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Does cholinergic urticaria increase risk of anaphylaxis from oral allergy syndrome and exercise (with and without ingesting OAS causing fruits)?

Different mechanisms. Cholinergic urticaria is different from oral allergy syndrome or exercise induced anaphylaxis. At any rate, if anybody has any of these conditions, using antihistamines and keeping an Epipen (epinephrine) handy is a wise thing to do. Have an evaluation by an allergist for better control, best wishes. Read more...

Is oral allergy syndrome dangerous?

Orl allergy syndrome. Usually, patients with oral allergy syndrome have itchy symptoms locally of the lips, tongue and sometimes the throat, and it is not dangerous. When the symptoms are more severe and cause hoarseness or real airway obstruction, we tend to call it anaphylaxis. Severity affects the description and the two conditions can overlap. Anaphylaxis is a broader term & includes many causes and sx patterns. Read more...

Fill me in on oral allergy syndrome?

Fresh food allergy. Oral allergy syndrome is due to allergy to allergens in fresh fruit and vegetables. In most cases skin testing will be positive only when testing with fresh food, not with cooked foods or medical extracts. Symptoms are usually limited to itchy mouth and throat, rarely progressing to more severe reactions. Some reactions are due to crossreactivity between pollen such as ragweed and cantaloupe. Read more...

What causes the development of an oral allergy syndrome?

OAS. This is a disorder related to cross reactive proteins in the fresh or raw fruit of vegetables you eat. For example, fresh apple causes itch, tingle, and possible swelling in the mouth, but apple pie, apple sauce, apple crumble cause no symptoms. It is because you have seasonal pollen allergies. Think where the fruit or veggie grows and it can give you a clue to what pollens you are allergic to. Read more...

Are potato chips safe for oral allergy syndrome?

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...

What's the difference between a food allergy and "oral allergy syndrome"?

Type of food allergy. Oral allergy syndrome (oas) is a type of food allergy, with symptoms limited to the mouth and throat and prevented by cooking all food. There are other types of food allergy, some of which cause gastrointestinal (stomach/bowel) problems such as diarrhea or pain, or a rash, or watery eyes/nose, or even swelling of the throat and/or other life-threatening problems like very low blood pressure. Read more...
Food allergy. A food allergy in adults is uncommon. It can be verifed by skintesting and rast testingmin most cases but not all cases since you may be allergic to what the food becomes after digestion. An oral allergy syndrome is probably referring to food intolerance which is not a classic allergy and may not show up with such tests. It has many causes and is a complex subject but is more common in adults. Read more...
OAS is food allergy. Oas is the most common and benign type of food allergy. It occurs when proteins which are contained in pollens are shared with fruits/vegetables/grains/legumes. Ingestion of the food induces oral pruritis and in rare occasions, rhinitis and angioedema but it rarely progresses to systemic symptoms. Fortunately, these labile proteins are degraded by your stomach pH after ingestion. Read more...
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 more...

I have oral allergy syndrome, so what are some healthy alternatives for snacks?

Depends. It really depends on the raw fruits and vegetables you are having to avoid. There are probably some fruits and vegetables that you can tolerate. You should also be able to eat the fruits and vegetables that bother you as long as they are cooked. 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 more...