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Why i have allergy from grapes ?

Why i have allergy from grapes ?

Cross reaction: Very rare to have anaphylaxis to grapes. More have oral allergy syndrome, experiencing mouth symptons only when eating fresh grapes due to pollen allergy. Sound like you? ...Read more

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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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How common is grape allergy in us?

How common is grape allergy in us?

Very small: For pure grape allergies, the number is extremely small. However, grape allergies are extremely complex owing to folks being poly allergic-both sensitised and allergic to several other different foods, pollens, molds, pesticides. ...Read more

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How common is grape allergy in italians?

How common is grape allergy in italians?

Unknown: It is probably extremely uncommon in italians much like the general population at large to have a "pure" grape allergy. As mentioned previously, molds, yeast, pesticides, and sulfites associated with grapes can also be the culprit. Ethnic group studies/data regarding grape allergies have not been collected in the scientific literature in my med search. ...Read more

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All of a sudden a grape allergy. Can I have wine?

All of a sudden a grape allergy. Can I have wine?

Would not advise: There have been associations of grape allergies with wine. The major allergen of grape has been scientifically identified as endochitinase 4a. Check with your personal doctor or allergist. ...Read more

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If I have a grape allergy, does that mean id also be allergic to wine?

If I have a grape allergy, does that mean id also be allergic to wine?

You maybe!: Chances are that you are allergic to wine, however, grapes can be associated with other allergens: pesticides, yeast/mold, and sulfites. They have identified the allergen for grape as: endochitinase 4a. ...Read more

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All of a sudden a grape allergy? Too much wine?

All of a sudden a grape allergy? Too much wine?

Probably not: New-onset, true food allergies in adults is not very common. It is far more common for adults to develop food intolerances, in which something in the food - a protein, carbohydrate, chemical or additive - doesn't interact well with your body chemistry. Discuss your symptoms with your primary physician or allergist to help figure out what's really going on and what you should do about it. ...Read more

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I am now convinced that I have type of oral allergy. The thing i don't understand though is i. Should i just stay away from apples, grapes, etc?

I am now convinced that I have type of oral allergy. The thing i don't understand though is i. Should i just stay away from apples, grapes, etc?

Oral allergy: Most people with oral allergy syndrome can tolerate cooked fruits and sometimes peeled fruits. Avoidance of raw fruits which trigger the symptoms is best unless symptoms are minimal. Treatment of the underlying pollen allergy with immunotherapy can often help oral allergy syndrome as we'll. ...Read more