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Oral allergy syndrome

Food allergies that affect the gastrointestinal system from the lips to the gut are known as oral allergy syndrome (OAS). Consumption of raw fruit, vegetables, seafood and eggs in hypersensitive people can cause swelling, itching, and redness of the lips, tongue, gums, palate and throat of affected people. OAS can also present as conjunctivitis, rhinitis, asthma or an anaphylactic reaction. The recommended treatment for OAS is avoiding the triggers, or cooking them before consumption. Antihistamines can dampen down the immune response and desensitization to the allergen can also be trialled.

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About: Oral allergy syndrome

Date: 2005

Source: About

Author: Judy Tidwell


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