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Hello! What foods should I avoid with a strawberry allergy? Thank you! June

Hello!
What foods should I avoid with a strawberry allergy?
Thank you!
June

Not an easy question: obviously strawberries, and probably cherries, other fruits that cross react: ? grapes. you will definitely be better off seeing an allergist for better evaluation, testing and probably performing food challenges, most important though is prescribing epinephrine to use in emergency, together with an antihistaiminc. pls check the ACAAI web site to locate an allergist in your area, goodluck ...Read more

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Strawberry Allergy (Definition)

Allergy to any food, in this case strawberry 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


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I think I may be allergic to strawberries. Is there an allergy test for that so I know what to avoid?

I think I may be allergic to strawberries. Is there an allergy test for that so I know what to avoid?

Yes: There are plenty allergy test available. Talk to your family physician and see an allergy specialist. ...Read more

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I just recently developed a strawberry allergy which is severe (tongue and throat swelling). Are there any other foods i should avoid?

I just recently developed a strawberry allergy which is severe (tongue and throat swelling). Are there any other foods i should avoid?

There are: Food allergy tests your doctor can perform. Ask your doctor about the RAST Food allergy panel or Immunocap test. It requires a blood draw and can specify what food you're allergic to. Stay healthy. ...Read more

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Strawberry allergy sufferer missing much nutrition?

Strawberry allergy sufferer missing much nutrition?

No: Not consuming strawberries would not affect the nutrition of a person as long as s/he takes other fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What does a strawberry allergy look like in an allergic person?

What does a strawberry allergy look like in an allergic person?

Same as 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.


Allergic reactions to fo. ...Read more

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My friend in highschool is allergic to strawberries and I want to protect her. Since I have Claritin (loratadine) sometimes, can I give one to her when expoused?

My friend in highschool is allergic to strawberries and I want to protect her. Since I have Claritin (loratadine) sometimes, can I give one to her when expoused?

Yes but Epi needed: If the reaction is an anaphylactic one, she needs to carry a 2-pack epinephrine kit with her since no oral medication can save her from a severe attack. Antihistamine may help an itchy mouth but not potent or fast enough to do much for severe allergic reactions. Vigilance is still the best approach. ...Read more

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Are there anythings that can ease a strawberry allergy?

Are there anythings that can ease a strawberry allergy?

No: Food allergy is food allergy and there is nothing that can be taken that can "ease" or allow one to consume the food they are allergic to. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Strawberry allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case strawberry 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

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Strawberry allergy maybe. But would jam (cooked strawberry) be ok?

Get tested: Strawberry allergy is rare and strawberries have histamine-like chemicals in them but if you have any symptoms, i would recommend an evaluation with an allergy/immunology specialist. ...Read more

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Are there any cures, or things that can prevent, a strawberry allergy?

Are there any cures, or things that can prevent, a strawberry allergy?

No cure, just avoid: There are no cures for food allergy. Prevent reactions by reading labels and avoiding all foods which contain the food to which you're allergic. ...Read more

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How will i know what does a strawberry allergy look like?

How will i know what does a strawberry allergy look like?

Several reactions: While any food can trigger a food allergy, strawberries are commonly blamed for itchy skin rashes after ingestion and sometimes direct skin contact. More severe allergic type reactions may occur, but are less common. Strawberries contain chemical type substance that can release histamine, causing the itchy rashes. Sometimes the reaction is limited to the mouth/throat with itching--oral allergy. ...Read more

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Strawberry allergy to conventional fruit or organic also?

Strawberry allergy to conventional fruit or organic also?

The same allergen: Whether a fruit is organic or not, does not matter for conventional food allergies. The allergen in the fruit will be the same. Bottomline, always avoid the fruit you are allergic to. ...Read more

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What does strawberry allergy rash look like?

What does strawberry allergy rash look like?

Red, hives: Can be selling on skin such as hives or red itchy rash on face and body. Food allergies will resolve in 1-3 days if you avoid food. Take oral antihistamine and topical hydrocortisone. If it persists see md. ...Read more

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If I had strawberry flavored candy with no itching, does this mean my strawberry allergy is gone?

If I had strawberry flavored candy with no itching, does this mean my strawberry allergy is gone?

No: Strawberry candy may contain no actual strawberries - like juice which contains no juice. You would have to check ingredients as it may only have artificial colors and flavors. ...Read more

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Not do this. Is it possible that my strawberry allergy is also an acai berry allergy? Any relationship?

Not very likely: These plants are not related. You most likely have developed allergy to both these fruits un related. ...Read more

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Does this mean my strawberry allergy is gone if my lips/tongue are fine after eating some?

