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Is it possible to be allergic to a potato?

Is it possible to be allergic to a potato?

Yes: Yes, you can be allergic to any protein. All living things have specific proteins, including a potato. So, you can be allergic to potatoes. It's important to distinguish, however, between an allergy and an intolerance - different symptoms, different causes, and different treatments. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to potatoes and french fries?

Is it possible to be allergic to potatoes and french fries?

Possible: The most common food allergies are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, trre nuts, shellfish and fish. Potato allergy would be unusual but anything is possible. ...Read more

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I am allergic to white potatoes but not sweet potatoes. Why?

I am allergic to white potatoes but not sweet potatoes. Why?

Apples & oranges: They are two entirely different botanical products like apples and oranges. By the way, white potato allergy is very rare. Wonder if you only noted allergic reaction (if that's what it is) only when you eat the peel as in the case of baked potato. ...Read more

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If 7mnth old is allergic to carrots & sweet potatoes, could she have a reaction to mangos?

If 7mnth old is allergic to carrots & sweet potatoes, could she have a reaction to mangos?

Yes: Mangoes are not in the same families as carrots ; sweet potatoes, so having those specific allergies doesn't increase her chance, but someone with some food allergies often has other food allergies as well ; anyone can be allergic to mangoes. Try to find why your baby has food allergies- see http://www.Leakygut.Co.Uk/allergies.Htm ; http://home.Allergicchild.Com/possible-causes-of-food-allergies/. ...Read more

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My 6 month is allergic to carrots and sweet potatoes. Are there othere things I should be careful of? What alternatives can I give for same nutrients?

My 6 month is allergic to carrots and sweet potatoes. Are there othere things I should be careful of? What alternatives can I give for same nutrients?

Plenty: Although both have high carotene content, neither is an essential food. Many yellow vegetables contains carotene. By the way, allergy to carrot and sweet potato is rare, even rare when allergic to both. Are you sure that your child is really allergic to these products? See an allergist if you are unclear about this subject. ...Read more

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My stomach started hurting when i was eating potatoes. Does this mean that i'm allergic to potatoes?

My stomach started hurting when i was eating potatoes. Does this mean that i'm allergic to potatoes?

Not necessarily: Very rarely do people become allergic to potatoes, especially cooked. You dont mention what you ate with them and how they were prepared. It must be a GI upset ...Read more

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Help me please? My stomach started hurting when i was eating potatoes. Does that i'm allergic to potatoes?

Help me please? My stomach started hurting when i was eating potatoes. Does that i'm allergic to potatoes?

Allergy v Intolerant: There are many different reactions to foods including true allergic reactions, food intolerance, and food sensitivity. If you were allergic, food ingestion would cause symptoms including hives, itching, swelling, breathing trouble, throat tightness, etc. Gas, cramps, GI discomfort, diarrhea with food ingestion usually related to intolerance. Try avoiding potatoes and see if symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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I was recently told I am allergic to mold, yeast, milk, potato and rice. I also have colitis. What foods are safe for me to eat?

I was recently told I am allergic to mold, yeast, milk, potato and rice.  I also have colitis.   What foods are safe for me to eat?

It depends: … On how are you were diagnosed with these food allergies and what type of colitis you have. It would probably be a good idea for you to see a gastroenterologist, if you have not, to discuss these issues, and to determine if you truly have colitis, and if so, what type it is. Good luck. ...Read more

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Daughter is allergic to sweet potatoes and carrot, just breaks oout in rash on tummy. When can I try these foods again? She is 9mnths now

Daughter is allergic to sweet potatoes and carrot, just breaks oout in rash on tummy. When can I try these foods again? She is 9mnths now

Unknown: Food allergy to these products are likely to go away with time but the exact timing is not known. Since these are not essential foods and the reactions are not life-threatening, i would wait 2 years before trying to reintroduce these products again. If you still need more advice, see an allergist. Incidentally allergy to potato and carrot are not that common. ...Read more

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Allergy of sweet potato, is it possible?

Allergy of sweet potato, is it possible?

Yes, but uncommon: Sweet potato has been identified as a trigger of food induced colitis in infants. This is an unusual disorder. Theoretically, any food can potentially trigger an allergic disorder. Sweet potato would be an uncommon cause. An allergist can test specifically for sweet potato to help sort this out. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a sweet potato trigger an allergy?

Please tell me, could a sweet potato trigger an allergy?

Not sure: It would be unusual for one to be allergic to sweet potatoes but possible. Not sure what is meant by can a sweet potatoe trigger an allergy. ...Read more

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Possible potato allergy? What symptoms?

Possible potato allergy? What symptoms?

Like other foods: Food allergy usually starts within 30 min. And involves some or all of following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomitting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, flushing, itchy skin, hives, chest tightness, wheezing, runny/stuffy nose, itchy/watery eyes, lightheadedness/low bp. It is rare to have a single symptom except itchy mouth and symptoms resolve within 24 hours. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Potato allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Potato allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case potato will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. 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

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Does anyone know anything about potato allergy?

Does anyone know anything about potato allergy?

True allergy rare: True potato allergy unusual and would have typical multi-organ symptoms, e.g. Itchy/swollen mouth/throat, GI upset, hives, low bp. More common is oral allergy syndrome due to allergic antibodies to birch or grass pollen that cross react with potato protein and cause itchy, slightly swollen lips, mouth, throat and can be prevented by thorough cooking of the potato. ...Read more

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Possible potato allergy? What type of preparation and what symptoms?

Possible potato allergy? What type of preparation and what symptoms?

Potato.: Food allergy can affect many target organs but most commonly the skin, GI tract and occasionally aggrevate asthma. In rare cases back pain or arthritic type symptoms can be related as it is a nightshade. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any experience with potato allergy? How can I fix potatoes to avoid it?

Does anyone have any experience with potato allergy? How can I fix potatoes to avoid it?

Depends on reaction: If you have a systemic reaction involving multiple symptoms (itchy mouth, GI symptoms, itchy skin, wheeze, etc) then you probably have a true allergy and must avoid all potato. If all you get is itchy mouth (and you have spring hayfever) then you may have oral allergy syndrome, where allergic antibody to birch pollen cross-reacts with potato, so may be able to eat well cooked potato. Consult md. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a white potato allergy and was wondering if I have to avoid all potatoes or can I eat sweet potatoes?

Not necessarily: I'm not sure how you were diagnosed with white potato allergy, but it does not mean you are allergic to sweet potatoes. I would recommend testing with a board certified allergist to confirm these allergies. ...Read more

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Are potato chips safe for oral allergy syndrome?

Are potato chips safe for oral allergy syndrome?

generally yes: The most common foods for oral allergy syndrome now known as pollen-food allergy syndrome is melons, banana, apple and other fresh fruits and some vegetables. Potato allergy is uncommon. Typically it is the "raw" fruit or vegetable that has the heat sensitive protein. Since potato chips are cooked they are usually very well tolerated. ...Read more