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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Be Allergic To Strawberry Leaves But Not The Strawberry Itself

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Is it possible to be allergic to strawberry leaves but not the strawberry itself?

Is it possible to be allergic to strawberry leaves but not the strawberry itself?

Yes: Some folks develop hives when they touch the leaves of some plants. This is called contact urticaria and is common with juniper, squash, pumpkin and tomato. They don't necessarily have allergy symptoms when they eat the fruit of the plant. I haven't heard of anyone else with strawberry leaf allergy but it's certainly possible. Get someone else to do the picking & enjoy the eating. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to artificial strawberry flavour and not be allergic to actual strawberries?

Can you be allergic to artificial strawberry flavour and not be allergic to actual strawberries?

Yes: You can be allergic to artificial flavors which are man-made chemicals and have no relation to a real food ...Read more

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If I don't have an allergic reaction to strawberries in yogurt, can I safely eat fresh or store bought strawberries?

If I don't have an allergic reaction to strawberries in yogurt, can I safely eat fresh or store bought strawberries?

It sounds kind of: amazing that you are 51 years old and don't know if you are allergic to strawberries or not? Is there be some reason why you have avoided them all these years? Perhaps you were told you had an allergic reaction as a child? If so, the fact that you tolerated them in yogurt is reassuring. I would eat 1/2 a strawberry; wait a day or so. Then, if ok, eat 5 or 6; wait another day. If good, go for it ...Read more

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What does a strawberry allergy look like in an allergic person?

What does a strawberry allergy look like in an allergic person?

Same as 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.


Allergic reactions to fo. ...Read more

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Rash from strawberry leaves? Do people have contact allergy to them?

Rash from strawberry leaves?  Do people have contact allergy to them?

Possible: Plant leaves contain chemicals that can lead to an allergic reaction. Additionally, food crops may be sprayed with materials which can also lead to rashes. Contact allergies generally result from repeated exposure to a substance. In the future, wear gloves or some other protective barrier to limit exposure. Additionally, wash well after contact. See your doctor if persists or worsens. ...Read more

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My toddler has had an allergic reaction to strawberries. How do I confirm a true allergy?

My toddler has had an allergic reaction to strawberries. How do I confirm a true allergy?

Skin test: If the reaction was severe, your child should be skin tested to strawberries and then if negative or weakly positive, openly challenged in the allergist's office in a safe manner. It is ok to simply challenge your child again only if the reaction didn't require any medical attention or medication in order to resolve. ...Read more

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My friend in highschool is allergic to strawberries and I want to protect her. Since I have Claritin (loratadine) sometimes, can I give one to her when expoused?

My friend in highschool is allergic to strawberries and I want to protect her. Since I have Claritin (loratadine) sometimes, can I give one to her when expoused?

Yes but Epi needed: If the reaction is an anaphylactic one, she needs to carry a 2-pack epinephrine kit with her since no oral medication can save her from a severe attack. Antihistamine may help an itchy mouth but not potent or fast enough to do much for severe allergic reactions. Vigilance is still the best approach. ...Read more

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I think I may be allergic to strawberries. Is there an allergy test for that so I know what to avoid?

I think I may be allergic to strawberries. Is there an allergy test for that so I know what to avoid?

Yes: There are plenty allergy test available. Talk to your family physician and see an allergy specialist. ...Read more

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Every time I eat strawberry banana ice cream,I have diarrhea.Am I allergic to dairy?to the strawberry only?is it allergy reaction?How bad?

Every time I eat strawberry banana ice cream,I have diarrhea.Am I allergic to dairy?to the strawberry only?is it allergy reaction?How bad?

Impossible to say: If you can eat other flavors of ice cream it is not a problem with diary. Have the issue evaluated or just select a different flavor. ...Read more

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What types of food can I eat if i'm allergic to all tree nuts soy bean soy whey sun flower and strawberries and fresh fruits?

What types of food can I eat if i'm allergic to all tree nuts  soy bean soy whey sun flower  and strawberries and fresh fruits?

? Truly Allergic: Many patients claim to be allergic to foods but on allergy testing are negative. Furthermore positive reactions don't in themselves mean one is allergic but that one has allergic antibodies to foods. Many patients with reactions on testing to peanut have developed tolerance to foods.
You need to see an allergist, get tested and possibly have an elimination and food challenges done. ...Read more

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6 1/2 month be allergic to apricots and/or strawberries (given separately, days apart). Her face gota "rosey" look on her nose, one cheek and forehead?

6 1/2 month be allergic to apricots and/or strawberries (given separately, days apart). Her face gota "rosey" look on her nose, one cheek and forehead?

Can be: There good reason to delay such foods until after a year of age when an infants intestine has finished developing.Early foods need to be low in their allergic potential, like rice cereal &bland vegetables. Do not assume the baby looks at these as a treat. You might try these again after a year but you may have uncovered or triggered a long term allergy. ...Read more

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15w pregnant. Can a baby in utero be allergic to certain foods? I ate a KitKat w/ artificial strawberry flavor& >5mins later I was puking my guts out!

15w pregnant. Can a baby in utero be allergic to certain foods? I ate a KitKat w/ artificial strawberry flavor& >5mins later I was puking my guts out!

