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.

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How do you treat someone who has oral allergy syndrome?

Oral allergy synd Rx. Usually the reactions are to fruits, and they are local in nature. Many of my 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, the food should be avoided as best possible, and epi pen carried. Read more...
No treatment. Oral allergy syndrome is not treatable. The only option is to avoid the food that triggers the reaction, although cooking the food can eliminate the reaction. 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...

My daughter was diagnosed with oral allergy syndrome: are the symptoms year round and permanent?

Food allergy. Oral allergy syndrome is due to a cross-reactivity between plant proteins from pollen and fruits or vegetables. When a child or adult with pollen allergy eats a fresh fruit or vegetable, the immune system sees the similarity and causes an allergic reaction. Many patients with oral allergy syndrome can eat the same fruits or vegetables when they are cooked. Cooking changes the proteins. Read more...
Food Allergy. Oral allergy syndrome is due to a cross-reactivity between plant proteins from pollen and fruits or vegetables. When a child or adult with pollen allergy eats a fresh fruit or vegetable, the immune system sees the similarity and causes an allergic reaction. Many patients with oral allergy syndrome can eat the same fruits or vegetables when they are cooked. Cooking changes the proteins. Read more...
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 more...
It is variable. I have practiced in many areas of the us, caribean and europe. Oas can go away after moving to a place without the pollen causing it. That is, away from ragweed or birch. It takes 5-10 years without exposure. Allergy immunotherapy to white birch was not effective. But, a mixture of paper/red/white is effective at a high doses (strength of 1/5 of your allergy solution.) share this with allergist. Read more...

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...