Millions of people who are allergic to pollen experience an itchy mouth as well as other oral symptoms when they eat certain fruits and vegetables. This condition is called oral allergy syndrome (OAS) and can make eating these foods unpleasant and sometimes possibly dangerous.
Today pediatric allergist Dr. Ray Davis returns to the show to talks with Sue about oral allergy syndrome – sometimes called pollen-food syndrome. Some of the questions the two discuss are:
- What is OAS?
- What are the symptoms of this condition?
- Who gets OAS?
- What is the connection between oral allergy syndrome and pollen allergies?
- How is it diagnosed?
- How can a person manage OAS?
- Is there a “cure”?
Listen to Dr. Davis's previous Parenting Food Allergies Podcast episode Top Food Allergy Questions Answered by Pediatric Allergist Ray Davis, MD.
Pediatric Allergist, Ray Davis, MD has been in private practice with Allergy Consultants in St. Louis for over 35 years. He is also a professor of Clinical Pediatrics Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary medicine at Washington University, St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Dr. Davis has an impressive list of credentials including multiple national presentations to other physicians regarding food allergies and asthma.
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