhile. ...Read more

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I have allergy to avocado and need a replacement that is equally as healthy as avocado's, what do you recommend?

I have allergy to avocado and need a replacement that is equally as healthy as avocado's, what do you recommend?

So Many Options: Green leafy vegetables (loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals); also brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale and bok choy; blueberries (have disease-fighting phytochemicals, flavinoids and soluble fiber), wild salmon, walnuts, and beans. All are great healthy options and delicious too! ...Read more

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After I eat fruits like avocado, bananas, watermelon and mango it feels like my throat swells and some difficulty with breath. Is it an allergy?

Yes: It is unusual since those are not all related kinds of fruits, depending how you group them (pit/stone vs not, tree vs ground, etc.). Consult an allergist for formal testing as there are likely others and your reactions will likely worsen with subsequent exposures, so you may need an epi-pen. ...Read more

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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

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

Exactly that: 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

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I get severe stomach pain after eating avocados. Is this an allergy?

I get severe stomach pain after eating avocados. Is this an allergy?

Possibly: Avocado are in the same family as cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. You can have an allergy: 1) to the tree-pollen where you develop local symptoms in the mouth and throat shortly after eating avocado; or the latex-fruit syndrome, where you can have generalized urticaria, abdominal pain, and vomiting. ...Read more

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I have tingling/burning in my mouth when I eat walnuts and I feel sick to my stomach when I eat avocados, could this be an allergy?

I have tingling/burning in my mouth when I eat walnuts and I feel sick to my stomach when I eat avocados, could this be an allergy?

Absolutely!!: While this might simply be oral allergy syndrome, it could be allergy to nuts. See an allergist for appropriate testing and evaluation to determine what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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Does testing for food allergies in children painful?

No: The pain is minimal with skin testing, similar testing can be done with a blood test which requires some blood being withdrawn with a needle. ...Read more

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Is an h2 histamine blocker ok for children for allergies.?

Is an h2 histamine blocker ok for children for allergies.?

Doesn't help much: H2 histamine blocking drugs are safe for children with allergies to take, but they are of limited value in treating allergies. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of delayed reaction allergies in young children?

What are symptoms of delayed reaction allergies in young children?

Delayed reaction: Symptoms do not appear for hours or even days. Poison ivy and similar plants cause some of the best-known delayed hypersensitivity reactions. When a person first touches the plant, no reaction occurs for the first 24 to 48 hours.

Read more: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/253484-types-of-delayed-reaction-allergies/#ixzz2vcsli9lf. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 with severe allergy problems?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 with severe allergy problems?

Several choices: For anaphylaxis, self injectable Epinephrine is recommended. Antihistamines available include: Allegra suspension down to 2 years old, Clarinex syrup down to 6 months old, Claritin syrup down to 2 years old, xyzal (levocetirizine) syrup down to 6 months old, zyrtec syrup down to 2 years old; palgic syrup down to 1 year old. Also, singulair is approved down to 6 months old. For severe allergies, see allergist! ...Read more

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