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post in: Health, News Date:08 Oct 2017, 12:39 views:1054
Yes, you can be allergic to avocados. In fact, you can be allergic to avocados in not just one, but two ways: you might have an oral allergy to avocados, or you might have a latex allergy. Oral Allergy, an oral avocado allergy is triggered when you eat avocado and medicine your body treats the food as an invader, alerting your immune system.
Your body reacts with mild to severe allergy symptoms, such as itching of your lips, mouth, and throat.
You could have an oral avocado allergy if you are also allergic to birch pollen.
Advertisement, advertisement, latex Allergy, youre much more likely to react to avocados if you also are allergic to latex (and vice versa).
Latex and avocado allergies are an example of cross-reactivity. People allergic to latex may also be sensitive to bananas, kiwis, chestnuts, and papayas.
However, if youre allergic to latex and have a reaction to one of these foods, you could be reacting to the latex in the gloves of a food preparer, not the food itself! Its possible youre not actually allergic to avocados, but what they come in contact with. For example, some people are allergic to pesticides used on avocados; buying organic could solve their problems.
Symptoms of latex-avocado allergy include swelling of the lips, sneezing, itchy eyes, and stomach discomfort, including vomiting. You also could have systemic reactions, including hives, and anaphylactic response, like swelling of the airways and difficulty breathing. A reaction this serious is very rare from an avocado allergy, but if it happens, get to a doctor right away or call 911.
If youve been handling avocados and you feel symptoms of an allergic reaction on your skin, its possible the pesticides and other crop chemicals on the surface of the avocado are what is bothering you. It might help to wash the avocado with a food-safe wash designed to remove chemicals.