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Pineapple allergy question?--what are symptoms?

Pineapple allergy question?--what are symptoms?

Typical symptoms: 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. ...Read more

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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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How do I know if I have pineapple allergy?

How do I know if I have pineapple allergy?

See Allergist: Food allergies are typically an immediate reaction minutes to a half hour after ingestion of concerning food with symptoms ranging anywhere from hives, wheezing, itching, shortness of breath, wheezing, vomiting, or syncope (fainting). If this sounds familiar or you are concerned see an Allergist for skin or blood testing to sort things out. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pineapple allergy.?

What to do if I have a pineapple allergy.?

Avoidance: In general the treatment of a food allergy is avoidance of the offending allergen. However Some fruit allergies are due to cross reacting pollen allergens. In this case people may tolerate the fruit if peeled or cooked. ...Read more

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I think I have a pineapple allergy, what should I do?

I think I have a pineapple allergy, what should I do?

Avoidance: Like any food allergy, avoidance will be the answer. But before you do that, if you are not sure you have it, talk to an allergist. Keep in mind that the current testing options (blood and skin test) are not perfect; they can overdiagnose and underdiagnose food allergy. ...Read more

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How long does pineapple allergy rash last?

How long does pineapple allergy rash last?

Few hours: If the rash (usually hives) doesn't resolve within a few hours of staying away from pineapples, it probably has another cause. ...Read more

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I got an epipen (epinephrine) for a severe pineapple allergy. How long will it last, what would you recommend?

Epi: They usually last a year but need to check expiration date on device itself. Keep out of extreme temperatures ( do not leave in hot car, freezer, etc) ...Read more

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After raw pineapple on the island, had diarrhea for days afterwards. Does anyone know what would cause a pineapple allergy?

After raw pineapple on the island, had diarrhea for days afterwards. Does anyone know what would cause a pineapple allergy?

Not an allergy: Diarrhea is not an allergic reaction. In all probability the pineapple (or something else you ate) was not cleaned properly, and you swallowed some bacteria that caused the diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can a mild allergy to pineapple lead to the same reactions/allergy to fresh grapefruit? Why would it occur?

Can a mild allergy to pineapple lead to the same reactions/allergy to fresh grapefruit? Why would it occur?

Not usually: Although some fruits share common allergens (melon/banana, avocado/banana), pineapple and grapefruits are not known to cross react. However you may be at a higher risk of developing allergy to other citrus fruits from grapefruit allergy. ...Read more

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How do you treat allergies to pineapple juice?

How do you treat allergies to pineapple juice?

Avoidance: Currently the best treatment approach for food allergies (including pineapple) is to avoid ingesting it. In the future, there will likely be methods of oral desensitization, but these are not ready for "prime time.". ...Read more

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Allergies to pineapple, eggs & wine--what is the common denominator?

Allergies to pineapple, eggs & wine--what is the common denominator?

Your immune system: You have a tendency to develop allergies to foreign proteins in your diet. I am interested in your wine allergy. Reactions to wine are either pharmacologic - the alcohol & other ingredients care drugs that cause nasal congestion or the sulfiting agents in the wine trigger asthma. Wine is often clarified by dropping a raw egg through it. If you are very allergic to egg this could be a denominator. ...Read more