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A 18-year-old female asked:

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
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
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.
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Exactly that: allergy symptoms can vary from skin rash all the way to anaphylaxis, so what you describe would be consistent with allergic symptoms. suggest seeing an allergist for complete testing and prn meds

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Last updated Apr 10, 2015

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