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allergic to white potato...will red potato be okay?

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allergic to white potato...will red potato be okay?

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on September 12, 2012
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Need to know what kind of reaction you have. Not all reactions to foods are allergic reactions.

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on September 12, 2012
at 02:36 AM

The only way for you to know is to try it.

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on September 12, 2012
at 03:09 AM

How bad of a reaction do you have to white potatoes? If it isn't too scary maybe try it out, but I think that red skinned potatoes are still white potatoes, the nightshade kind, just a slight variation in breed.

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on September 12, 2012
at 12:02 PM

Red potatoes (I assume you mean red-skinned potatoes) are almost identical to russet potatoes. If you suffer from serious reactions (especially eczema OR breathing complications) please do not continue to experiment.

The real question you have to figure out is WHY are you allergic to potatoes. There are about 12 different enzymes that have been well studied in potatoes, and any allergist can test you for them.

The reason this is so important, is that many of the enzymes are found in other nightshades, and people with potato allergies are often allergic to tomatoes and peppers without knowing. So while it is more acute with potatoes, you could be dealing with long term chronic issues without even knowing (something that you will want to fix)

Additionally, sweet potatoes only contain a few of the enzymes (that people have been documented as being allergic to) that white potatoes do. They may be a good alternative, but getting a allergy screening would be prudent first.

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