Stomach rejection: Your stomach, not the pregnancy, rejected the Kit Kat offering to the "candy gods". Balanced nutrition is essential to good fetal health and a ongoing diet of candy, soda and chips does not qualify for the definition of "balanced nutrition." Imagine for a moment that your fetus is on your "blood cafeteria line' and what foods are available is all that can be selected for growth and development. ...Read more

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My brother takes protein shakes its called whey (in strawberry flavor) hes not allergic to strawberry , is it safe could it cause him allergy?

My brother takes protein shakes its called whey (in strawberry flavor) hes not allergic to strawberry , is it safe could it cause him allergy?

Whey protein: Whey is a good source of protein and is usually a cow milk product. It is safe except for those allergic to cow milk. Strawberry flavor can be almost anything and may or maynot actually have strawberry in it. Best to avoid flavorings and chemicals in processed foods. ...Read more

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Could my son be allergic to red dye my 6yr old son gets a rash on his mouth and chin when he eats or drinks anything red.We assumened it was strawberries and stopped givin them but i noticed its anyhing red.He had a cherry flav water ice tonite and got th

Could my son be allergic to red dye my 6yr old son gets a rash on his mouth and chin when he eats or drinks anything red.We assumened it was strawberries and stopped givin them but i noticed its anyhing red.He had a cherry flav water ice tonite and got th

Look at red#40: Red # 40 is a common additive to foods and beverages in the US.It is banned in some European countries because of the frequency people have problems with it.Look at labels and you should see it listed in contents.It is in Big Red, Tropical Punch, most strawberry or pink lemonade, etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to not be allergic to a strawbeery itself but its leaves?

Strawberry allergy: It is theoretically possible to be allergic to anything but allergy to green, leafy vegetables is uncommon. ...Read more

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Can I have an allergic reaction to a plant that isnt in bloom? It always has green leaves but it only blooms once in its lifetime. Its not flowering.

Can I have an allergic reaction to a plant that isnt in bloom? It always has green leaves but it only blooms once in its lifetime. Its not flowering.

Allergies : Most plant-related allergies are in the setting of plants that are in bloom. For example, spring allergies in NYC are typically linked to increased tree pollen and grass pollen counts. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to 5 different antibiotics, what is the cause of this? I, terrified to leave the house due to catching something.

I'm allergic to 5 different antibiotics, what is the cause of this?  I, terrified to leave the house due to catching something.

See allergist: I advise seeing an allergist. You may truly be allergic to 5 antibiotics but some of them may be in the same class. Also, what many people think are allergies (like stomach upset) are not allergies at all but sensitivities or expected side effects. Regardless, you should be tested by an allergist in case you need an antibiotic in the future for a specific infection but are "allergic" to it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Effexor (venlafaxine) XR to leave your system? I have decreased to 75mg and will be put on another med as i'm allergic to effexor (venlafaxine).

How long does it take for Effexor (venlafaxine) XR to leave your system? I have decreased to 75mg and will be put on another med as i'm allergic to effexor (venlafaxine).

Effexor (venlafaxine) XR: Eliminating immediate-release Effexor (venlafaxine) takes about 3 days, but the elimination of the xr form depends on its absorption -- which can add 15 hours or so to the whole process. So, 4-5 days should be reasonable. ...Read more

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Everytime I get bit by a mosquito it leaves big hard itchy bumps on me and sometimes they hurt. Could it be that I'm allergic to them?

Everytime I get bit by a mosquito it leaves big hard itchy bumps on me and sometimes they hurt. Could it be that I'm allergic to them?

Yes: Nearly everyone becomes allergic sooner or later to mosquito venom after a few bites. Try antihistamine. Some people get a huge reaction called Skeeter's syndrome which may require more intense treatment but neither is life-threatening. ...Read more

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Can allergic skin reaction (1st bright red now brown & scabbing) can leave the skin permanently hyperpigmented or with brown marks?will it resolve?

Can allergic skin reaction (1st bright red now brown & scabbing) can leave the skin permanently hyperpigmented or with brown marks?will it resolve?

Depends: Allergic reactions can cause skin hyperpigmentation. Depending on what caused the reaction (contact allergy or hives or irritant reaction or drug rash), the hyperpigmentation may or may not resolve. Hyperpigmetation can fade over time if there is no repetitive skin irritation. Scabbing and oozing can be signs of infection, kindly have the rash evaluated if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more

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Over the last couple months, my skin itches and when scratched it swells and leaves bumps, almost like an allergic reaction what can be causing this?

Over the last couple months, my skin itches and when scratched it swells and leaves bumps, almost like an allergic reaction what can be causing this?

Lots of things.: There are a number of possible causes of itching;it's a good idea to see your doctor to determine the specific cause and any treatment needed. ...Read more

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Hello good evening, my daughter has allergic reaction on her face when her friend put facial mask, they leave on her face overnight two nights ago. ?

Hello good evening, my daughter has allergic reaction on her face when her friend put facial mask, they leave on her face overnight two nights ago. ?

Contact dermatitis: It is possible to have an allergic reaction to almost any facial product, but it is also important to read the instructions well.Not all masks should be kept on overnight, but some are okay.Your daughter should avoid putting any creams/products on her face (give the skin a break), take an oral antihistamine if there is itching. Cold compresses help with swelling/itching also. If not better see Dr ...Read more