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Fruit Pectin Allergy
Unlikely: You may have some changes in your stools for a day or so but otherwise there shouldn't be any problems. ...Read more
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
Safe & Ineffective: No matter what the makers of these concoctions claim, there is no evidence that any compound, including those containing niacin, works to help people evade drug testing. Large amounts of fluid will dilute the urine, but this will be detected by most forms of drug testing and will be considered either a "failed" test or an adulterated one, which may even be worse. Stop using. That is what works. ...Read more
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
Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case kiwi will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. 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
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: Allergies are your body's response to foods or other items that you come in contact with. Kiwi is a potential allergen (item that causes allergies); I know of at least one individual who develops an anaphylactic reaction to kiwi. ...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
See Allergist: It is unlikely that you are allergic to all fruit so seeing an Allergist for further workup and testing would be beneficial to determine exactly what you are and aren't allergic to. A diet heavy in junk food provides little nutrition. Would suggest substituting more vegetables, lean meats, and once seen by Allergist, fruits. To gain weight safely, working with a nutritionist can be helpful. ...Read more
The same allergen: Whether a fruit is organic or not, does not matter for conventional food allergies. The allergen in the fruit will be the same. Bottomline, always avoid the fruit you are allergic to. ...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
Depends: There is a clinical syndrome called oral allergy syndrome in which some patients who have seasonal allergies can have symptoms, typically limited to the mouth area, to certain fresh fruits and vegetables. Not all allergy patients have these symptoms. Some of the classic associations are birch -apple and ragweed - melons. ...Read more
Yes: It depends on the type of fruit allergy you have. People with pollen allergies often complain of mouth itching and throat itching when eating some fresh fruits. In these cases, the fruits can usually be eaten in cooked form. If you have a more severe reaction, then it is usually to only a fees fruits, and you can eat others. Consult an allergist to clarify your condition. ...Read more
I have oral allergy syndrome. Is there any advice on how to eat healthier when I cannoy eat any fresh fruit and most veg? Thanks
Yes: No one is allergic to all vegetables and fruits and thus you should be able to find something you can eat. Oral allergy syndrome is mainly a nuisance and does not lead to throat swelling or anaphylaxis. You may try taking an antihistamine about 1-2 hrs prior to eating the offending fruit or veggi and see it this helps. If not, staying away from them would be only logical. ...Read more
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 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 more
Dieting is never fun: First avoid the foods to which you are allergic. With any luck some will be fattening ones. Then eat fewer calories with the foods that are left. You may find it useful to consult with a clinical nutritionist. You look marvelous already. ...Read more
Severe fruit reactions can occur with the presence of IgE antibody to particular proteins, such as lipid transfer proteins or storage proteins, that may be more stable and/or to which sensitization may have occurred through the gastrointestinal route (food allergy). This is in contrast
to the milder OAS symptoms due to reactions to less stable allergens such as profilin. Skin reacts to pollen too. ...Read more
How does one start an elimination diet for food allergies...I was considering rice fruit and vegetables for 1 week?
Best to get checked: New development of food allergies at age 64 is unusual, so your desire to restrict diet, while based on good science, may be an incorrect approach for you. Effective diet exclusions pick one food group to drop (like lactose, gluten), assess response, then move on to another food group. I suggest first you discuss your symptoms & concerns with your doctor & pursue appropriate evaluation instead. ...Read more
Doing AIP diet for hashis. If I don't eat nuts, egg, some fruit, dairy for more than over a year do I have a chance for allergy when introduced again?
No: Your chance of developing an allergy to a food eliminated for extended period of time is not any higher than before. ...Read more
Is it ok to f give berries e.G raspberries in fruit porridge to 7 months baby? He doesn't have allergy, but I was told it will cause it in the future.
It's fine: It's fine to give any berries after age 6 months. Their guts are mature enough to fully digest these. Just don't coat with honey - remember, no honey before age 1. Finally, as with any new foods, leave a few days in between new offerings to see if any problems with a particular food. Yummy, yummy, look out berries, here's my tummy! ...Read more
Allergy to all: Fruit? Experiment with different vegetables to see which ones you like. Learn to like salad. You can see an allergist. Sometimes this can be helpful to find out what you are and aren't allergic to. ...Read more
Please suggest some home remedy for kiwi fruit allergy? I feel bad because I don't want to do allergy shots anymore. What should I do?
No shots for kiwi: An oral reaction to kiwi can be related to a ragweed pollen allergy. Controlling that allergy will ameliorate your symptoms to kiwi. If you get a systemic reaction to kiwi, you need to avoid it all together. It may be related to a latex allergy too. So shots will only help you with the first case, by controlling your ragweed allergy. ...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