apple

Posted on: Tue, 07/11/2006 - 12:52pm
momtotwokidz's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/02/2005 - 09:00

My dd is almost 1 and has eaten apples a couple of times, we were outside today and she had some apple, and in a few minutes her cheeks were red and so was her chin, a reaction? She also had some natural cheetos, and has eaten those a few times without a problem.
Therese

Posted on: Wed, 07/12/2006 - 2:06am
bethc's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/18/2005 - 09:00

I'm trying to remember the symptoms of oral allergy syndrome. I think redness on the face can be part of it, but I'd do a search on the boards to see what you can find. Basically, if a person has a pollen allergy, they can react mildly to particular fruits during that pollen season even if they aren't actually allergic to those fruits. I know apples are one of the fruits this can happen with.
Was the apple from a store that sells peanuts in bins nearby? Was it washed and peeled? Or was it cooked apple?

Posted on: Wed, 07/12/2006 - 3:26am
multiallergymom's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/11/2005 - 09:00

Can't remember exactly, but do the natural cheetos use peanut oil? Check the label.

Posted on: Wed, 07/12/2006 - 3:29am
anonymous's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I don't have a package here with me, but I know Natural Cheetos does not contain peanut oil. My kids eat them all the time.

Posted on: Wed, 07/12/2006 - 5:43am
happycat's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/31/2004 - 09:00

Hi Therese -
My son has oral allergy syndrome and reacts to lots of raw fruits and vegetables. His symptoms are a very, very itchy mouth and sometimes red blotches around his mouth.
His first OAS reaction was to an apple, and I noticed red blotches several times after eating, before he finally complained of an itchy mouth.
He can still eat apples if they are cooked/processed (so juice, apple sauce etc. doesn't bug him).
I do know that one can be allergic to the actual fruit (as opposed to having OAS), and I'm still not sure how the distinction is made between the two, in terms of managing the allergy.

Posted on: Wed, 07/12/2006 - 1:47pm
falcon's picture
Offline
Joined: 07/03/2004 - 09:00

My son is allergic to apples, many other fruits and veggies. With apples, he started to just get blothcy red around mouth - had been eating apples for years without a problem. He would get blotchy around the mouth sometimes and not others. Then one day he got blotchy and a minute later his face turned purple and had raised white bumps all over, then his eyes started tearing profusely. Symptoms subsided with benadryl. Had him tested and he was positive for apple. Whether it is oral allergy or regular seems irrelevant to me. When I read up on it, I learned that oral allergy responses can also become anaphylactic. We avoid any fruits or veggies that result in this red blotchiness.

Posted on: Wed, 07/12/2006 - 2:18pm
momtotwokidz's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/02/2005 - 09:00

She is not the one with a PA, my son is, and no, nuts are not nearby the apple bin. I am going to give her apples again, in a few days, and see if it happens again. Then if nothing will try cheetos.
My dh is allergic to kiwi and my son PA, so, one more, ho hum.
My son has really sensitive skin and was really worried that he had a tomoatoe allergy as his face would really turn red, almost purple when he would eat them (fresh, and ripe off the vine), but he tested negative to a skin, blood test, and to a contact in the dr office, we never went back for a food challenge as I figured if he was allergic, it would be all tomatos. Anyway, I will let yoyu know what happens/
Therese

Posted on: Thu, 07/13/2006 - 4:30am
happycat's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/31/2004 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by falcon:
[b]My son is allergic to apples, many other fruits and veggies. With apples, he started to just get blothcy red around mouth - had been eating apples for years without a problem. He would get blotchy around the mouth sometimes and not others. Then one day he got blotchy and a minute later his face turned purple and had raised white bumps all over, then his eyes started tearing profusely. Symptoms subsided with benadryl. Had him tested and he was positive for apple. Whether it is oral allergy or regular seems irrelevant to me. When I read up on it, I learned that oral allergy responses can also become anaphylactic. We avoid any fruits or veggies that result in this red blotchiness.[/b]
Just wondering, do you completely avoid the fruits/veggies your son is allergic to (like you would do with PN)? Or can he eat them cooked like my DS?
When my son was tested for apple his SPT was negative, but the pollen allergies he was tested for came back hugely positive (even though he doesn't seem to have much problems with seasonal allergies at this point).
Since that point he has complained about many raw fruits and veggies, which don't seem to bother him if they have been cooked. We haven't had him tested for these, just assumed they were OAS since they are on the list his doctor gave us for cross reacting with pollens.

