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Around fruit and orcharads forever. Can anyone develop a sudden cherry allergy?
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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes.
Food allergy can occur at any age.
Cherry reactions can be due to allergic antibody (ige) directed at cherry protein resulting in itchy mouth/throat, GI symptoms, hives, etc so all cherries must be avoided. Reactions also be due to birch pollen ige which cross-reacts with cherry, resulting in only itchy mouth/throat and heating/canning cherries destroys the cross-reacting proteins so no reaction.

In brief: Yes.
Food allergy can occur at any age.
Cherry reactions can be due to allergic antibody (ige) directed at cherry protein resulting in itchy mouth/throat, GI symptoms, hives, etc so all cherries must be avoided. Reactions also be due to birch pollen ige which cross-reacts with cherry, resulting in only itchy mouth/throat and heating/canning cherries destroys the cross-reacting proteins so no reaction.
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Not likely
Cherry allergy is distinctly unusual.
Living by an orchard should not predispose one to develop a cherry allergy.

In brief: Not likely
Cherry allergy is distinctly unusual.
Living by an orchard should not predispose one to develop a cherry allergy.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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