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.

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.

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.

Honey Allergy Resources

Honey is primarily sugar; proteins which may cause allergy have not yet been identified.

An allergic reaction to honey is most likely to be from what else may be within the honey, trace contaminants of:

– Pollen particles

– Antibiotics and herbicides

– Bee and hive remnants

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

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

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for honey 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.

Oral Allergy Syndrome Resources

This syndrome is now more commonly called Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome (PFAS) – the term “Oral Allergy” has been adopted to define the symptoms of the syndrome.

I have put together some more comprehensive resources at http://www.allergyresources.co.uk/Oral-Allergy-Syndrome.php

The allergy resources page for Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) covers the key allergens and other foods which are commonly cross reactive.

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for fish 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.

Fish Allergy Resources

The key proteins associated with fish allergy are Parvalbumins, found in most species of fish. It is found in different concentrations in different species of fish

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

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

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for fish 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.

Banana Allergy Resources

Allergic reactions from eating bananas are caused by chitinase, which is a plant derived enzyme made by the plant naturally to act as a defence against fungal attacks.

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

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

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for banana 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.