Apples

Posted on: Tue, 06/24/2003 - 12:34pm
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I would appreciate hearing from anyone allergic to apples. Have you ever had an anaphylactic reaction from apples? Do you react if someone touches you after eating an apple? Or if kissed by someone who ate an apple?

Posted on: Wed, 06/25/2003 - 11:39pm
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Hi! I get a reaction from apples, but I've never seen a Dr. about it. Lots of fresh get me sick to my stomach...this problem started after my first pregnancy. I avoid: apples, pears, grapes (but not wine!!!), canteloupe; basically thicker-skinned fruit. I can eat berries, however.

Posted on: Thu, 06/26/2003 - 2:00pm
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My sister is allergic to red apples, not green. She's never had a severe reaction. Just scratchy throat from 'drainage'. Hope that helps.

Posted on: Sun, 06/29/2003 - 3:41am
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Weird, I'm allergic to green apples, and *some* red apples.
I've had my lips so swollen I looked like a frog and my tongue so thick I couldn't speak, however my airwaves have always been ok. Doctors were baffled when I consulted some 20 years ago. They blamed pesticide.

Posted on: Tue, 07/01/2003 - 1:45am
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My kids both get severe gastro-intestinal distress from apples. I call it the "green apple twostep." Nasty painful gas and diarrhea.
At least one thing about it is good... if either one of them is constipated, they only need a little bit of apple juice and that problem is gone!
~Melanie
[This message has been edited by MeCash (edited July 01, 2003).]

Posted on: Sun, 07/06/2003 - 1:39pm
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My DD reacts to apples and bananas most prominently, but probably other fresh fruits and vegtables. She gets an itching mouth and throat. I brought her in to be tested for an allergy and the doctor diagnosed her with oral allergic syndrome. She needs to stay away from some fresh fruits and vegtables, but can have them cooked. It has to do with pollen and ragweed allergy.
Maggie

Posted on: Sun, 07/27/2003 - 9:49am
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I react to apples. I have a severe pollen allergy, and Oral Allergy Syndrome. What that means is that the protein in the fruit that I react to is much the same as the pollen that I'm allergic to. It's only fresh fruit though, I can eat it cooked (ie-juice, canned, apple pie, etc).
I get a severely itchy mouth, tongue, throat, my neck sometimes will get hives and be itchy as well. And it's not only apples, it includes kiwi, pears, peaches, necterines, cherries, plums, apricots, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and peanuts. The severity of the reaction depends on the fruit/nut.
My reactions to the fruit have gotten worse with time. What used to take a whole piece of fruit to send me off now is just a tiny bit. And if I'm simply cutting them up, apples make my hands itchy.

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