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Pineapple Allergy Symptoms
Typical symptoms: Food allergy usually starts within 30 min. And involves some or all 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
Allergy to any food, in this case pineapple 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 ...Read more
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
Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case pineapple 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. ...Read more
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
After raw pineapple on the island, had diarrhea for days afterwards. Does anyone know what would cause a pineapple allergy?
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
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
Pineapple: This is not an allergy. Is it perhaps that the fruit is too acidic? ...Read more
Unusual: A true allergy to pineapple is highly unusual however pineapple can cause sores in the mouth. You will need to be more specific about the allergies on your face. ...Read more
Allergy: Avoid pineapple juice for now.Get a more detailed answer ›
My toddler had pinapple squash and she had a bad stomach again, what can you tell me about dairy/gluten allergy and IBS in toddlers?
IBS, a functional: Disorder, not a disease, can occur in kids with chronic stress, especially from physical or psychological abuse, but essentially never in toddlers. Test for milk protein & other food allergies, celiac disease, lactose & fructose intolerance before restricting a toddler's diet. Excessive juice drinking can cause diarrhea in toddlers; they need none. Limit milk & milk products to 16-2- oz./day. ...Read more
Identify, avoid, med: In order to reduce allergy symptoms, it is key to identify what the allergy is. See an allergist for testing. After identification, avoidance measures as possible followed by medications. If one is still suffering from allergies despite avoidance measures and medications, then allergy injections may be a very good option. ...Read more
Upper airway: stuffy nose, itchy nose, sneezing, sniffing, itchy roof of mouth or throat, itchy, watery eyes.
Lungs: coughing, wheezing, chest pain, shortness of breath
skin: itchy rash. (itchy without rash, rash not itchy is not allergy)
gi: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea after eating certain foods. Gi symptoms are not specific to allergy. History is very important. ...Read more
Avoid cats: If that's at all possible, avoidance is the best measure, however if not possible, bathing the cat once every week at least is advisable, owning a less hairy female cat, all this might be helpfull, more of help though is seeing an allergist for examination and testing to decide on whether further cat exposure isn't harmful, and whether u r a candidate for immunotherapy against cat dander. ...Read more
Keeps coming back: They are similar! Itchy nose, sneezing, nasal congeston, running nose, coughing, sinus pain/fullness, post nasal drip. No fever with allergies, though. And most with allergies don't 'feel sick'; but they do feel tired, fatigued, wiped out. Why? Because allergies, like colds, tigger immune responses that sap energy. ...Read more
Sometimes difficult: But except in very severe cases of allergy, people don't lose appetite with allergy which is also not associated with a fever. Allergy may also be seasonal. Cold is more common when school starts and in the winter, allergy in the warmer months. Cold is not relieved by antihistamine which does reduce allergic symptoms. Hope these points are helpful. ...Read more
Indoor allergies: Common indoor allergens include dust mite and animal dander. Other less common indoor allergens are mold, cockroach, other pets (birds, rodents), and feathers (pillows, comforters). During tree, grass or weed pollen season, pollen may blow through screens or open doors or windows, making it seem like indoor allergens. An allergist can perform skin tests for these and have an answer in 20 min. ...Read more
Cedar.: Cedar symptoms are the same as any other inhalent allergy. If you are asthmatic, it may cause asthma, it may cause nasal or eye allergies just like ragweed. It does not cause a fever unless there is a complication. Sometimes cedar allergic patients have problems with other similar trees such as christmas boughs or trees. A tip off is that it affects patients in the winter months. ...Read more
Same for all foods: Allergic reaction to any food produces some or all following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, itchy/red skin, hives, nasal congestion, chest tightness, wheezing (especially in asthmatic), light headedness, low bp. These symptoms will occur each time as little as one sip or bite of the food is eaten. Avoid dairy until consult md. ...Read more
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