This article applies to reading labels in the United States. For the Canadian version, click here. When you or someone in your family has food allergies, the most important thing you can do to avoid an allergic reaction is to avoid the food. Sounds simple enough, but with all the confusing ingredients on packaged goods […]
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.
*If you don’t see the chart above, click to view the chart as an image Read more about Oral Allergy Syndrome and fruit allergy: Oral Allergy Syndrome: When Raw Fruit is Forbidden Advice on ‘Real’ Fruit Allergies
Dr. Antony Ham Pong, an Ottawa allergist and clinical researcher, estimates that up to 10 per cent of the general population has oral allergy syndrome. That means the condition affects more people than milk allergy, peanut allergy or shellfish allergy. OAS is a condition that’s linked to hay fever, which affects a third of the […]
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 […]
If you have oral allergy syndrome, chances are that you also have seasonal allergies to pollen from trees such as birch and alder, or you’re allergic to ragweed or grass pollens. Roughly one-third of North Americans with pollen-related allergies are thought to be affected. It’s not clear why the other two-thirds of hay fever sufferers […]