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Strawberry and orange allergy? Why me?

Strawberry and orange allergy? Why me?

Sensitivity: We do not know why a specific substance, drug or product will cause an allergic reaction in a given person. It is obviously a sensitivity of their immune system and of course requires exposure to the agent which in your case were strawberries and oranges. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Strawberry and orange allergy? Why me?

Sensitivity: We do not know why a specific substance, drug or product will cause an allergic reaction in a given person. It is obviously a sensitivity of their immune system and of course requires exposure to the agent which in your case were strawberries and oranges. ...Read more

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Now i've heard everything! orange allergy?

Now i've heard everything! orange allergy?

Sure: You can be allergic to anything that has proteins - plants, animals, and derivatives from them. ...Read more

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Is orange allergy to the inside or to the peel?

Is orange allergy to the inside or to the peel?

Either or birch tree: Reactions to orange can be either to the peel or the pulp (the fleshy part of the orange). Many people who have only itching in their mouth & throat after eating oranges and other raw fruits and vegetables actually have oral allergy syndrome. Oas is caused by allergy to birch tree pollen and the immune system mistaking fruit proteins for pollen allergens. Which one is your problem? ...Read more

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If an orange allergy is to the peel, can you eat oranges if somebody else peels them?

If an orange allergy is to the peel, can you eat oranges if somebody else peels them?

Yes: Watch out for blue curacao, a liquer made from the peel of the laraha citrus plant. This citrus plant is closely related to the valencia orange. ...Read more

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Sudden orange and lemon allergy? Would I react to grapefruit and lime also?

Sudden orange and lemon allergy? Would I react to grapefruit and lime also?

Likely: If you are having trouble with citrus fruits, there most likely will be a cross reaction amongst all of them. ...Read more

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If you have allergies to different pollens is it likely you'll be allergic to orange pekoe and other types of tea since it's made from plants?

If you have allergies to different pollens is it likely you'll be allergic to orange pekoe and other types of tea since it's made from plants?

No: You should be fine. There is definitely Food / Pollen allergic cross reactivity between pollens and certain common fruits as in the "Oral Allergy Syndrome" but this tends not to occur with plants in general. ...Read more