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Doctor insights on: Cherry Allergy

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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


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Confusion with my cherry allergy? What are symptoms?

Confusion with my cherry allergy? What are symptoms?

Anything: Allergies to anything can give any of the classic allergic symptoms. These include but are not limited to: swelling, rash, difficulty breathing, itching, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, etc. Confusion is not an allergic symptom. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about my cherry allergy?

What do I need to know about my cherry allergy?

Mostly itchy mouth: Most people with cherry "allergy" actually have oral allergy syndrome" to the cherry. The allergy is actually to a pollen that has some cross reactivity to a usually uncooked cherry. Usually does not get worse than an itchy mouth. This can happen with other foods esp. Fruits. As with almost any food it is possible to really be allergic to cherries and then avoidance is mandatory along with epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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What do I need to know about my cherry allergy?

Mostly itchy mouth: Most people with cherry "allergy" actually have oral allergy syndrome" to the cherry. The allergy is actually to a pollen that has some cross reactivity to a usually uncooked cherry. Usually does not get worse than an itchy mouth. This can happen with other foods esp. Fruits. As with almost any food it is possible to really be allergic to cherries and then avoidance is mandatory along with epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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Confusion with my cherry allergy? What are symptoms?

Anything: Allergies to anything can give any of the classic allergic symptoms. These include but are not limited to: swelling, rash, difficulty breathing, itching, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, etc. Confusion is not an allergic symptom. ...Read more

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Around fruit and orcharads forever. Can anyone have a sudden cherry allergy?

Yes: Allergies can develop at any time. The likelihood of developing an allergy is dependent on exposure and genetics. That is, if you come from an allergic family, you are more likely to develop allergies at some time in your life. The specific triggers as to why an allergy develops at a particular time is not known, but exposure does influence this. ...Read more

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Around fruit and orcharads forever. Can anyone develop a sudden cherry allergy?

Around fruit and orcharads forever. Can anyone develop a sudden cherry allergy?

Yes.: Food allergy can occur at any age. Cherry reactions can be due to allergic antibody (ige) directed at cherry protein resulting in itchy mouth/throat, GI symptoms, hives, etc so all cherries must be avoided. Reactions also be due to birch pollen ige which cross-reacts with cherry, resulting in only itchy mouth/throat and heating/canning cherries destroys the cross-reacting proteins so no reaction. ...Read more

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