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Is it possible to be allergic to lettuce?

Is it possible to be allergic to lettuce?

Possible: The most common food allergens are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and fish. Other foods can cause allergic reaction but are much less likely. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to pork?

Is it possible to be allergic to pork?

Yes: But from what i understand - pork allergies are rare. People may also be reacting to processing chemicals in the pork. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to chocolate?

Is it possible to be allergic to chocolate?

Sort of... : Cocoa allergy can exist, but is fairly rare. Most of the allergic reactions that occur to chocolate is due to other ingredients, commonly milk, tree nuts and peanuts. See an allergists for a detailed history and proper testing to diagnose this and other food allergies. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to aspartame?

There are people: Who think they have somatic symptoms after ingesting aspartame, but it has never been demonstrated in valid scientific experiments. Don't believe everything you hear from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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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 lobster but not other shell fish?

Yes: Yes you can be allergic to lobster and not other shell fish. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to peanut butter and not boiled peanuts?

Is it possible to be allergic to peanut butter and not boiled peanuts?

Unlikely: Roasted peanuts (peanut butter) are more allergenic than peanuts processed in other manners (boiled, pickled or fried) . Ara h2 peanut protein is more responsible for anaphylaxis. However, once a person is sensitized and allergic to peanuts (especially if severe), i would be very cautious and continue to avoid peanuts in all forms including boiled until better tests are available. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to water?

Is it possible to be allergic to water?

Water: Not water per se, but contents or chemicals in it, such as chlorine or Fluoride or contaminants. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to polyester?

Is it possible to be allergic to polyester?

Not that I'm aware: Polyester is a synthetic polymer. I am not aware of reports of polyester allergy that have been reported. ...Read more

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How rare is it to be allergic to coffee?

How rare is it to be allergic to coffee?

Distinctly unusual: The most common food allergens are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanut, tree nuts, shellfish and fish. These account for 90 - 95% of all food allergens. Coffee allergy is distinctly unusual. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to my multi-vitamin?

Is it possible to be allergic to my multi-vitamin?

See below: Not the vitamins, but perhaps the inert components of the tablet. Try changing brands. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to be allergic to water?

Is it possible for someone to be allergic to water?

Skin reaction?: If you mean by allergic to water developing hives from water contact in pools, etc, yes it can happen. You cannot be allergic to drinking water, you are 90% made out of it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to fragrences?

Is it possible to be allergic to fragrences?

Yes: Fragrance can act as an irritant to trigger increased respiratory symptoms of asthma and allergic / nonallergic rhinitis. It can also be responsible for allergic contact dermatitis, that is a rash occurring in locations touched by the fragrance containing product. Symptoms should improve with avoidance. An allergist can help determine if fragrance is the culprit. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to be allergic to fish?

Is it possible for me to be allergic to fish?

Yes: It is possible for anyone to be allergic to fish. What will determine a true allergy is having a physician take a proper history and if needed perform allergy testing and / or oral challenges. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to all fruits and vegetables?

Is it possible to be allergic to all fruits and vegetables?

Unlikely: Although certain fruits or vegetable share common allergens, it is highly unlikely that anyone can be allergic to all. For example, people allergic to ragweed may have problem with banana, melon, and cantaloupe. People allergic to birch pollen may react to apple, pear etc. ...Read more