A 23-year-old female asked:
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What are the symptoms of an oral allergy? Whenever I eat carrots, apples, nuts such as almonds, pears, avocados I get an itchy throat or swelled lips

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
What you described: are the symptoms of oral allergy syndrome considered to be caused by cross-sensitivity between pollen and fruits with share allergens. It is also called fruit-pollen allergy syndrome. Although OAS is not usually life-threatening, it is best to avoid them.
Answered on Apr 10, 2015
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