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Is it possible to be allergic to a potato?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Yes, you can be allergic to any protein.
All living things have specific proteins, including a potato. So, you can be allergic to potatoes. It's important to distinguish, however, between an allergy and an intolerance - different symptoms, different causes, and different treatments.

In brief: Yes

Yes, you can be allergic to any protein.
All living things have specific proteins, including a potato. So, you can be allergic to potatoes. It's important to distinguish, however, between an allergy and an intolerance - different symptoms, different causes, and different treatments.
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Dr. Manav Singla
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes

It can cause itch, hives, swelling, and anaphylaxis.
I have patients whose hands swell and itch when they peel raw potatoes, or eating raw ones cause mouth itch. These patients have tested positive. To get tested, take a raw potato to your allergist.

In brief: Yes

It can cause itch, hives, swelling, and anaphylaxis.
I have patients whose hands swell and itch when they peel raw potatoes, or eating raw ones cause mouth itch. These patients have tested positive. To get tested, take a raw potato to your allergist.
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