Posted on: Thu, 07/13/2006 - 9:55pm
Gilli011's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/05/2004 - 09:00

Hi,
Glad I found this thread...this has nothing to do with my two PA daughters, but is about myself. Three years ago I began reacting to pollen, it lasts for about a month or so, itching eyes, sneezing, awfully irritating. A couple of weeks ago I ate some cheeries and noticed my throat started to itch and swell a small bit. Then yesterday I ate a small piece of peach, my eyes started to itch, swell and the whites turned jelly-like. This lasted for a few hours, couldn't even get my contacts out....so am I understanding this right, pollen allergies and fruit allergies are linked?
Thanks for your info.
Gilli

Posted on: Sat, 07/15/2006 - 2:09am
LauraP's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/10/1999 - 09:00

My 12-year-old son has a bona fide apple allergy - unlike oral allergy syndrome, you get the same symptoms on exposure as you do with PA and other true food allergies.
This allergy came on about 2 years ago - he'd been eating apples his whole life with absolutely no problem. I strongly suspect this allergy was caused by his seasonal allergy immunotherapy (which he had an allergic reaction to as well). His main seasonal problem was birch - a known apple cross react. Of course, we stopped the seasonal immunotherapy.
We avoid apples and apple cross contamination, just as we avoid peanuts & possible cross there.

Posted on: Sat, 07/15/2006 - 8:40am
LisaM's picture
Offline
Joined: 11/04/2005 - 09:00

If you are allergic to birch pollen and are sensitized to apples because of birch pollen (or immunotherapy to birch pollen), then I believe that the reaction is called Oral Allergy Syndrome regardless of severity. Oral Allergy Syndrome can be anaphylactic. Usually, though, people can eat cooked apples.
[This message has been edited by LisaM (edited July 15, 2006).]

Posted on: Mon, 10/26/2009 - 8:38pm
JoyceH's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/27/2009 - 03:21

So I have a son who has had "allergic reactions" to apple. I have tried him on several different products with apple in them & he had the same reaction to fresh raw apple (red & green), apple juice or any other cooked or processed apple products. The reaction is he gets huge raised red lumps like welts all over his body after a few doses of anti histamine the red lumps turn into red circlular welts. The weirdiest thing I have found is pineapple juice helps to counteract the reaction to apple. After pumping in over a litre of pineapple juice into him the reaction has completely gone the next day. He has no reaction to any other foods. He has not been medically tested but did see our family pharmicist when he had his first reaction & he said it was an allergic reaction. I just avoid any food with apple in it which is getting harder as they are putting apple in loads of foods now.
So is this an allergic reaction to apple itself?

Posted on: Thu, 10/29/2009 - 4:05am
BestAllergySites's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/15/2009 - 21:46

Joyce,
I'm not an allergist-but in my opinion I would say definitely not oral allergy syndrome and probably an allergy to apples.
Typically with oral allergy syndrome and sometimes food allergy in general-the cooked apple would break down the protein and be okay.
Since your son still has reactions to cooked apple and to the extent that he does, I would recommend you see an allergist.
It's great that you are avoiding the food-but you should get an epi pen to have on hand just in case. Full body hives is a serious reaction.
While you might be on to something with the pineapple, I would not rely on that.
Any other questions-feel free to ask. I hope that helps!
Ruth

Posted on: Wed, 07/12/2006 - 2:06am
bethc's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/18/2005 - 09:00

I'm trying to remember the symptoms of oral allergy syndrome. I think redness on the face can be part of it, but I'd do a search on the boards to see what you can find. Basically, if a person has a pollen allergy, they can react mildly to particular fruits during that pollen season even if they aren't actually allergic to those fruits. I know apples are one of the fruits this can happen with.
Was the apple from a store that sells peanuts in bins nearby? Was it washed and peeled? Or was it cooked apple?

Posted on: Wed, 07/12/2006 - 3:26am
multiallergymom's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/11/2005 - 09:00

Can't remember exactly, but do the natural cheetos use peanut oil? Check the label.

Posted on: Wed, 07/12/2006 - 3:29am
anonymous's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I don't have a package here with me, but I know Natural Cheetos does not contain peanut oil. My kids eat them all the time.

