Are there allergies to kiwis?

Yes, a small number of people are allergic to Green Kiwifruit.  The reactions vary from mild to severe. In a very few severe cases, treatment by a doctor or a hospital may be necessary, particularly in young children.  Other symptoms include marked swelling and itching of lips and tongue within a few minutes of eating kiwifruit. Itchy nose and eyes may also be experienced.  The symptoms usually disappear within 30 minutes. Consult your doctor for more information.

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