Peach allergy is an immune system response to proteins found in peaches, a condition more commonly observed in people with tree pollen allergies due to cross-reactivity. This type of allergy can vary from mild oral allergy symptoms to more severe, potentially life-threatening reactions like anaphylaxis....


What are symptoms of peach allergy?

  • Itching or tingling in the mouth and throat
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat
  • Hives or skin rash
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nasal congestion or sneezing
  • Anaphylaxis in severe cases, including difficulty breathing and drop in blood pressure

What foods cross-react with peach allergy?

Cross-reactivity is common in individuals with peach allergy, particularly those with Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). They may also react to:

  • Other stone fruits like cherries, plums, and apricots
  • Apples and pears
  • Almonds and other nuts, as they are related to peaches
  • Foods containing birch pollen, if the allergy is associated with birch pollen sensitivity

When should I consider getting a peach allergy test?

  • If you experience allergic reactions after eating peaches or foods containing peach.
  • If you have known allergies to related fruits, tree nuts, or birch pollen.
  • If you have a family history of fruit allergies or pollen allergies.
  • Before introducing peaches to a young child’s diet, especially if there’s a family history of allergies.

How do I reduce my peach allergy symptoms?

  • Avoid peaches and products containing peaches, including juices, jams, and flavorings.
  • Read food labels carefully for the presence of peach ingredients.
  • Be cautious with cross-contamination in environments where peaches are processed.
  • For mild reactions, over-the-counter antihistamines may provide relief.
  • Carry an epinephrine auto-injector if you have a history of severe allergic reactions.
  • Consult with an allergist for specific diagnosis and management strategies, including advice on handling cross-reactive foods.

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