Started noticing that I reacted to bananas in my late teens, this after eating them and loving them all my life. :/ Not long after, I developed what I referred to as a food intellorance to avocados and kiwis. I find myself still experimenting with these foods, except for kiwi, because I just can’t give them up. Fortunately for me, it is not a life and death issue, as it is is with eggs (sad), but like some of your experiences, when I consumed a fresh banana or avocado, I would get the tingling in the mouth, throat, and stomach cramps. For a while now, I have been blending the fruits either together or separate to make a smoothie. I’ve wondered about the strings in the fruits whether they are part of the problem, and if removing them from the banana, or hoping to get an avocado minus the brown strings (guessing game), would decrease the symptoms or not produce any. I buy organic, and since converting several years ago, the symptoms have also reduced, so a pontential synthetic fertilizer, pesticides etc., could also be enducing said allergies. Since blending the fruits, I no longer get the tingling in the mouth (few years testing), but I get stomach pain every now and then. This morning, I made a smoothie with organic fruits & veggies from Whole Foods Market, and the half avocado I used, did not affect me. It also had no brown strings, which is said to be caused from picking avo from a younger tree. Last week I used an avo from Outpost Natural Foods in my smoothie (1/3 of it), and got stomach pain. It also had several brown strings (so not attractive looking, and disappointing since the store is a high-end organic and natural food place). I have a reason to believe that seasons, depending on when the fruit is picked, time, and place, where the farm is and how careful and responsible their farming practices are.
The amount of beneficial nutrients like omega 3s and potassium that are in these fruits make it that much harder for me to give up. I need my fatty acids!
I tried taking 2 Benadryl the last time I ate guacamole to no avail. About 5-6 years ago, I developed a food allergy to avocados and to almonds. Guess it’s an “a” thing. With avocados it feels like the food is stuck in my chest and then I get stomach cramping and possibly vomiting after. I was in denial for the longest thinking it was a fluke – obviously. Almonds aren’t as bad but I don’t get as sick.
Simply put, the Hygiene Hypothesis is the theory that naturally occurring infections somehow immunize the body against the development of asthma, allergic diseases and autoimmune disease. If the body sees a lot of these natural infections, the immune system is skewed away from allergy and autoimmune disease. If it doesn’t, and it gets too many antibiotics in the first year of life, and, in essence, its environment is “too clean”, then the immune system moves towards allergy.
According to , the two types of avocado allergy are 1) oral allergy syndrome connected to birch pollen and 2) allergies connected to latex allergy.
If you suffer from the first type, the birch-pollen allergy, you can develop local symptoms in the mouth, lips and throat including itching and inflammation. Symptoms either show up immediately or up to 1 hour after eating fresh avocado or an avocado-containing food. This is oral allergy syndrome and is contained to the mouth, lips and throat without leading to a systemic type reaction, which includes hives, stomach upset and anaphylaxis among other symptoms. Though oral allergy symdrome can be quite uncomfortable, it isn’t life threatening on its own.
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He writes: “recent investigations have furthered an overarching “microbiome hypothesis” to home features, medical practices, and cleanliness behaviors that are suspects in the hygiene effect… Good clues are emerging that give mechanistic substance to the theory and could help guide microbe-based therapeutics to fill the allergy and asthma management gap in prevention and disease modification.”
I nearly died 2 months ago from eating an avocado. I have eaten them before but not often. This time i had a severe anaphylaxic attack and collapsed. Very scary indeed. I`m now having blood tests etc. at allergy clinic to test for latex allergy and nuts etc. I am also a hayfever sufferer and the usual time i have eaten avovados before was summer and i was taking anti-histimines for hayfever. This time i wasn`t taking anti-histimines so could this be related? Makes you wonder
I’m 57. When I was a child I hated and refused to eat bananas and avocados. In college a friend made me a smoothie (we called them health shakes in the 70′s) made with a banana. Though I hated it, I drank it to be polite, and promptly threw up. Around the same time learned that I actually did like guacamole, but after eating it I would vomit.
Since then, I continue to avoid raw bananas (fried plantains or banana bread is OK), and have learned that I can eat about 2 tablesppons of guacamole without throwing up.
I have no problem with kiwis or berries, and I don’t think I have a latex allergy.
I don’t believe I have a latex
I have never had a reaction to avocado until today from eating one last night. I only have skin problems, painful burning and huge red scaly patches on my face and neck. I get the same reactions from mangoes which just started a year ago, and certain wines, which started about five years ago. Oranges have made me throw up for 20+ years.I don’t like bananas, walnuts, or melons so I could have problems with them too. It is so strange that they just pop up out of the blue. I have always been allergic to animals and pollens, these are better as I age (I’m 43) but the food allergies are getting worse. Very wierd.
I am allergic to both avocados and latex, as well as adhesives (like bandages) I was told by a doctor they are all related (rubber tree plant) If I have a medical procedures/IV I usually fight with the staff about the tapes they use, no one wants to believe me. A few years ago I insisted they not use plastic tape, the staff wouldn’t listen. The next day when they removed the IV they also removed a 1.5 x3 inch patch of my skin…
Excuse me but I’m allergic to Avacados I throw up its actually happened only once but before that every time I ate Avacados weather it was in sushi or gwaccomoli however you spell it I always felt nauseous and most of the time I stop myself from puking due to the environment I was in *resturaunts* and on top of that I break out in hives when I eat kiwis and my dad and sister are allergic to bananas, it all ties together doesn’t it.