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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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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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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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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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Why is that some of us have cherry allergies? What's in them that our body can't take it.?

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

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As an adult, i've developed allergies to various fruit - peaches, apples, pears, cherries, nectarines and more.   organic too what could be the cause?

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

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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.

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

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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. ?

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