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Doctor insights on: Sweet Potato Allergy Symptoms

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Possible potato allergy? What symptoms?

Possible potato allergy? What symptoms?

Like other foods: 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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Potato Allergy (Definition)

Allergy to any food, in this case potato will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and ...Read more


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Possible potato allergy? What type of preparation and what symptoms?

Possible potato allergy? What type of preparation and what symptoms?

Potato.: Food allergy can affect many target organs but most commonly the skin, GI tract and occasionally aggrevate asthma. In rare cases back pain or arthritic type symptoms can be related as it is a nightshade. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a white potato allergy and was wondering if I have to avoid all potatoes or can I eat sweet potatoes?

Not necessarily: I'm not sure how you were diagnosed with white potato allergy, but it does not mean you are allergic to sweet potatoes. I would recommend testing with a board certified allergist to confirm these allergies. ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about potato allergy?

Does anyone know anything about potato allergy?

True allergy rare: True potato allergy unusual and would have typical multi-organ symptoms, e.g. Itchy/swollen mouth/throat, GI upset, hives, low bp. More common is oral allergy syndrome due to allergic antibodies to birch or grass pollen that cross react with potato protein and cause itchy, slightly swollen lips, mouth, throat and can be prevented by thorough cooking of the potato. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Potato allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Potato allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case potato will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. It is caused by IgE antibody against a specific protein in the food. 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

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Does anyone have any experience with potato allergy? How can I fix potatoes to avoid it?

Does anyone have any experience with potato allergy? How can I fix potatoes to avoid it?

Depends on reaction: If you have a systemic reaction involving multiple symptoms (itchy mouth, GI symptoms, itchy skin, wheeze, etc) then you probably have a true allergy and must avoid all potato. If all you get is itchy mouth (and you have spring hayfever) then you may have oral allergy syndrome, where allergic antibody to birch pollen cross-reacts with potato, so may be able to eat well cooked potato. Consult md. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a sweet potato trigger an allergy?

Please tell me, could a sweet potato trigger an allergy?

Not sure: It would be unusual for one to be allergic to sweet potatoes but possible. Not sure what is meant by can a sweet potatoe trigger an allergy. ...Read more

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Allergy of sweet potato, is it possible?

Allergy of sweet potato, is it possible?

Yes, but uncommon: Sweet potato has been identified as a trigger of food induced colitis in infants. This is an unusual disorder. Theoretically, any food can potentially trigger an allergic disorder. Sweet potato would be an uncommon cause. An allergist can test specifically for sweet potato to help sort this out. ...Read more

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Been having excess mucus after I eat almost anything. Is it an allergy to the food? Had it tonight with sweet potato. Or could it be bc of GERD?

Been having excess mucus after I eat almost anything. Is it an allergy to the food? Had it tonight with sweet potato. Or could it be bc of GERD?

Hard to know: Secretions from the nasal mucosa that increase after a meal is usually due to firing of nerves related to food digestion, but that have side effects in the nose. Its called gustatory rhinitis and is treatable with nasal medication if severe or bothersome. Acid reflux can certainly worsen rhinitis, but usually not immediately unless there is also heartburn/metalic taste. Not food allergy. ...Read more

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Doctor suggested elimination diet to see if symptoms caused by food allergies. Can I eat potatoes on diet? What is your opinion on this form of action?

Doctor suggested elimination diet to see if symptoms caused by food allergies. Can I eat potatoes on diet? What is your opinion on this form of action?

This is a good way: To see if any of your foods are causing your symptoms. You should start by eating what you would normally eat, but eliminate one food for about 1 week and see if the symptoms go away. If not, move on to eliminating a 2nd food...and so on. Potatoes are generally not very allergenic, depending on how they are cooked and what else is added to them. You can do the same trial with them. ...Read more

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When I eat diary produtcs and patato I get itchy scalp and thin hair but when don't eat symptoms get disappear prick test of food allergy is negative?

When I eat diary produtcs and patato I get itchy scalp and thin hair but when don't eat symptoms get disappear prick test of food allergy is negative?

Great Detective work: The hardest part in diagnosing adverse reactions to foods is to tie in the right food with the symptoms. You have already found the offending foods. It doesn't matter that the skin test is negative. It appears that your symptoms are too mild to elicit a positive prick skin test or the antigen may have been changed when the testing material was prepared. Continue to avoid potato and dairy. ...Read more

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Are potato chips safe for oral allergy syndrome?

Are potato chips safe for oral allergy syndrome?

Generally yes: The most common foods for oral allergy syndrome now known as pollen-food allergy syndrome is melons, banana, apple and other fresh fruits and some vegetables. Potato allergy is uncommon. Typically it is the "raw" fruit or vegetable that has the heat sensitive protein. Since potato chips are cooked they are usually very well tolerated. ...Read more

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My son has a fruit, veggie, and rye food allergy. Are beans and potato chips safe?

