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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Tomato Allergy (Overview)

Patients who are allergic to tomatoes can manifest symptoms of itching on the skin or the lips and mouth. Some will get GI symptoms including nausea. Some patients may get hives and rarely patients may develop wheezing or coughing. At it's worst the reaction could cause anaphylaxis including a fall in blood pressure and shock. The latter reaction could be life threatening, requiring adrenalin.


Dr. Neigatha Graney
19 doctors shared insights

Tomato Allergy (Overview)

Patients who are allergic to tomatoes can manifest symptoms of itching on the skin or the lips and mouth. Some will get GI symptoms including nausea. Some patients may get hives and rarely patients may develop wheezing or coughing. At it's worst the reaction could cause anaphylaxis including a fall in blood pressure and shock. The latter reaction could be life threatening, requiring adrenalin.


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Is there a tomato allergy?

Is there a tomato allergy?

Yes but...: It is more common to have a sensitivity to tomatoes which can cause overproduction of stomach acid (heartburn). ...Read more

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Tomato allergy or intolerance possible?

Tomato allergy or intolerance possible?

Yes: Both are possible. You can get an ige blood test to see if you are allergic. It is available from immunocap at quest labs. Intolerance is often related to the acid content of tomatoes. ...Read more

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Tomato allergy - unique? Typical reactions?

Unusual: The most common food allergies are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shell fish. Tomato allergy is unusual but possible. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tomato allergy?

What is the definition or description of: tomato allergy?

Itching: Patients who are allergic to tomatoes can manifest symptoms of itching on the skin or the lips and mouth. Some will get GI symptoms including nausea. Some patients may get hives and rarely patients may develop wheezing or coughing. At it's worst the reaction could cause anaphylaxis including a fall in blood pressure and shock. The latter reaction could be life threatening, requiring adrenalin. ...Read more

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Tomato allergy - unique reactions? Im italian and had tomato sauce all my life.

Tomato allergy - unique reactions? Im italian and had tomato sauce all my life.

Get tested: Before you give up on tomatoes, get an ige blood test to see if you are allergic. Immunocap offers such a test. You can get it at quest labs. Maybe you are just having heartburn from the acid? ...Read more

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What symptoms can I expect from a tomato allergy? Should I be tested for other nightshades? Other allergies worth testing for that are often related?

What symptoms can I expect from a tomato allergy? Should I be tested for other nightshades? Other allergies worth testing for that are often related?

Agree to test for: allergens for both food and respiratory elements. Immunocap is a blood test that can provide important information on your allergies. Please discuss this with your primary care doctor. ...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