All About Oral Allergy Syndrome

in Basics, Food Allergy, Fruit & Vegetable
Published: July 12, 2018

Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) is a form of food allergy that’s tied directly to pollen allergies. Also known as pollen-food syndrome, it can take a number of raw fruits and vegetables off your menu, as well as nuts, and even seeds and spices. What’s it like to live with OAS? How can you tell if you’ve got it? Why does raw fruit make the mouth itchy? Look no further than Allergic Living’s OAS Resource Hub for articles that will answer your questions.

A woman looking at fruit - something to consider with oral allergy syndrome.

Ask the Allergists
Can Fruit & Vegetable Allergies be Related to a Pollen Allergy?
How Can You Tell If a Peanut Reaction is a Severe Allergy or Just Part of OAS?
Why Does Eating Raw Fruit Cause an Allergic Reaction?

OAS Explained
Managing Oral Allergy Syndrome
The Science Behind Why Pollens and Foods Cross-React
Why Raw Fruit Can Make the Mouth Itchy
Plants, Foods That Cross-React

Personal Stories
When Raw Fruit is Forbidden
Believe Me, I Do Have Oral Allergy Syndrome
Oral Allergy Syndrome: The Eating Ain’t Easy