Cherry Allergy Resources

The allergens associated with a cherry allergy are called Pru av 1, Pru av 2, Pru av 3 and Pru av 7.

Most people suffering from this allergy are thought to be sensitised to the protein Pru av 1, which is similar in shape to Bet v 1 which is a protein found in birch pollen. This can cause cross reactions with other fruit.

I have put together some more comprehensive resources at http://www.allergyresources.co.uk/Cherry.php

The allergy resources page for cherry covers the key allergens, which allergic syndromes are linked to this allergy and other foods which are commonly cross reactive with cherry.

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for cherry allergies and the latest research papers on the topic.

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Garlic Allergy Resources

Garlic is a well recognised cause of allergic contact dermatitis and urticaria. Patch testing using neat garlic can cause false-positive reactions because of diallyl disulfide found in the bulb acting as an irritant on the skin.

Diallyl disulfide is used as a garlic flavouring in food and garlic oil.

I have put together some more comprehensive resources at http://www.allergyresources.co.uk/Garlic.php

The allergy resources page for garlic covers the key allergens, which allergic syndromes are linked to this allergy and other foods which are commonly cross reactive with garlic.

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for garlic allergies and the latest research papers on the topic.

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Egg Allergy Resources

Eggs contain a lot of allergenic proteins. They are named gal d 1, gal d 2 d etc. up to gal d 10.

Gal d 1 to 4 are allergens found in the egg white. Gal d 5 is an allergenic protein in the yolk.

Gald d 8, 9 and 10 are allergens linked to fish/chicken allergens (gal d 8 is also known as alpha-parvalbumin).

I have put together some more comprehensive resources at http://www.allergyresources.co.uk/Egg.php

The allergy resources page for egg covers the key allergens, which allergic syndromes are linked to this allergy and other foods which are commonly cross reactive with egg.

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for egg allergies and the latest research papers on the topic.

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Dill Allergy Resources

Most people react to the main allergen in dill, which is homologous to Bet v 1 found in Birch pollen which can cause oral allergy type symptoms to multiple fruits and vegetables.

Dill contains the protein hevein, which is homologous to chitinase which is the main cause of allergic reactions to Latex.

I have put together some more comprehensive resources at http://www.allergyresources.co.uk/Dill.php

The allergy resources page for dill covers the key allergens, which allergic syndromes are linked to this allergy and other foods which are commonly cross reactive with dill.

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for dill allergies and the latest research papers on the topic.

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Sulphite Allergy Resources

Sulphites (or sulfites as they are known in most other countries) are different from other allergens as they are inorganic salts with preservative properties rather than food proteins.

This is not usually a classic IgE allergy as the symptoms are usually either from contact in the form of rashes or exacerbating asthma symptoms, so are classed as a sensitivity or intolerance.

I have put together some more comprehensive resources at http://www.allergyresources.co.uk/Sulphite.php

The allergy resources page for sulphite covers the key allergens, which allergic syndromes sulphite allergy is linked to and other foods which are commonly cross reactive with sulphite.

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for sulphite allergies and the latest research papers on the topic.

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Carrot Allergy Resources

Most people react to the main allergen in carrot, which is Dau c 1. It is homologous to Bet v 1 found in Birch pollen which can cause oral allergy type symptoms to multiple fruits and vegetables.

You may have Pollen-Food Allergy Syndrome if you suffer from carrot allergy with oral allergy symptoms but are able to eat it cooked.

I have put together some more comprehensive resources at http://www.allergyresources.co.uk/Carrot.php

The allergy resources page for carrot covers the key allergens, which allergic syndromes carrot allergy is linked to and other foods which are commonly cross reactive with carrot.

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for carrot allergies and the latest research papers on the topic.

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Poultry Allergy Resources

The main protein thought to be responsible is Chicken serum albumin (which is identical to alpha livetin found in egg yolk).

This is a partially heat-labile allergen (partially damaged by heat); Small studies have shown that IgE reactivity to Chicken albumin was reduced by 88% after heating at 90 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes.

I have put together some more comprehensive resources at http://www.allergyresources.co.uk/Poultry.php

The allergy resources page for poultry covers the key allergens, which allergic syndromes poultry allergy is linked to and other foods which are commonly cross reactive with poultry.

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for poultry allergies and the latest research papers on the topic.

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Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome – Allergy Resources

This was previously called Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS), the term was coined to define the symptoms. It has now been termed Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome (PFAS) more definitively as it mostly affects people who already suffer from pollen allergies and seasonal rhinitis due to cross reactivity.

I have put together some more comprehensive resources at http://www.allergyresources.co.uk/PFAS.php

The allergy resources page for pollen food allergy syndrome covers the key allergens and foods which are commonly cross reactive.

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for pollen food allergy syndrome and the latest research papers on the topic.

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Ragweed Pollen Allergy Resources

Amb a 1 is thought to be the most important ragweed allergen (in older texts it may be referred to as “antigen E”, with 95% of ragweed allergic patients being sensitised to this protein.

Other allergens found in ragweed are incredibly similar in structure which makes sufferers of ragweed pollen allergy excellent candidates for immunotherapy, which helps to reduce the allergic symptoms of ragweed induced rhinitis.

I have put together some more comprehensive resources at http://www.allergyresources.co.uk/Ragweed.php

The allergy resources page for ragweed pollen covers the key allergens, which allergic syndromes ragweed pollen allergy is linked to and other foods which are commonly cross reactive with ragweed pollen.

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for ragweed pollen allergies and the latest research papers on the topic.

If you have multiple allergies and are interested in how they are linked or want to find out more about food allergies outside the usual top 14 then you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter, where I share a food allergy card every day of the week.

Potato Allergy Resources

The main allergen in potato is the protein patatin (also known as sol t 1) which is thought to cause the majority of allergic reactions.

You may have Pollen-Food Allergy Syndrome if you suffer from potato allergy with oral allergy symptoms to 3 or more of the foods mentioned in cross reactivity section.

I have put together some more comprehensive resources at http://www.allergyresources.co.uk/Potato.php

The allergy resources page for potato covers the key allergens, which allergic syndromes potato allergy is linked to and other foods which are commonly cross reactive with potato.

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for potato allergies and the latest research papers on the topic.

If you have multiple allergies and are interested in how they are linked or want to find out more about food allergies outside the usual top 14 then you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter, where I share a food allergy card every day of the week.