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Can someone be allergic to onions?

There is this lady at my office and everytime we have a group meal she starts reminding everyone that she is allregic to onions so don't order anything with onions.

I think she just doesn't like them (i don't either).

People are allergic to shellfish, nuts, citrus...but it doesn't seem like peole are allergic to one specific food...are they?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on May. 17, 2011 in Health

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  • People can be allergic to onions.

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 2:57 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • I guess someone can be allergic to anything. It might be that she just doesn't like them also though.

    Answer by RelaxedMom2-3 at 2:57 PM on May. 17, 2011


    The only thing I'm allergic to is avacados... Its rare but possible


    Answer by elizabiza at 2:57 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Strange as it may sound.. I'm allergic to chicken.. yes chicken.. Dh is allergic to the little red skins on peanuts, so I don't see why someone can't be allergic to onions

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 2:57 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Yeah,but that'd be more of a contact allergy
    I've never heard of an airborne or food allergy to them

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:57 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Yes! It is possible!

    My daughter is allergic to potatos and peaches only.

    Everything else, foodwise, she is fine with.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 2:57 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Yes you can be allergic to onions.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:57 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • She could be. My son and my dad are really allergic to garlic.

    Answer by TheSugarComa at 2:58 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Yes, I worked with someone that was allergic to the onion "juice". So even if she picked the raw onions off the food (like a hamburger on bun for example) she still could not eat the food because it has been in contact and might have picked up some of the juice from the onion.

    Answer by MizLee at 3:00 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • I have a skin allergy to eggs. I can not crack an egg. I will have this crazy rash that doesn't stop till I get benedryl.

    Answer by Shaken1976 at 3:05 PM on May. 17, 2011

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