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Cherry Allergy In Children
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
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
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
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
Reaction to fruit?: Food intolerance is common, variable, and individual and may even include such innocuous ingestants as water. Reference: elaine shimberg, "relief from ibs". However, with specific reference to cherries, there is a low potential for sensitization through skin contact with the juice of the fruit or the volatile oil. ...Read more
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
Hello! I have a warm feeling through my throat and chest after I ate a cherry. I think I have a slight allergy to pitted fruit, but this is new.
Food Allergy: Food allergies are typically an immediate reaction minutes to a half hour (max 2 hours) after ingestion of concerning food with symptoms ranging anywhere from hives, wheezing, itching, shortness of breath, wheezing, vomiting, or syncope (fainting). If there is any concern see an Allergist for further workup and evaluation with skin prick or serum testing. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Does exposing small children to peanuts earlier in life make them more likely to develop allergies?
Could incorporating locally grown honey into my children's diet, help with their seasonal allergies?
Not at all: It is a common misconception that eating local honey helps allergies. Local honey contains pollen from local flowers. People generally have little exposure to and aren't allergic to flower pollen (except florists). Wind pollinated trees, grasses and weeds which release huge amounts of pollen cause most allergies. Eating pollen has no effect on allergies though holding pollen under the tongue may. ...Read more
I read that children under 1year can not eat any dairy products because they might be more liable to allergy or asthma. Is it true?
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more
Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more
It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older. ...Read more
Hygiene hypothesis: The immune system has two opposing arms, one makes protective antibodies against bacteria and viruses, the other makes allergic antibody. One theory is that early antibiotic use disrupts the gut flora which tips the scale away from fighting infection and more toward making allergic antibodies. Clean environments might be at fault as well, farm kids don't get allergies as much as city kids. ...Read more
Sometimes: Some people's allergies get better over years, some get worse, and some are stable. Keeping allergies well-controlled not only keeps kids feeling better and sleeping better, but also doing better in school (it's hard to learn material when you feel miserable)! also, keeping allergies under control decreases the risk of ear infections and sinusitis. ...Read more