In the season of peaches, tomatoes, melons and more, our writer with oral allergy syndrome digs into the condition that she – and so many others – are itching to control. Included are big questions such as: Why do I react to some but not all pollen-related foods?
Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Fruits, Vegetables (Oral allergy syndrome or IgE-mediated allergy) flavorings and spices colorings salads (may contain raw fruit or vegetables) spreads yogurts natural rubber latex (latex-fruit syndrome links fruits and vegetables to latex, a serious allergen) flavoring, natural/artificial flavoring color, natural/artificial color Sources: –ImmunoCAP –Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Allergies to kiwi, also known as the Chinese gooseberry or macaque peach, are on the increase worldwide.
An OAS reaction usually comes on swiftly and can recede just as quickly. You’re sitting there eating and all of a sudden, your lips (or tongue and palate) begin to swell. There might tingle or itch at the back of your throat, or you might start to sneeze, have the urge to blow your nose […]