Cooked or raw differ: Strawberries and other berries have components that will cause your cells (mast cells) to release histamine. This will give you the symptoms of allergy without you really having a strawberry allergy. People who have this type of reaction, can eat cooked strawberries, strawberry jelly or jam without any problem. ...Read more

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Will strawberry flavored amoxicillin cause hives in a breastfed baby with a strawberry allergy? He has taken bubble gum one 2 times before no issue

Will strawberry flavored amoxicillin cause hives in a breastfed baby with a strawberry allergy? He has taken bubble gum one 2 times before no issue

Can Be Either:: May be the baby is developing Amoxicillin allergy, or possibly strawberry related. Remember, somebody has to be exposed to an allergen initially to react to it on further exposure. With subsequent exposure, the allergic reaction becomes stronger and severe to become life threatening. Be careful next time, talk to baby's doctor. ...Read more

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I think i'm allergic to msg. What foods should I avoid?

I think i'm allergic to msg. What foods should I avoid?

MSG: Msg is now used as an additive to a number of foods and not just in some chinese food. You need to read labels of all packaged foods carefully to avoid it. ...Read more

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Can GERD be cured by avoiding foods I am allergic to?

 Can GERD be cured by avoiding foods I am allergic to?

Absolutely: Yes! The best way to combat "Gerd", more commonly known as heartburn is by dietary modification. Foods that cause Gerd are not true allergens but rather "irritants". Try avoiding foods such as alcohol, spices, chocolate and mint. Different foods affect different people, try experimenting with your diet. ...Read more

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Is there a list of foods to avoid if you are allergic to buckwheat?

Is there a list of foods to avoid if you are allergic to buckwheat?

Read labels: The most important thing to do is reading labels carefully If the reaction was severe, be sure that you have EpiPen (epinephrine) with you in case of accidental exposure. Be sure that this is just a blood test or skin test reaction to buckwheat since tests alone cannot be relied on as a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What foods and products should be avoided by someone who is allergic to sulfa drugs?

What foods and products should be avoided by someone who is allergic to sulfa drugs?

Sulfa vs. sulfite: Sulfa drugs include antibiotics [septra, bactrim, pediazole] some water pills, sulfonylurea diabetes medicines, celebrex (celecoxib). There are no related food allergies. More information here:
http://allergies.About.Com/od/medicationallergies/a/sulfa_2.Htm
sulfites are common preservatives in food and certain drugs. You can find more info here:
http://allergies.About.Com/od/foodallergies/a/sulfites.Htm. ...Read more

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What happens if i'm allergic to milk, should I avoid foods with labels that say "may contain traces of milk"?

What happens if i'm allergic to milk, should I avoid foods with labels that say "may contain traces of milk"?

Yes: If you are only mildly allergic to milk, you may be able to get away with traces of it. If you are moderately to highly allergic, avoidance is the key. Do note that more than 1/2 of the milk-allergic people can tolerate milk which has been cooked or baked. If you are one of these people, then regular intake of cooked milk product may potentially make you tolerant to the raw product later. ...Read more

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What to do if I have multiple food and medications. What to do if I have done everything i can to avoid having an allergic reaction. W?

What to do if I have multiple food and medications. What to do if I have done everything i can to avoid having an allergic reaction. W?

No easy answer: Beyond try to stick with it, in regards to avoiding what you are allergic too. Otherwise, consider trying to simplify your diet and avoid too much processed foods and grains. ...Read more

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Should I avoid feeding my child foods that often cause allergic reactions?

Should I avoid feeding my child foods that often cause allergic reactions?

No: I would not advise avoiding particular foods, because the vast majority of people tolerate all such foods including peanut, milk, egg, soy, wheat, and fish. I would introduce these foods at an age appropriate time as advised by your pediatrician. Delaying introduction will not lessen the chance of developing allergy. I would, of course, still delay solids until at least 4 months of age. ...Read more

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Chronic hive sufferer w/multiple med allergies. Am i more likely to have food allergic reactions? I avoid foods like peanutbutter even tho not alrgc.

Hives: No relation between chronic hives and food allergies, and your medication reactions may not be all allergies. Get evaluated by an allergist and get proper guidance. ...Read more

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What types of food can I eat if i'm allergic to all tree nuts soy bean soy whey sun flower and strawberries and fresh fruits?

What types of food can I eat if i'm allergic to all tree nuts  soy bean soy whey sun flower  and strawberries and fresh fruits?

? Truly Allergic: Many patients claim to be allergic to foods but on allergy testing are negative. Furthermore positive reactions don't in themselves mean one is allergic but that one has allergic antibodies to foods. Many patients with reactions on testing to peanut have developed tolerance to foods.
You need to see an allergist, get tested and possibly have an elimination and food challenges done. ...Read more