My son has a fruit, veggie, and rye food allergy. Are beans and potato chips safe?

Wide categories: Beans and potatoes are vegetables, and you say your son has allergies to "veggies." Do you mean ALL "veggies" or just specific ones? (and fruits and rye, etc). If you're not sure, please check with the physician who did the food allergy testing. ...Read more

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Does a +2 on a skin allergy test mean that you should not eat anything with that item in it? The foods are milk, yeast, potato and rice

Does a +2 on a skin allergy test mean that you should not eat anything with that item in it? The foods are milk, yeast, potato and rice

Whoa: If someone has told you to shun everything to which you have supposed skin sensitivity, please get a second opinion. I'm not an allergist, but food allergies are best determined by your clinical response to a particular food. Skin tests are adjuncts at best & often misleading. Nowadays, people are disrupting their lives and those of others by overly-restrictive diets from weak evidence like this. ...Read more

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Ate chicken soup w carrots, celery, potato & rice. 5 min in, my mouth & tongue went numb. Allergy?

Ate chicken soup w carrots, celery, potato & rice. 5 min in, my mouth & tongue went numb. Allergy?

Possibly,: Was it homemade or commercially processed? Many commercially processed soups contain preservatives and flavoring/coloring agents which you may be sensitive to but not a true allergy. Do some dective work, read the labels carefully and try a good homemade organic recipe. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my allergy symptoms?

What can I do to treat my allergy symptoms?

Allergy treatment: Allergy treatment involves avoidance of the allergen whenever possible, medication to manage symptoms and in some instances allergy shots to help develop tolerance to unavoidable airborne allergens or stinging insects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could cure these allergy symptoms?

Can you tell me how I could cure these allergy symptoms?

See an allergist: See an allergist for testing and treatment options. Usually the steps are: avoidance, medications and then allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots). You can also checkout the AAAAI or ACAAI websites. ...Read more

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Could you help me with my allergy symptoms and medication?

Could you help me with my allergy symptoms and medication?

Allergies: I'm not certain what you are asking. Allergy symptoms are quite varied from sneezing, runny nose, congestion, itchy eyes, to cough, wheeze and skin symptoms such as hives, itching, rashes, eczema. Different symptoms may require different medicines from antihistamines to prescription nasal sprays, inhalers and steroid creams. Best to ask a doctor if you are not sure what to do. ...Read more

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Why are sweet potato french fries healthier than white potato french fries?

Why are sweet potato french fries healthier than white potato french fries?

Sweet potatoes: Have more fiber, fewer total carbs, more vitamin a and c. But keep in mind that fries whether white or sweet potato are still not healthy. All in moderation. Take care! ...Read more

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What's a healthy french fry substitute recipe for baked sweet potatoes fries?

What's a healthy french fry substitute recipe for baked sweet potatoes fries?

Recipe...: This is my first health tap recipe. Cut the sweet potatoes the size of french fries. (the thinned you cut them, . The faster they cook.) put them in a plastic bag with some olive oil and shake to coat them. (you can use a bowl if you wish.) bake in a 400 degree oven until done. Season to taste and enjoy. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a child to have allergy symptoms for weeks at a time or could it be something else?

Is it normal for a child to have allergy symptoms for weeks at a time or could it be something else?

Allergies chronic: Nasal allergies do tend to be chronic, with longstanding congestion, allergic shiners in a child who performs an " allergic salute" from time to time. In contrast, viral colds last a week to 10 days, then resolve completely. Keep in mind it's normal for a child to have 8 or so colds a year, mostly in the wintertime. ...Read more

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Symptoms of allergies besides pink skin?

Symptoms of allergies besides pink skin?

Several: Pinkness (or redness) along with itching, puffy red bumps along with may other findings can suggest an allergy. Having this looked at would help you narrow down the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are typical latex allergy symptoms?

What are typical latex allergy symptoms?

Latex allergy: Can vary from life threatening respiratory and throat swelling if the latex is aerosolized to simply having redness, irritation and a rash in the areas where the latex actually touches. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a real drug allergy?

What are symptoms of a real drug allergy?

Rash and anaphylaxis: The most common allergic reaction to a drug is a rash. In severe cases this is accompanied by breathing trouble and could even be life-threatening anaphylaxis. Stomach upset is a common side effect and is not likely to be a true allergy. However, it is still important to let your doctor know this. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of dog allergy?

What are some of the symptoms of dog allergy?

Please see below.: The symptoms of allergies to animals are similar to those of allergies to other things: rash (including hives), runny or stuffy nose, wheeze, watery, red, or puffy eyes, itch, cough, sneezing, etc. ...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


Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)

Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more