Working Together: Holistic and Traditional Combinations That Work

Working Together: Holistic and Traditional Combinations That Work

Five Common Fruit Allergies

Denise Moore

Many people are aware of, and even suffer from, being allergic to foods like peanuts, gluten, dairy products, soy, and shellfish, but some people are also allergic to certain kinds of fruit. Here are five of the most common fruit allergies. 

Strawberries

For those who are allergic to strawberries, it's important to remember that cooking the strawberries doesn't remove the allergen. For this reason, people who are allergic to this fruit should avoid jams, pies, cakes, candles, lotions, shampoos, and anything else that contains strawberries. Common symptoms of a strawberry allergy include swelling in these areas:

  • Mouth
  • Throat
  • Tongue
  • Palate
  • Gums

Strawberry allergens are similar to that of the allergen found in birch pollen.

Apples

Like strawberries, allergic reactions to this fruit are brought on by allergies to birch pollen. Common symptoms of apple allergies include:

  • Tingling or swelling of the tongue or lips
  • Itchy throat
  • Rashes
  • Abdominal cramps

More severe allergic reactions to apples can include blood in the stool. It's normally raw apples that cause allergic reactions, so for people who are allergic to apples, they can usually eat cooked ones.

Cherries

Most people who are allergic to cherries are also allergic to other fruits in the Rosaceae family, including peaches, apricots, and plums. Some common symptoms of cherry allergies include:

  • Itchy throat and mouth
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat
  • Nasal congestion
  • Hives
  • Nausea

Another symptom includes having a metallic taste in your mouth after eating cherries.

Kiwi

Throughout the world, there has been in increase in the number of people who are allergic to kiwi. People who are allergic to latex and birch pollen might have an increased chance at being allergic to this fruit. Some symptoms associated with a kiwi allergy include:

  • Itching or swelling in the mouth or throat
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing

One of the reasons kiwi has become such a common allergy is because it cross-reacts with other foods such as hazelnuts, avocado, banana, and rye grain. This means allergens found in these foods have similar properties causing the same types of reactions.

Blueberries

Those who are allergic to blueberries need to stay away from them and also any type of food item that is made with this fruit. Some common symptoms of an allergic reaction to blueberries include:

  • Itching of the mouth, tongue, and lips
  • Skin reactions such as hives
  • Abdominal pain
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Drop in blood pressure or feeling faint

Some people have even experienced a fatal allergic reaction, called anaphylactic shock, to blueberries.

If you think you may be allergic to these or any other fruits, visit a specialist, such as those at Mid America Ear, Nose, & Throat Clinic PC.


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Working Together: Holistic and Traditional Combinations That Work

I am one of those people who hates going to the doctor. In the past, I have relied on everything from cranberry juice to apple cider vinegar to fix my ails. As I get older though, I find that I need to rely more on traditional medicine than I did in the past. What I found out from my doctor is that I did not have to give up the holistic medicines I used. I could combine them. This blog is designed to help others focus on how to combing holistic treatments with traditional medicine in a safe and fun way.

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