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Fruit Allergy Symptoms
Various: Eating kiwi, 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 kiwi could also indicate an allergy to ragweed or latex. ...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
I have a shellfish allergy. But recently I've noticed when I eat desserts or fruits I have similar symptoms as the shellfish allergy . What is it?
Depends: What are the symptoms of shellfish allergy. It does not sound like full-blown anaphylaxis with the deserts (or you are remarkably cavalier). Oral itching or even swelling can occur with nuts or fruits contained in the deserts. If these are the only symptoms, could be oral allergy syndrome (or pollen-food syndrome). Allergens usually labile so as not to produce "full-blown" food allergy. ...Read more
I have an allergy to fresh fruit and vegetables. Only fresh. I can eat out of a can, cooked or frozen, but not fresh. Any solutions?
Yes: Oral allergy syndrome is the result of heat sensitive proteins in the fruit or vegetable that your are eating that cross react with seasonal pollens. In general, when the fruit or vegetable are cooked the protein is destroyed and the patients will not have symptoms. Very rarely oas can be severe thus proper evaluation by your local allergists is required to make sure this is nothing more severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unchanged: While many food allergies will resolve for children, it is less likely for adult food allergies to resolve. Fruit allergies don't necessarily get worse or better. However, allergic reactions are less likely in the elderly. Many fruit allergies cause mouth or palate itching, called pollen food syndrome, that is related to cross reactive proteins in pollen and food. These are mild usually. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you have a tropical fruit allergy is it typical to develop allergy to fresh string beans?
Food allergy : When you have a real food allergy, you have more risk of developing other allergies including different food. Tropical fruit and string beans should not cross react. It is rare to have fruit allergy since fruit is not very allergenic. Most of the time, it is due to cross reactivity with pollens. An allergist can help you tease out all of those questions. ...Read more
I have oas(oral allergy syndrome) and I am also a pescetarian, i was wondering what kind of fruit i can eat?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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