does anyone have a strawberry allergy in addtion to pa/tna

Posted on: Wed, 08/27/2003 - 6:28am
steph626's picture
Joined: 02/20/2003 - 09:00

i've had pa/tna since i was a child, and had several other allergies that i grew out of. one of them came back recently--strawberries. i do not really miss them, as i've never really liked strawberries (wonder why?). but i do worry about cross-contamination issues, specifically with some of the safe foods i used to trust, like cheerios and breyers ice cream and even smuckers jelly. does anyone else have this problem? how have you dealt with it, since no one lists for strawberry allergies on their labels (i'm so sick of calling food manufacturers)!!

Posted on: Wed, 08/27/2003 - 7:58am
Tamie's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Not sure If I can help you because I am only allergic to strawberries, however, my dh and dd and allergic to peanuts and nuts so I always check for those 3 ingredients anyway.

Posted on: Wed, 08/27/2003 - 9:15am
steph626's picture
Joined: 02/20/2003 - 09:00

just to clarify, my main concern is that manufacturers do not label for cross-contamination with strawberries, and i'd like to know what brands of foods (ice cream, cereals, etc.) have been used successfully by pa/tna/strawberry allergic individuals. for example, when i spoke with general mills about cheerios, they could not guarantee that the plain cheerios would not contain traces of strawberries (there is a mixed berry cheerios variety out now). now i have to research each cereal i like to see if there is a strawberry variety, and then call that company to see if there are dedicated lines, etc. what a hassle!!

Posted on: Wed, 08/27/2003 - 12:22pm
cathlina's picture
Joined: 06/29/2001 - 09:00

PA,egg and allergic to all berries.
Geez...there goes the Cheerios...

Posted on: Thu, 08/28/2003 - 10:57am
ghen's picture
Joined: 08/21/2003 - 09:00

Like Tammie,I'm not PA but allergic to strawberries. I've never had a problem with cherrios as of yet. I guess I'll just eat them until I find that I'm having reactions. Generally I don't check for labels for sb, unless it's something like applesause or such item. I've learned to stay away from all berry mixed stuff. I also learned not to like the flavor or the smell, which sucks, since that's one of the flavors of TUMS [img][/img] (13 weeks pg, need those tums!?!)

Posted on: Sun, 08/31/2003 - 7:55am
Ann S's picture
Joined: 12/04/2001 - 09:00

My 10yrold son is PA, and allergic to strawberries, apples, peaches, pears, cherries.... our allergist claims that Joe is unlikely (not impossible) but unlikely to have anaphalaxis to fruits... he cautions us to avoid, but not to worry too much about the cross-contamination issue as much as we should with Peanuts! So far... so good.

Posted on: Mon, 09/01/2003 - 9:14pm
SLICE's picture
Joined: 07/20/2000 - 09:00

My allergist says not to worry about strawberries also. They don't have protein like other foods, so there really isn't an anaphylaxis issue.

Posted on: Mon, 09/08/2003 - 12:59am
saknjmom's picture
Joined: 04/02/2003 - 09:00

My son is PA and also allergic to strawberries. In fact strawberries were the first thing he notably reacted to. I have had no trouble with plain cheerios or cross contamination with strawberries that i am aware of. I read labels for strawberries, but do not become overly concerned about them since his reaction is hives and cleared up with benadryl.

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