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Author Topic: Cross-Reactions  (Read 28938 times)
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Barbara Allan
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« on: September 02, 2011, 05:17:26 AM »

A cross-reaction is a reaction that was initially developed in response to one substance but that is then triggered in response to a different substance.   Some food sensitivities are associated with cross-reactions. As the use of latex in the health care industry has grown, so have latex allergies and cross-reactions to bananas. People allergic to ragweed pollen cross-react with bananas, watermelon, zucchini, honeydew, cucumber, and other members of the gourd family, even if they have never eaten these foods before.  People allergic to birch pollen cross react to potatoes, carrots, celery, hazelnuts, and apples.
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 11:12:59 AM »

I know I have a reaction to birch pollen,as I get hayfever each year and have a large birch tree outside my window, but I have never connected it to potatoes, carrots ,celery, hazlenuts and apples before. Need to do more investigating.
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 07:12:04 PM »

Here is a cross-reaction allergy chart:

Hope it is helpful!
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