Kiwifruit and Allergy

kiwi fruit is one of the most popular and delicious fruits in the worldwide. This fruit is one of the most perfect foods because rich of excellent and good nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, fibers and minerals therefore helps and treats some diseases. But with all these benefits however, this fruit can do (make) too much problems for those who develop allergies to it.

Allergy Introduction

An allergy is a reaction by your immune system to something that does not bother most other people (an abnormal immune reaction to the proteins found in fruits and vegetables). People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing.

kiwi fruit Allergy

A kiwi fruit allergy is an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to kiwi fruit or food containing of kiwi fruit. Most reactions are limited to itching and inflammation in the mouth and throat but others can experience more serious symptoms, in the general there are two types of kiwifruit allergy:

1. Some people are allergic to the kiwifruit itself, and contact with it (such as touching or eating it). In these cases, weak symptoms may include on the body.

More serious symptoms include:

  • Swelling in the face, throat and/or mouth
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe asthma
  • Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting


2. The second type of kiwifruit allergy comes under the heading oral allergy syndrome. Those affected become allergic to tree pollen first of all and later develop symptoms to kiwifruit as well because the proteins in the fruit are similar in structure to those in the pollen. A person with this type of kiwifruit allergy will experience immediate tingling, swelling or itching in the lips, mouth or throat, every time they eat raw kiwifruit .

Although most people in this second group experience mild symptoms, we believe it is vital for anyone with kiwifruit allergy to obtain proper medical advice.

Treatments for Food Allergy -- kiwi fruit

The best way for a person with allergies, avoid of kiwi fruit, kiwi fruit skin and its other products. When this is not possible for us, treatment depends on the nature and amount of the reaction. Treatments include:

  •          Dietary reformation and allergen avoidance: with education of children, parents and all the people.
  •         No treatment : if signs are weak and self-limiting
  •         Antihistamines: Useful for allergic rhinitis and some allergy mediated skin conditions.