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Can I be allergic to raw fuits and veggies? I can eat them cooked no problem but raw my tounge and throat swell along with ichyness in the same area.
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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes but you may have
Oral allergy syndrome--- i suspect you have allergies to pollens(tree, grass, etc) .
..When you eat the raw fruits and veggies your body thinks its eating a lot of pollen. However since your tongue& throat are affected , i would stop eating those foods until you see an allergist.

In brief: Yes but you may have
Oral allergy syndrome--- i suspect you have allergies to pollens(tree, grass, etc) .
..When you eat the raw fruits and veggies your body thinks its eating a lot of pollen. However since your tongue& throat are affected , i would stop eating those foods until you see an allergist.
Dr. Brian Novick
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Oral allergy
Syndrome. Symptoms are likely due by cross-reactivity between proteins in the fruits & vegetables & allergens in some pollens - mostly birch tree & ragweed.
You are allergic to these allergens that cause hay fever in spring & late summer respectively. When you eat that raw fruit your immune system thinks you're eating pollen & reacts. Cooking alters these proteins so they no longer resemble pollen.

In brief: Oral allergy
Syndrome. Symptoms are likely due by cross-reactivity between proteins in the fruits & vegetables & allergens in some pollens - mostly birch tree & ragweed.
You are allergic to these allergens that cause hay fever in spring & late summer respectively. When you eat that raw fruit your immune system thinks you're eating pollen & reacts. Cooking alters these proteins so they no longer resemble pollen.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
This is a type 2 food allergy.
It is a true food allergy, but is better known as oral allergy syndrome. It is the raw fruits and veggies that cause the oral sensation. Cooking or processing of the food (eg.. Raw apple: itch/tingle; apple sauce or apple pie: no problems) renders the allergen ineffective. See an allergist for testing to find out what you are truly allergic to.

In brief: Yes
This is a type 2 food allergy.
It is a true food allergy, but is better known as oral allergy syndrome. It is the raw fruits and veggies that cause the oral sensation. Cooking or processing of the food (eg.. Raw apple: itch/tingle; apple sauce or apple pie: no problems) renders the allergen ineffective. See an allergist for testing to find out what you are truly allergic to.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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