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What Is The Difference Between Oral Allergy Syndrome And Shellfish Allergy
Cause of Oral allerg: Oas is seen when people with high level of ragweed pollen allergy feel itchy mouth and throat when they eat melons, (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew and rarely cucumbers). Also, birch pollen allergy triggers this when eating peach family fruits ( cherries, apricots, nectarines, etc...), apples and pears. Diagnosis is made by positive tests to the pollen and history. Pollen immunotherapy may help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A shellfish allergy is an exaggerated immune response due to exposure to shellfish protein. The reaction can present with typical symptoms of hives, respiratory symptoms (cough, wheeze, shortness of breath), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting), swelling, loss of consciousness, and can be fatal. Symptoms typically present within minutes to a couple hours ...Read more
I have oas(oral allergy syndrome) and I am also a pescetarian, i was wondering what kind of fruit i can eat?
Avoid offending food: Oral allergy syndrome due to allergic antibody (ige) to pollen which cross-reacts with heat labile proteins in raw fruits/vegetables e.g. Birch pollen ige cross-reacts with apple, peach, etc. Heating the fruit/vegetable destroys the cross-reacting proteins. Avoid the offending foods when raw; can be eaten cooked/canned. Sometimes allergy injections decrease pollen ige so can tolerate raw fruit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oral allergy synd: Yes, but it's not common. Many patients with this problem do not require specific treatment, because the symptoms are mild. Sometimes if they want to eat the fruit, they pre-medicate themselves with antihistamines. If the reactions are really bothersome or dangerous, with throat closing and hoarseness, the food should be avoided as best possible, and epi pen carried. ...Read more
Avoid fruit: But you can eat meat, fish, fowl, starches, grains, dairy, eggs, all cooked vegetables, some raw vegetables, oils, spices. You'll want to avoid most fruit. ...Read more
I have oral allergy syndrome and can't eat nuts but used a body wash with walnut shell in it. Will i get symptoms?
Oral allergy syndrom: Oral allergy syndrome are local symptoms on contact with certain food due to cross reactivities of those to environmental allergens. It usually does not cause life threatening events like in real food allergies. You can test it on a small area on your skin before applying it to the whole body to gaze how much symptoms you get. ...Read more
I have oral allergy syndrome. Is there any advice on how to eat healthier when i cannoy eat any fresh fruit and most veg? Thanks
Yes: No one is allergic to all vegetables and fruits and thus you should be able to find something you can eat. Oral allergy syndrome is mainly a nuisance and does not lead to throat swelling or anaphylaxis. You may try taking an antihistamine about 1-2 hrs prior to eating the offending fruit or veggi and see it this helps. If not , staying away from them would be only logical. ...Read more
Unlikely: Rather boiling or cooking, proteins need to denatured (destroyed), to stop them from triggering the symptoms. Unlikely that steaming alone would be enough, best wishes ...Read more
generally yes: The most common foods for oral allergy syndrome now known as pollen-food allergy syndrome is melons, banana, apple and other fresh fruits and some vegetables. Potato allergy is uncommon. Typically it is the "raw" fruit or vegetable that has the heat sensitive protein. Since potato chips are cooked they are usually very well tolerated. ...Read more
Not unknown: but I'd doubt that this would affect the allergenicity of the fruits. ...Read more
Cook the food: Oral allergy syndrome can be caused by a large variety of foods, so the answer to your question depends on the foods that bother you. Most foods that cause oral allergy syndrome are due to proteins that are destroyed by heat, so cooking the food may solve the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: Relatively common oral allergy syndrome (oas) occurs when the immune system mistakes one protein for another. In oas seasonal allergies to birch pollen result in itchy mouth & throat whenever certain raw fruits & vegetables are eaten. Most common are apple, carrot, citrus & peach. Ragweed & melon have a similar association. No symptoms occur if the foods are cooked. The condition is persistent. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do over-the-counter allergy medicines work for oral allergy syndrome if you take a pill before eating?
No: The only thing that works for oas is allergy shots to reduce your sensitivity. I don't know exactly why that is, but i've never met a single patient who had found any medication that prevented oas symptoms. ...Read more
I have oral allergy syndrome and am unable to eat raw fruits and veggies. Should they be ok if cooked?
Yes: Yes, you should be able to eat the raw fruits and veggies as long as they are cooked. ...Read more
Try rotation/elimina: Rotation elimination diet. Check out alcat testing. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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