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Question to all the pear allergy sufferers! are apples a problem also?

Question to all the pear allergy sufferers! are apples a problem also?

Sometimes: Many pear allergy sufferers have allergies to apples too (or at least a mild intolerance). But that is not always the case. Your allergist can determine for sure. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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Question to all the pear allergy sufferers! are apples a problem also?

Sometimes: Many pear allergy sufferers have allergies to apples too (or at least a mild intolerance). But that is not always the case. Your allergist can determine for sure. ...Read more

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As an adult, i've developed allergies to various fruit - peaches, apples, pears, cherries, nectarines and more.   organic too what could be the cause?

As an adult, i've developed allergies to various fruit - peaches, apples, pears, cherries, nectarines and more.   organic too what could be the cause?

Oral allergy syndrom: These symptoms are usually due to a reaction to proteins in fruits and vegetables that cross react with (are similar to) proteins in pollens. This syndrome typically only occurs upon eating the raw fruit and vegetable. If you can tolerate these fruits in cooked or processed forms (apple juice, apple pie, canned peaches, etc.) this confirms that oral allergy syndrome is the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have allergies to milk, peanuts, lemon, watermelon, and pears what to eat at theme park, what do you recommend?

I have allergies to milk, peanuts, lemon, watermelon, and pears what to eat at theme park, what do you recommend?

See allergist: It is unusual to be allergic to so many food items with totally different structures. You need to consult an allergist to first find out if you are indeed allergic before you can deal with your "allergies" effectively. In the meanwhile, ask questions in restaurants and read labels. ...Read more

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My 8y.O. Daughter recently developed allergies to cat and apple, pear & banana (itchy palate) but not to berries/watermelon. Seems like random food?

My 8y.O. Daughter recently developed allergies to cat and apple, pear & banana (itchy palate) but not to berries/watermelon.  Seems like random food?

Oral Allergy Syndrom: This is known as oral allergy syndrome. And it simply is a cross-reaction to her pollen allergies which is likely trees, grasses and/or weeds. See an allergist for testing and more information. http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions-a-to-z-search/oral-allergy-syndrome-%28oas%29.aspx. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an oral allergy? Whenever I eat carrots, apples, nuts such as almonds, pears, avocados I get an itchy throat or swelled lips

What are the symptoms of an oral allergy? Whenever I eat carrots, apples, nuts such as almonds, pears, avocados I get an itchy throat or swelled lips

Exactly that: allergy symptoms can vary from skin rash all the way to anaphylaxis, so what you describe would be consistent with allergic symptoms. suggest seeing an allergist for complete testing and prn meds ...Read more

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What's the difference between a food allergy and "oral allergy syndrome"?

What's the difference between a food allergy and "oral allergy syndrome"?

Cause of Oral allerg: Oas is seen when people with high level of ragweed pollen allergy feel itchy mouth and throat when they eat melons, (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew and rarely cucumbers). Also, birch pollen allergy triggers this when eating peach family fruits ( cherries, apricots, nectarines, etc...), apples and pears. Diagnosis is made by positive tests to the pollen and history. Pollen immunotherapy may help. ...Read more

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