I say “weak” meaning in comparison with what happens to people with true food allergies. For those few people, food allergies can extremely dangerous: tiny amounts of peanut, for example, have been known to cause life-threatening reactions and even death in very allergic individuals. I got over it, but you can bet that was the last time I ever snuck over that fence.” It is now known that people who suffer pollen-induced seasonal rhinitis, often known as “hayfever,” can suffer cross-reactions to fruits, vegetables, and even certain chemicals and synthetic materials.” This didn’t cause any problems other than those suspicions of my parents. Most allergy experts say that the foods that people are most commonly allergic to are milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts and tree nuts, and seafood.”) You may have never bothered before to find out exactly which pollens cause your allergy symptoms, but if you have OAS it may finally be worthwhile to do so.. When I was in high school, I remember the biology teacher doubting my claims of being allergic.
If you already know you have seasonal allergies, and you experience symptoms like those I have been describing, then it is very likely your symptoms are indeed being caused by Oral Allergy Syndrome (“OAS.. You can imagine how hard that was to explain to my Mom and Dad, who naturally thought this was just a cleverer-than-average excuse not to eat healthy foods. Antihistamines can help with the symptoms, the same as they help with your other symptoms. Food allergies are potentially very serious, even deadly reactions to foods. You may have heard about desensitizing treatments for allergies, and there is some evidence that this helps, but it is a long and complicated and uncomfortable process for most people who try it. I experienced those same symptoms again.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for OAS. There are well-documented lists of which foods and other substances correlate to which pollen allergies, so if you know exactly what pollens you are allergic to, you can predict foods and other materials that are likely to cause you problems.
I got in the habit of telling people, “I’m sorry I can’t eat that, I’m allergic. For example, I was put on potato-peeling duty in the Army, and I got a terrible rash (hives) from the potato juice splashing on my skin, as well as my first-ever asthma attack from breathing in the fumes!
So what was really going on here? It turns out that my high school teacher was pretty much correct. Go to your doctor and ask for an allergy skin test, which is the simplest way to test for common pollen allergies.
At least, that’s how I felt when, for the umpteenth time, I had snuck over the fence into the neighbor’s yard, and picked a few of his golden-ripe pears off of his tree. But this time, I was at my brother’s wedding reception, and I wasn’t doing anything wrong: I had taken a nice red apple from the table and started eating it.
My problem, it turns out, is something called “Oral Allergy Syndrome. She told me plainly that this wasn’t like any food allergies she had ever heard of, and she was sure I was just being a picky eater.
Before long, my mouth and lips began to itch and burn! I stopped eating the fruit, but too late: before long I was having stomach pain and nausea, and that itching just wouldn’t go away.
A few months later, something similar happened. but you garden netting Suppliers can guess what happened when I started to eat them, I suppose?
Within about a year or so, I found that I could not eat apples, pears, nuts, coconut, lettuce, carrots, or just about any kind of raw fruits or veggies. When I take a bite of a raw apple, somehow my immune system thinks I am trying to swallow birch pollen! Not to get too technical here, but the shape of the protein molecules in that apple are interpreted by my body as being similar enough to the pollen to provoke a weak allergic reaction. In general, however, you will simply need to identify the foods that cross-react with your pollen allergies, and avoid them. Then came Thanksgiving, and yum! how I loved to crack and eat the nuts that were set out in large bowls in all the houses. For some foods, this means not even touching them or being around people who are eating them. I brought them home and sat outside in my yard, and started to eat them.Divine retribution! God must have been punishing me for stealing. Luckily, true food allergies affect a fairly minor percentage of people: Experts estimate that only 2 percent of adults are truly allergic to certain foods. People with food allergies must avoid the food they are allergic to altogether. Also, many people find they can eat their favorite foods just slightly cooked (enough to break down the offending proteins,) or even just slightly more or less ripened than usual. I remember seeing something on TV about a high school kid that almost died after kissing a girl who had eaten peanuts. My problem was indeed caused by allergies – but NOT by food allergies. I suppose it was convenient on occasion, but more often than not, this problem was preventing me from eating foods that I actually enjoyed. Certainly when I am suffering from eating an apple slice it doesn’t seem weak or minor to me! I guess I should mention that there have been very rare reported cases of this type of allergic problem causing dangerous reactions like anaphylactic shock, but again that is very rare.