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Is it possible to be allergic to potatoes and french fries?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

The most common food allergies are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, trre nuts, shellfish and fish.
Potato allergy would be unusual but anything is possible.

In brief: Possible

The most common food allergies are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, trre nuts, shellfish and fish.
Potato allergy would be unusual but anything is possible.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Potato allergy exists but is rare.
More people have oral allergy syndrome/food pollen allergy syndrome, most often with birch pollen allergy in the spring. The allergic antiboies (ige) to birch pollen protein cross-react with similar proteins in various fruits (apple, etc.) and vegetables (carrot, tomato, potato, etc.) causing itchy lips/mouth/throat, mild swelling. See an allergist for testing.

In brief: Yes

Potato allergy exists but is rare.
More people have oral allergy syndrome/food pollen allergy syndrome, most often with birch pollen allergy in the spring. The allergic antiboies (ige) to birch pollen protein cross-react with similar proteins in various fruits (apple, etc.) and vegetables (carrot, tomato, potato, etc.) causing itchy lips/mouth/throat, mild swelling. See an allergist for testing.
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