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Hi, I have a question about allergies

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

It's been happening for the past 7 years but nobody believes me when I tell them about it. Whenever I eat apples, or carrots, or cashews or random fruits and vegetables my mouth and throat get SUPER itchy and my lip puffs up. Do you have any idea what this is??

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?

I'm 16 and it happened for the first time when I was in 4th grade (I might've done the math wrong about how many years it has been but I'm sure it was 4th grade for the first time). And not really, you sort of just have to wait it out. Some foods are worse than others, like bananas make me kinda itchy, but apples make me itch like crazy

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not really

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Hi,

Welcome to JA and thanks for this question. I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms. Actually, this sounds like simple food allergies, the fact that you have swelling of the lips and itching after ingesting certain types of food products is a clear indication of food allergies. This can be diagnosed with a simple allergy test which would check to see exactly which products you are allergic to and then you can avoid them in the future.

Also, you can start using OTC Claritin or Zyrtec on a regular basis which would help in controlling the symptoms which are caused by this issue. But it is common for people of your age to be allergic to MULTIPLE products, the simplest solution is to avoid using those products. This, however, is NOT an indication of an underlying serious disease.

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