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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
Mom has become allergic to potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, dairy, nuts, etc. Face swells, rash, blurred vision. Could radiation for cancer cause this.
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
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
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
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
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
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
If I eat the same food almost every day (sweet potato) or rice :) can I develop and allergy to it?
No: Allergy to foods is determined through complex interaction between genetics and environment, ...Read more
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
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