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What is "fruit with seeds" in relation to eczema triggers

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I keep seeing lists of common eczema triggers that specify "fruit with seeds." Doesn't all fruit have seeds? Does it mean fruit that you commonly eat the seeds as part of the fruit?

 

An example of such a list is here: http://www.eczemaguide.ca/eczema_care/triggers_to_avoid.html

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I'm not sure what that means. My daughter is seven years old and suffered from eczema horribly. I took her to the dermatologist, only to go home with prescriptions for creams. Ugh. Finally, I read a book that talked about how most eczema is the result of an allergic reaction. I started cutting out foods to try and figure out what she was allergic to. After a couple of months, her eczema was gone, and I'd figured out it was from soy and birch pollen (many foods cause a cross-reaction). I wanted to make sure I was right (really to see if there were any more foods) so I brought her to an allergist for a prick test. The doctor determined she is allergic to soy, birch pollen, grass pollen (4 of them), oak, sycamore, ash and maple. The cross-reactive fruits/vegetables to birch and grass pollen are peach, apple, plum, cherry apricot, strawberry, pear, almond hazelnut, potato, carrot, celery, tomato, melon, and watermelon. The pollen cross-reactive foods have been hard to avoid, but soy is the hardest thing to keep out of her diet. I now buy special bread, flour...

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Originally Posted by sublimeliving View Post

The cross-reactive fruits/vegetables to birch and grass pollen are peach, apple, plum, cherry apricot, strawberry, pear, almond hazelnut, potato, carrot, celery, tomato, melon, and watermelon.

Interesting- so far, we've seen possible reactions (either eczema or digestive) to potato, carrot, and watermelon. I also suspect, but don't know for sure, almond, celery, and tomato. It might be worth looking into...

 

 

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