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Fairly mild reaction to kiwi this morning, do I need to do anything or just avoid?

(6 Posts)
CharCharGabor Wed 28-Oct-09 22:13:54

I've always been a bit sensitive to fruits, apples make my lips swell a little and raw tomatoes make my mouth sore. I've always just ignored it. This morning I had a kiwi and straight afterwards my throat felt a bit swollen and was tickly and itchy. It lingered for a few hours but has gone now. Just wondered if I should do anything about it or just avoid kiwi fruit. I don't normally worry but as it was in my throat I am unsure. TIA smile

kcartyparty Wed 28-Oct-09 22:21:06

You need to know for sure if you are allergic to this fruit. If it is an added ingred in something it could cause a nasty reaction

You should go to yr doc and ask for a skin prick test.

Don't touch the fruit again or anything with it as an added ingredient

I used to have the same prob with strawberries. My allergy to them lessened after I fell preg with DS1

Ledodgy Wed 28-Oct-09 22:25:11

Kiwis are known to be highly allergenic. They make my ears tingle.

CharCharGabor Wed 28-Oct-09 22:26:15

Thanks kcartyparty, will make an appointment tomorrow. I'm pregnant with dd2 atm and any allergic stuff improved with dd1 but not this time. Am also refluxinga fair bit so will try and get that sorted

CharCharGabor Wed 28-Oct-09 22:28:25

Yes, I just googled and saw that ledodgy. Also said it was linked to latex allergies and I do react to latex although rast test was negative.

teameric Wed 28-Oct-09 22:28:47

kiwis make my mouth itch too I just avoid them.

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