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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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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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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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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