Itching or swelling of the mouth, lip, tongue, or throat
OAS is an allergic reaction to fruits and vegetables that have similar proteins to certain pollens.
Tips and Treatment:
Avoid raw foods that cross-react with your pollen allergens.
Take oral antihistamine medications to relieve mild symptoms.
Bake or cook foods to degrade the protein and eliminate the cross reaction.
Eat canned fruits or vegetables during your pollen season.
Peel the food as the protein is often concentrated in the skin.
Call an allergist when OAS symptoms get worse or occur when eating nuts.
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