When I eat watery fruit and veg such as cucumber, melon, peppers etc. My throat and ears itch, the pain in my ears can be almost unbearable... But when I went to the doctors for allergy tests the told me I wasn't allergic! Phhff! They didn't have another explanation for the pain and itching though...!!
My dad and I also have this allergy. I seem to be growing out of it, however my father's condiiton has become worse with age, as he cannot even touch some raw fruit. It is worse with melons (esp. Watermelon, which means no association with a fruits sugar level) , berries, apples, bananas and some vegetables like carrots. No problems with citrus fruits. We also have pollen allergies.
I seem to have an allergy to certain raw fruits.. Like apples, pears, melons, peaches, plums, I also cannot eat raw carrots, however I can eat cooked apples and cooked carrots. I can eat some other raw vegetables but things like broccoli and cauliflower, I can only eat a little bit each time because my tongue starts to get itchy and I have a hard time breathing. I have yet to find a Dr. Who's been able to tell me exactly what I might be allergic to and if there is something in them that may be removed when they are cooked. Another allergy I have is to NUTS! I have yet to be tested for them individually because when I was first tested, I was tested for all at the same time and had such a bad reaction they couldn't really tell if I was allergic to all or just some. Next time I go for a test, it wont be a scratch test, it'll have to be a blood test.
I am allergic to Latex. I was told it is the antibodies in the latex that keeps me from eating most raw fruits and vegetables. Latex comes from a plant and the fruit and veggies have the same antibodies. Cooking the food removes the antibodies. I was not always allergic to latex or the fruits and vegetables. It started slowly in my thirties. Wen I try eating it I throw up or get hives, an itchy feeling. It's just not worth it. I sure miss my salads. I have to cook or stem all of my veggies. If it is not cooked enough my body will let me know about 2 minutes later.
I cannot eat lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, green peppers.... Nothing raw. If they can be pureed and cooked, I am okay, so I can eat it that way. Canned green beans are okay, but NOT the fresh cut beans, even cooked. Sometimes even an orange or some chocolate will give me a terrible stomache ache and bloating for days. Normally after I would eat such raw vegetables, I would be sick like I was food poisoned, up all night throwing up and throat burned from acid, then weak and sick and diarrhea for two days afterwards. I really have to watch what I eat very carefully. I take a medication for esophagitis as well, which helps, but still doesn't solve the raw vegetable problem.I am fine with nuts. My daughter cannot eat pineapples, cranberries, or bananas. Canned carrots are okay, or cooked carrots, if I don't eat too many. Another daughter allergic to dairy and soy. Food allergies run in my family, we all have some.
I too am allergic to all raw fruits and vegetables. I can eat them cooked or processed in a can. A banana will not only make my lips and mouth swell incredibly, but I will also be writhing on the floor with severe abdominal pain. This started when I was young, around 10 years old. It's very frustrating trying to eat well. I can't eat nuts either. Occasionally I will eat a salad, which lettuce doesn't agree with me either and sometimes causes abd. Pain and itchy throat. I can eat oranges, but only one within a day or so, otherwise I will get a fever blister. I thought I was a freak of nature. It's good to hear others with the same dilemma. Well, not good, but comforting.
Yes, I am allergic to pretty much all raw fruits & veggies (although I am able to eat when cooked). I am also allergic to nuts and soy. This is very annoying, especially since I love them. I've found that some allergic reactions are worse than others...definitely cannot eat apples, carrots, soy, but I've learned to accept the reactions when I eat lettuce or tomatoes (not as bad...my lips swell up but I can live with that).. I wish there was something that could be done to stop this. Eating them cooked is just not the same!
My mom is allergic to corn and can only eat it certain ways so it doesn't bother her. She can't eat strawberries at all. You can get tested at your local allergy doctor for some things and to test for allergies for foods you have to completely stop eating an item for three days, and then eat it by itself and see if you have a reaction. Some reaction are sleepiness, rash, redness, itching, swelling, hives, sneezing, coughing, bronchoconstriction, wheezing, dyspna, and sometimes asthma attacks, ears feeling full or in pain, abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, and sinusitis.
I have has this allergy syndrome for about 30 years and was diagnosed 10 years ago with a form of Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) related to birch. There are four different types tied to birch, mugwort, alder and ragweed and if you look up oral allergy syndrome on wikipedia you will find much more.
I'm actually allergic to bananas and usually vegetables with lots of... Spicy flavor? Whenever I eat them, I luckily don't suffer the swelling and whatnot, but I do experience a very irritating itchy sensation on my gums.
I am allergic to raw fruits and vegetables too, its actually the protein in them that I am allergic to, thats why when I cook them I can eat them, because the protein is broken down when heated!
I am allergic to cucumber. I have a friend who would get huge red blotches on her arms if she were to eat bananas
An ex-boyfriend of mine claimed that he was allergic to all raw fruits and veggies. I don't know if that was true, or if he was just making things up. In any case, it didn't work out because he ate nothing but meat, and I am a vegetarian! :p