Pear is present in juices, jams, jellies, preserves and eaten as fresh fruit.
Like other fruit and vegetable allergies, pear allergy also takes two forms. In North Europe birch pollen allergy symptoms with OAS prevails. Individuals often develop reactions to other cross fruits – apple, apricot, cherry, banana, hazelnut, celeriac and carrot. Itching, burning, swelling of lips, throat inflammation, rashes and OAS can happen to individuals with pear allergy. Cooked pear is safe but not raw and fresh.
Latex allergy type with generalized urticaria, abdominal pain, vomiting and other life-threatening symptoms occurs in Mediterranean countries. Stomach cramps and vomiting may be strong and come on suddenly. Patience may experience diarrhea. Symptoms are like those of food poisoning. These individuals cannot eat cooked pear too.
In babies pear allergy symptoms include – runny nose, itching and rashes, voice change, swelled eyes, inflammation of body parts and blockage of arterioles. Be careful when you buy baby food containing pear.