PRACTICE: DECISIONS. Oral allergy syndrome

Sussman, Gordon; Sussman, Arthur; Sussman, David
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, p1210
Academic Journal
The article discusses a case of a man presented with itchiness in mouth after eating fruits such as apples and tightness in throat after eating peanuts. The patient appears to have an allergy to fruits and nuts, but actually has pollen-food or oral allergy syndrome which results from seasonal rhinorrhea. The avoidance of eating foods causing the problem is recommended as the easiest and safest way to treat the syndrome. Other treatments offered include pharmacotherapy and immunotherapy.


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