Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cross-reaction allergy

Cross-reaction allergy is define as, the same antibody, reacting to a non-identical antigen, but of close appearances.

So here is a list of the most common, cross-allergy reported:

  • Peanuts: soy bean, green bean, peas
  • Pollen: hazelnut, green apple, peach, almonds
  • Cow's milk: Goat milk
  • Wheat: Rye
  • Birch: Apple , carrot, cherries, pear, peach , plum, fennel, walnut, potato wheat
  • Grass: Melon, tomato,watermelon, orange, wheat
  • Pine: Pine nut
  • Latex: Banana, avocado, kiwis, plums, peach, cherries, apricot, nectarine, figs, papaya
  • Shrimp allergy: Lobster, crab
  • Cantaloupe: Watermelon, guava, avocado, pumpkin, cucumber, squash
  • Salmon: Swordfish, sole
  • Peach : Apple, plums, cherries, pear
  • Ragweed: Banana, melons, zucchini, cucumber, chamomile, honey, ecchinacea
  • Gluten: Dairy, nightshade, peanuts, soy

For pollen allergy, you will get oral allergy symptom, when you eat the food. Cooking the fruit or vegetable, will usually, breakdown the allergic protein, and you will not get any reaction from that food.

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