Posted on: Wed, 07/12/2006 - 5:43am
happycat's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/31/2004 - 09:00

Hi Therese -
My son has oral allergy syndrome and reacts to lots of raw fruits and vegetables. His symptoms are a very, very itchy mouth and sometimes red blotches around his mouth.
His first OAS reaction was to an apple, and I noticed red blotches several times after eating, before he finally complained of an itchy mouth.
He can still eat apples if they are cooked/processed (so juice, apple sauce etc. doesn't bug him).
I do know that one can be allergic to the actual fruit (as opposed to having OAS), and I'm still not sure how the distinction is made between the two, in terms of managing the allergy.

Posted on: Wed, 07/12/2006 - 1:47pm
falcon's picture
Offline
Joined: 07/03/2004 - 09:00

My son is allergic to apples, many other fruits and veggies. With apples, he started to just get blothcy red around mouth - had been eating apples for years without a problem. He would get blotchy around the mouth sometimes and not others. Then one day he got blotchy and a minute later his face turned purple and had raised white bumps all over, then his eyes started tearing profusely. Symptoms subsided with benadryl. Had him tested and he was positive for apple. Whether it is oral allergy or regular seems irrelevant to me. When I read up on it, I learned that oral allergy responses can also become anaphylactic. We avoid any fruits or veggies that result in this red blotchiness.

Posted on: Wed, 07/12/2006 - 2:18pm
momtotwokidz's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/02/2005 - 09:00

She is not the one with a PA, my son is, and no, nuts are not nearby the apple bin. I am going to give her apples again, in a few days, and see if it happens again. Then if nothing will try cheetos.
My dh is allergic to kiwi and my son PA, so, one more, ho hum.
My son has really sensitive skin and was really worried that he had a tomoatoe allergy as his face would really turn red, almost purple when he would eat them (fresh, and ripe off the vine), but he tested negative to a skin, blood test, and to a contact in the dr office, we never went back for a food challenge as I figured if he was allergic, it would be all tomatos. Anyway, I will let yoyu know what happens/
Therese

Posted on: Thu, 07/13/2006 - 4:30am
happycat's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/31/2004 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by falcon:
[b]My son is allergic to apples, many other fruits and veggies. With apples, he started to just get blothcy red around mouth - had been eating apples for years without a problem. He would get blotchy around the mouth sometimes and not others. Then one day he got blotchy and a minute later his face turned purple and had raised white bumps all over, then his eyes started tearing profusely. Symptoms subsided with benadryl. Had him tested and he was positive for apple. Whether it is oral allergy or regular seems irrelevant to me. When I read up on it, I learned that oral allergy responses can also become anaphylactic. We avoid any fruits or veggies that result in this red blotchiness.[/b]
Just wondering, do you completely avoid the fruits/veggies your son is allergic to (like you would do with PN)? Or can he eat them cooked like my DS?
When my son was tested for apple his SPT was negative, but the pollen allergies he was tested for came back hugely positive (even though he doesn't seem to have much problems with seasonal allergies at this point).
Since that point he has complained about many raw fruits and veggies, which don't seem to bother him if they have been cooked. We haven't had him tested for these, just assumed they were OAS since they are on the list his doctor gave us for cross reacting with pollens.

Posted on: Thu, 07/13/2006 - 9:55pm
Gilli011's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/05/2004 - 09:00

Hi,
Glad I found this thread...this has nothing to do with my two PA daughters, but is about myself. Three years ago I began reacting to pollen, it lasts for about a month or so, itching eyes, sneezing, awfully irritating. A couple of weeks ago I ate some cheeries and noticed my throat started to itch and swell a small bit. Then yesterday I ate a small piece of peach, my eyes started to itch, swell and the whites turned jelly-like. This lasted for a few hours, couldn't even get my contacts out....so am I understanding this right, pollen allergies and fruit allergies are linked?
Thanks for your info.
Gilli

Posted on: Sat, 07/15/2006 - 2:09am
LauraP's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/10/1999 - 09:00

My 12-year-old son has a bona fide apple allergy - unlike oral allergy syndrome, you get the same symptoms on exposure as you do with PA and other true food allergies.
This allergy came on about 2 years ago - he'd been eating apples his whole life with absolutely no problem. I strongly suspect this allergy was caused by his seasonal allergy immunotherapy (which he had an allergic reaction to as well). His main seasonal problem was birch - a known apple cross react. Of course, we stopped the seasonal immunotherapy.
We avoid apples and apple cross contamination, just as we avoid peanuts & possible cross there.

