Potato allergy is a relatively uncommon food allergy that involves an immune response to proteins found in potatoes. It can affect individuals of all ages and manifest in various ways, from skin reactions to gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms. This allergy can be triggered by both raw and cooked potatoes....


What are symptoms of potato allergy?

  • Skin reactions such as hives, redness, or itching
  • Swelling of the lips, mouth, throat, or face
  • Gastrointestinal issues like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain
  • Runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, or nasal congestion
  • Difficulty breathing or wheezing
  • In severe cases, anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening reaction

What foods cross-react with potato allergy?

Cross-reactivity with other foods in individuals with potato allergy can include:

  • Other nightshade vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants.
  • Sometimes, latex, due to a condition known as latex-fruit syndrome.

When should I consider getting a potato allergy test?

  • If you experience allergic reactions after consuming potatoes.
  • If you have known allergies to other nightshade vegetables and suspect a reaction to potatoes.
  • If you have latex allergy, as there can be cross-reactivity with certain foods.
  • If you have a history of food allergies or a family history of allergies.

How do I reduce my potato allergy symptoms?

  • Avoid potatoes in all forms, including dishes and processed foods that contain potato ingredients.
  • Read food labels carefully to identify and avoid products with potato content.
  • Be cautious when eating out, as many dishes may contain potato ingredients.
  • For mild symptoms, over-the-counter antihistamines may provide relief.
  • In cases of severe reactions, carry an epinephrine auto-injector if prescribed.
  • Consult with an allergist for accurate diagnosis and personalized management recommendations.

Test(s) that measure/test for Potato

Trusted by over 10.000+ customers

gettested trustpilot
call to action
call to action line graphic

Still not sure what you need?

Let our experienced team of nutritionists, medical experts, health coaches guide you.