Im 15 years old now and since i was about 12 i cant eat or even smell the scent of bananas, apples, strawberrys, pears, mellons, water mellons..heck.. almost ALL fruit.. lituraly!
Im not being the average male teenager saying that i cant eat fruit or veg becauses its dicusting, it realy is discusting and my throwt cloggs up! I asked my friend, he said his sister does the same but with only bananas and said shes allergic to them.. Is that possible? Could i be allergic to all fruits? Because right now it is VERY hard to swallow...
I can eat nuts, carrots, beans, peas, wheat, milk etc etc.. im not allergic to ANYTHING ELSE other than fruit as far as i know.. i have low hay fever which itches my eyes and grass irratates my skin also i have a VERY good imune system so its got nothing to do with that.. and im a healthy 15 year old boy.. not fat, way more on the skinny side..
I did a lil bit of resurch and this is what i found:
Another interesting immediate food allergic phenomenon is that of the Oral Allergy Syndrome. Here the allergic reaction is localised to the mouth and throat and is triggered by allergy to Fruit and Vegetables such as Apple, Peach, Celery, Tomato and Cherry.
But i can eat cherrys and tomatos..but boy are they yicky lol! Note: Vegatables arnt the problem here
Reply fast because im am very worried :-(
Many believe that allergies cannot be desensitized. If you believe that they can, or are willing to give it a shot, look for an EDS technician (also known as biomeridian) in your area. They have techniques that help the body in accepting allergies, eventually getting the body used to accepting what's irritating them.
My kids have multiple food allergies as well as other allergies and Benedryl is our first line of defense. You may want to have your parents look into some cleanses for you and then you will want to stick with a very clean diet, since you are so sensitive now.
when i was about your age, the same thing started to happen to me. slightly different fruit, but i can't eat raw cherries, apples, tomatoes, mangos... most things, really. bananas are absolutely fine, thankfully, and so is citrus fruit. cooked stuff is also fine. i have no idea why this happens at a certain age. i think hayfever and certain other allergies are connected in some way. (and i think they run in families, alongside migraines, which again, fortunately, i don't get.)
i don't think there is a solution. you could believe some of the c**p about gm foods and odd-sounding remedies if you liked. it's best just to avoid foods that cause you problems, though, i think. maybe worth keeping some antihistamines to hand (the sort of thing you can get over the counter for hayfever), in case you accidentally eat something you weren't aware of problems with, for example. and eat things slowly if you're not sure, wait and see if you have symptoms. if it gets bad, talk to your doctor, certainly. and don't eat things just to be polite if you can't eat them, people normally understand if you explain -- you don't want to end up choking on their floors! (i'm sure you wouldn't, but you know what i mean.)
For 5 years my doctor kept telling me theres no such thing as a fruit allergy, until i went private and realised i had oral allergy syndrome... an allergy to raw fruit and vegetables. Emphasis on the word RAW.
Its horrible, nobody ever believes you which is fine, but when your sitting in a room filled with fruit eating company and you ask to be excused.. it looks like the height of either rudeness or insanity but this is a problem I myself, and im sure a lot of people are faced with.
Diagnosing the allergy was fine, but after the diagnosis i got no help what so ever.
The gave me a box of antihistamines and told me to take 2 if i get a bad reaction. But what about the healthy eating thing?
How can i eat healthy if im allergic to fruit and veg??
iv tried researching this on the net with no luck at all
so anyone out there with any idea... give me a shout
You basically, as you've already stated, have an oral allergy syndrom. Eating the fruit 'cleaned' without chemicals will not help as someone suggested earlier. Peeling it will also do very little. This allergy has nothing to do with the chemicals cleaned [although it's good to eat cleaner fruit as always]. Organic fruits will not solve the problem either as someone else had stated. 70% of people who experience hay fever have oral allergy syndrome. It's because your body recognizes the structure of the fruit as similar to the pollen you are allergic to, hence giving you an allergic reaction. Cooking the food, like some other people have stated, will resolve the problem. Same with dried fruit.
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I cannot eat raw fruits/some veggies. Try boiling 10 minutes celery, apples, pears and peaches in water covered. This takes away the first sugar that's hard to digest. For crunchy try green beans several varieties, asparagus and carrots.