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Are people with apple allergies allergic to baked apple foods?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 doctors agree

In brief: May not be

People with the form of apple allergy that causes mouth and throat itching, so called oral allergy, or pollen fruit oral allergy syndrome, is usually a cross reactivity with pollen allergies, and is usually due to a heat labile protein.
Heating destroys the protein's effect.

In brief: May not be

People with the form of apple allergy that causes mouth and throat itching, so called oral allergy, or pollen fruit oral allergy syndrome, is usually a cross reactivity with pollen allergies, and is usually due to a heat labile protein.
Heating destroys the protein's effect.
Dr. Paul Williams
Dr. Paul Williams
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Some but not all

If when eating raw apple only your mouth itches & your throat feels tight you may have oral allergy syndrome caused by a allergy to birch pollen.
If you also have upset stomach, vomiting, coughing, difficulty breathing, hives, lip swelling, or dizziness you likely have true apple allergy. People with the latter have the same symptoms with baked apple. Skin or blood testing can differentiate the two.

In brief: Some but not all

If when eating raw apple only your mouth itches & your throat feels tight you may have oral allergy syndrome caused by a allergy to birch pollen.
If you also have upset stomach, vomiting, coughing, difficulty breathing, hives, lip swelling, or dizziness you likely have true apple allergy. People with the latter have the same symptoms with baked apple. Skin or blood testing can differentiate the two.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Test

Now it is easy to test for food allergies.
Request food allergy testing from your doctor. Many food allergies are false positive.

In brief: Test

Now it is easy to test for food allergies.
Request food allergy testing from your doctor. Many food allergies are false positive.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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