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What are common symptoms of tomato allergies?

What are common symptoms of tomato allergies?

Tomato allergy: True tomato allergy is rare. Within 1 hour of eating tomato you would experience hives, wheezing, swelling or more serious reactions.

Tomato is known to be part of the "food pollen syndrome" also called "oral allergy syndrome". This is a cross reactivity between grass pollen and tomato. Symptoms of this would be limited to an itchy mouth. Avoidance or immunotherapy to grass are the treatment. ...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

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What kinds of symptoms can I expect from a tomato allergy? Allergy confirmed by blood test at Quest Diagnostics requested by board-certified allergist

What kinds of symptoms can I expect from a tomato allergy? Allergy confirmed by blood test at Quest Diagnostics requested by board-certified allergist

Tomato allergy: Symptoms of IgE-mediated food allergy occur within minutes of ingestion and can involve any of the following: skin rash/hives, lip/tongue/throat swelling, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea/abdominal pain, wheezing/short of breath, dizziness, heart palpitations, mental confusion. The Allergist will offer an interpretation of the test in the context of your past symptoms and may offer skin test or foodtrial ...Read more

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Tomato allergy - unique? Typical reactions?

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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Can you have an allergy to plum tomatoes and not other tomatoes?

Can you have an allergy to plum tomatoes and not other tomatoes?

Not likely: Tomatoes generally share the same proteins regardless of the species that you might consume. If you are allergic to one type of tomato, it is highly likely you will be allergic to other types as well. ...Read more

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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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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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Preschooler with allergies, tomatoes and strawberry; do they cross react?

Preschooler with allergies, tomatoes and strawberry; do they cross react?

Not usually: Both are fairly rare allergies and have low incidence of cross-reactivity. ...Read more

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Tomato allergy - unique reactions? I'm italian and had tomato sauce all my life.

Tomato allergy - unique reactions? I'm 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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Can you develop a tomato allergy from eating pasta too much?

Can you develop a tomato allergy from eating pasta too much?

No: No, you cannot develop tomato allergy from eating too much pasta. ...Read more

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Tomato allergy, I want to be able to eat pizza again?

Tomato allergy, I want to be able to eat pizza again?

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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Tomato allergy confirmed by Quest Diagnostics bloodwork. Should I be tested for other related foods or allergies? If so, which ones?

Tomato allergy confirmed by Quest Diagnostics bloodwork. Should I be tested for other related foods or allergies? If so, which ones?

Tomato allergy: The Quest diagnostic test measures IgE anitbody in your blood that binds to protien/allergen isolated from a tomato. It does not prove allergy insomuch as it proves that you have a higher level of this antibody compared with the general public. Food allergy needs to be addressed/diagnosed by an Allergist. If true, you need to carry an epipen (epinephrine). Would not rec empiric testing to other foods. ...Read more

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My daughter (3) has been breaking out in clusters of hot hives for 3 days. Only possible pattern... Cooked tomatoes. Could this be a possible food allergy?

My daughter (3) has been breaking out in clusters of hot hives for 3 days. Only possible pattern... Cooked tomatoes. Could this be a possible food allergy?

Yes: Food reactions vary from very mild to major. Kids can have their lips & face swell with intake of some foods, or develop blotchy rashes & hives.Some just have excess nasal secretions. Once triggered, hives may continue to come out for 3-5 days as the protein in the product is broken down in the body and passes through the intestines. ...Read more

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Is my 1 yr old at risk of anaphylitic shock he allergies to dairy soy wheat gluten egg tomatoes citrics advised no nuts im worried?

Is my 1 yr old at risk of anaphylitic shock he allergies to dairy soy wheat gluten egg tomatoes citrics advised no nuts im worried?

Verified???: There are kids with significant risk with food allergies and some that are over diagnosed. Only the docs involved can make this determination based on the ige tests they have done. Having Epinephrine injector available if appropriate is a help. Have a discussion with your doc and come to an understanding of what to do if problems arise. ...Read more

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Need help for mom of boy newly diagnosed with allergies. Where do you find recipes without tree nuts, soy, wheat, corn, rice, tomato for family of 6?

Need help for mom of boy newly diagnosed with allergies. Where do you find recipes without tree nuts, soy, wheat, corn, rice, tomato for family of 6?

Support online: Yes, it can be difficult to figure out how to navigate a restricted diet. The food allergy and anaphylaxis network (now fare) and the kids with food allergies. Org can help with recipes and label reading tips. I would also go to the whole foods (or trader joes) and talk to the manager about a tour and brand options for your specific needs. Also try ian's foods online. ...Read more

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Breaking out in a rash around the lower region of my face. The only food I have eaten daily lately is tomatoes. Does this sound like a tomato allergy?

Breaking out in a rash around the lower region of my face. The only food I have eaten daily lately is tomatoes. Does this sound like a tomato allergy?

Allergic dermatitis: A skin rash from tomatoes is commonly the result of allergic contact dermatitis. Allergic contact dermatitis is a skin condition in which the skin becomes inflamed by coming in direct contact with an allergen or irritant, such as tomatoes. An allergist can confirm this by performing a patch test on your skin. If it is positive, you may have to avoid contact. Topical Hydrocortisone can help now. ...Read more

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