Posted on: Sat, 07/15/2006 - 8:40am
LisaM's picture
Offline
Joined: 11/04/2005 - 09:00

If you are allergic to birch pollen and are sensitized to apples because of birch pollen (or immunotherapy to birch pollen), then I believe that the reaction is called Oral Allergy Syndrome regardless of severity. Oral Allergy Syndrome can be anaphylactic. Usually, though, people can eat cooked apples.
[This message has been edited by LisaM (edited July 15, 2006).]

Posted on: Mon, 10/26/2009 - 8:38pm
JoyceH's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/27/2009 - 03:21

So I have a son who has had "allergic reactions" to apple. I have tried him on several different products with apple in them & he had the same reaction to fresh raw apple (red & green), apple juice or any other cooked or processed apple products. The reaction is he gets huge raised red lumps like welts all over his body after a few doses of anti histamine the red lumps turn into red circlular welts. The weirdiest thing I have found is pineapple juice helps to counteract the reaction to apple. After pumping in over a litre of pineapple juice into him the reaction has completely gone the next day. He has no reaction to any other foods. He has not been medically tested but did see our family pharmicist when he had his first reaction & he said it was an allergic reaction. I just avoid any food with apple in it which is getting harder as they are putting apple in loads of foods now.
So is this an allergic reaction to apple itself?

Posted on: Thu, 10/29/2009 - 4:05am
BestAllergySites's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/15/2009 - 21:46

Joyce,
I'm not an allergist-but in my opinion I would say definitely not oral allergy syndrome and probably an allergy to apples.
Typically with oral allergy syndrome and sometimes food allergy in general-the cooked apple would break down the protein and be okay.
Since your son still has reactions to cooked apple and to the extent that he does, I would recommend you see an allergist.
It's great that you are avoiding the food-but you should get an epi pen to have on hand just in case. Full body hives is a serious reaction.
While you might be on to something with the pineapple, I would not rely on that.
Any other questions-feel free to ask. I hope that helps!
Ruth

More Community Posts

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

create a new community post
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:56pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:52pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:19pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:18pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:19pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:16pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:13pm
Comments: 13
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:10pm
Comments: 9
Latest Post by mom2two Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:03pm
Comments: 18
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:00pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:58pm
Comments: 19
Latest Post by TeddyCan Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:32pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by DTurner Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:31pm
Comments: 5
Latest Post by B.M.18 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:30pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by abolitionist146 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:28pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by nutfreenyc Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:19pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by AllergicTeen2 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:18pm
Comments: 2

More Articles

You might have wondered if small amounts of an ingredient can be added to a food product without being declared on the food’s label. The FDA...

Is it possible to eat your way to a food allergy cure? Scientists think it’s...

There are many reasons why you may want to substitute almond flour for wheat flour in recipes. Of course, if you have a...

Not all oils are created equal. Some oils are high in saturated fats or in trans-fatty acids – not good for general health. Some are partially...

It may never be safe to begin feeding peanut butter to your baby or toddler if you have peanut allergies in your family. If either parent or one...

More Articles

More Articles

What is a peanut allergy? It is a reaction that occurs in the body after eating peanuts or peanut...

For those with severe food allergies, flying can be a stressful process. Here are...

Approximately one out of 13 children under age 18 are allergic to at least one food, though many of them will outgrow their allergy by the age of...

Fact 1: Over a third of food allergy reactions happen after the first known oral...

The reason why some people are affected by allergies while others are not begins in their genes. Allergies are passed down from generation to...

Here’s a tip that might someday save your life, or that of a loved one: two to four times a year, review the proper way to use your epinephrine...

Lactose intolerance is the inability to process lactose, a sugar found in milk, caused by the lack of a needed enzyme. Those with lactose...

Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA)

An important part of peanut allergy awareness was enacted on January 1, 2006...

Tomato allergies are very rare. They are a "type 1 allergy," which means a contact allergy. When a person with this type of allergy touches a...

Milk allergies are becoming more common, especially in babies and small children. There is some confusion about what is an allergic reaction and...

Recognizing food allergy in babies or toddlers is not always easy, but there are specific risk factors and signs that parents and other caregivers...

Burlap bags are often used to store and ship coffee beans, potatoes, rice, seeds, nuts, and peanuts. They can be one of the disguised...

People with pollen allergies need to stay away from some foods. If you have allergic rhinitis in the spring or fall, you may not realize that you...

Of course, everyone knows that if you have a peanut allergy that you should avoid peanuts, peanut butter, peanut butter cookies and foods that...

Eating at a nut-free lunch table in school is a safety precaution that causes some students to feel isolated from their peers. Unfortunately,...