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Regarding kiwi fruit allergy? What are symptoms?

Regarding kiwi fruit allergy? What are symptoms?

Various: Eating kiwi, if you are allergic to it, may cause itchy mouth, sore mouth, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, hives, skin itching, drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, or even death. This is a partial list of potential symptoms. You may only get 1 or 2 of these. Symptoms with kiwi could also indicate an allergy to ragweed or latex.

Dr. John Chiu
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Does eating fruits, vegetables, and exercising alleviate allergy symptoms?

Does eating fruits, vegetables, and exercising alleviate allergy symptoms?

No, but it's healthy: Leading a healthy life style is good for your health and for your immune system, however allergy in its broadest meaning is hyperactive immune system not a weak one. So while doing so is good for your health, your allergy symptoms won't go away unless you know the triggers, avoid them and get treatment if need be, good luck

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Does steaming fruits get rid of symptoms from oral allergy syndrome?

Does steaming fruits get rid of symptoms from oral allergy syndrome?

Unlikely: Rather boiling or cooking, proteins need to denatured (destroyed), to stop them from triggering the symptoms. Unlikely that steaming alone would be enough, best wishes

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I have a shellfish allergy. But recently I've noticed when I eat desserts or fruits I have similar symptoms as the shellfish allergy. What is it?

I have a shellfish allergy. But recently I've noticed when I eat desserts or fruits I have similar symptoms as the shellfish allergy. What is it?

Depends: What are the symptoms of shellfish allergy. It does not sound like full-blown anaphylaxis with the deserts (or you are remarkably cavalier). Oral itching or even swelling can occur with nuts or fruits contained in the deserts. If these are the only symptoms, could be oral allergy syndrome (or pollen-food syndrome). Allergens usually labile so as not to produce "full-blown" food allergy.

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I have suddenly developed an allergy to fruit?

I have suddenly developed an allergy to fruit?

What reaction?: You don't tell us what symptoms you have. Some reactions to fruit may be cross reactive with pollen, for instance honeydew melon and ragweed, avocado, banana, kiwi and latex. It is unusual, but not impossible for an adult to develop new food allergy.

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Will my fruit allergies get better or worse as I age?

Will my fruit allergies get better or worse as I age?

Unchanged: While many food allergies will resolve for children, it is less likely for adult food allergies to resolve. Fruit allergies don't necessarily get worse or better. However, allergic reactions are less likely in the elderly. Many fruit allergies cause mouth or palate itching, called pollen food syndrome, that is related to cross reactive proteins in pollen and food. These are mild usually.

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I have an allergy to fresh fruit and vegetables. Only fresh. I can eat out of a can, cooked or frozen, but not fresh. Any solutions?

Yes: Oral allergy syndrome is the result of heat sensitive proteins in the fruit or vegetable that your are eating that cross react with seasonal pollens. In general, when the fruit or vegetable are cooked the protein is destroyed and the patients will not have symptoms. Very rarely oas can be severe thus proper evaluation by your local allergists is required to make sure this is nothing more severe.

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Strawberry allergy to conventional fruit or organic also?

Strawberry allergy to conventional fruit or organic also?

The same allergen: Whether a fruit is organic or not, does not matter for conventional food allergies. The allergen in the fruit will be the same. Bottomline, always avoid the fruit you are allergic to.

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I'm just wondering, if you have a tropical fruit allergy is it typical to develop allergy to fresh string beans?

I'm just wondering, if you have a tropical fruit allergy is it typical to develop allergy to fresh string beans?

Food allergy: When you have a real food allergy, you have more risk of developing other allergies including different food. Tropical fruit and string beans should not cross react. It is rare to have fruit allergy since fruit is not very allergenic. Most of the time, it is due to cross reactivity with pollens. An allergist can help you tease out all of those questions.

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Can a tonsillectomy cause allergies to fruit?

Can a tonsillectomy cause allergies to fruit?

No: Tonsillectomy should have no correlation with development of food allergies.

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What is the definition or description of: Kiwi fruit allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Kiwi fruit allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case kiwi will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. 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.

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Around fruit and orcharads forever. Can anyone have a sudden cherry allergy?

Around fruit and orcharads forever. Can anyone have a sudden cherry allergy?

Yes: Allergies can develop at any time. The likelihood of developing an allergy is dependent on exposure and genetics. That is, if you come from an allergic family, you are more likely to develop allergies at some time in your life. The specific triggers as to why an allergy develops at a particular time is not known, but exposure does influence this.

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Could anyone give their opinion? Could I have tropical or kiwi fruit allergy?

Could anyone give their opinion? Could I have tropical or kiwi fruit allergy?

Yes: Allergies are your body's response to foods or other items that you come in contact with. Kiwi is a potential allergen (item that causes allergies); I know of at least one individual who develops an anaphylactic reaction to kiwi.

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Around fruit and orcharads forever. Can anyone develop a sudden cherry allergy?

Around fruit and orcharads forever. Can anyone develop a sudden cherry allergy?

Yes.: Food allergy can occur at any age. Cherry reactions can be due to allergic antibody (ige) directed at cherry protein resulting in itchy mouth/throat, GI symptoms, hives, etc so all cherries must be avoided. Reactions also be due to birch pollen ige which cross-reacts with cherry, resulting in only itchy mouth/throat and heating/canning cherries destroys the cross-reacting proteins so no reaction.

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I have an allergy to fruit and I eat so much junk food but I am still losing weight!?

I have an allergy to fruit and I eat so much junk food but I am still losing weight!?

See Allergist: It is unlikely that you are allergic to all fruit so seeing an Allergist for further workup and testing would be beneficial to determine exactly what you are and aren't allergic to. A diet heavy in junk food provides little nutrition. Would suggest substituting more vegetables, lean meats, and once seen by Allergist, fruits. To gain weight safely, working with a nutritionist can be helpful.

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I have oas (oral allergy syndrome) and I am also a pescetarian, I was wondering what kind of fruit I can eat?

Oral allergy: You can pre treat with an antihistamine before ingesting fruit or you can get allergy shots for tree pollen that with time tame your reactions to fruits, see an allergist for best advice.

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If I have pollen allergy which fruit I can eat?

If I have pollen allergy which fruit I can eat?

Depends: There is a clinical syndrome called oral allergy syndrome in which some patients who have seasonal allergies can have symptoms, typically limited to the mouth area, to certain fresh fruits and vegetables. Not all allergy patients have these symptoms. Some of the classic associations are birch -apple and ragweed - melons.

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I have fruit allergies, how could I still get a good daily intake of nutrients?

Yes: It depends on the type of fruit allergy you have. People with pollen allergies often complain of mouth itching and throat itching when eating some fresh fruits. In these cases, the fruits can usually be eaten in cooked form. If you have a more severe reaction, then it is usually to only a fees fruits, and you can eat others. Consult an allergist to clarify your condition.

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