What Is Oral Allergy Syndrome?enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-QA-enHD-AR1.gifOral allergy syndrome can cause an itchy mouth and throat. Find out more.oral allergy syndrome, itchy mouth, itchy throat, OAS, pollen, hay fever, seasonal allergies, fruit, allergy, allerges, pollen, polin, pollin, polen, allergic, oral allergy, oral allergies, oral allergy sindrome, kids and allergies, children and allergies, food allergy, food allergies, reaction, allergic reactions, allergic to food, anaphylaxis, epi, epinephrine, allergy medicines, allergy medications, allergy testing, allergy tests, nuts, peanuts, tree nuts, nut allergy, allergic to nuts, panut allergy, tree nut allergy, allergic to08/31/201209/26/201609/26/2016Larissa Hirsch, MD04/14/2015314b050e-178c-4847-9ab5-57cb528f1ed0https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/oas-sydrome.html/<p><em>What is oral allergy syndrome?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Diane</em></p> Oral allergy syndrome, or OAS, is an allergic reaction that usually happens only in the mouth and throat. People with OAS can react to specific foods, such as certain fruits and vegetables. When they eat food they're allergic to, they may notice itching, tingling, swelling, and redness of the lips, mouth, or throat &mdash; often within minutes.</p> <p>People who are allergic to <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pollen.html/">pollen</a> are more likely to have OAS. In fact, OAS is also called pollen-food allergy syndrome. The immune system gets confused and thinks that the foods being eaten are similar to pollen that the person is allergic to. Many people with OAS can eat these same foods without any problems if they are cooked, not raw. That's because cooking changes the food enough that the immune system no longer thinks it is a threat.</p> <p>OAS usually only involves mild symptoms in the mouth and throat. But, rarely, the reaction also can affect other parts of the body or cause more serious symptoms, like difficulty breathing. If there's a concern that your child is at risk of a more <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/anaphylaxis.html/">serious reaction</a>, your doctor might prescribe emergency medicine to always have available.</p> <p>If the doctor thinks your child has OAS, he or she may give you a list of foods to avoid or to be careful with. The doctor also can give you other tips to make a reaction less likely, such as peeling or cooking the food before offering it to your child.</p> ¿En qué consiste el síndrome de alergia oral?El síndrome de alergia oral, o SAO, es una reacción alérgica que generalmente solo afecta a la boca y la garganta. La gente con síndrome de alergia oral reacciona a alimentos específicos, como ciertas frutas o verduras.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/oas-sydrome-esp.html/8fd8e0cc-13d4-43ff-a377-2bfe80bb93b4
5 Ways to Be Prepared for an Allergy EmergencyQuick action is essential during a serious allergic reaction. It helps to remind yourself of action steps so they become second nature if there's an emergency. Here's what to do.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/allergy-emergency.html/d5aa4a48-7679-468c-8e87-905586a85181
All About AllergiesMillions of Americans, including many kids, have an allergy. Find out how allergies are diagnosed and how to keep them under control.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/allergy.html/50114e1e-94ae-48c1-8769-b59b60036096
AllergiesYour eyes itch, your nose is running, you're sneezing, and you're covered in hives. The enemy known as allergies has struck again.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/allergies.html/713fb4e6-f5fa-49aa-b73a-c1488066a909
Allergy ShotsMany kids battle allergies year-round, and some can't control their symptoms with medications. For them, allergy shots (or allergen immunotherapy) can help.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/shots.html/560272a7-d80b-4017-979d-4a41bb4023ea
Allergy TestingDoctors use several different types of allergy tests, depending on what a person may be allergic to. Find out what to expect from allergy tests.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/allergy-tests.html/781afac6-a4a9-477f-a759-1cee604cebf5
Egg AllergyBabies sometimes have an allergic reaction to eggs. If that happens, they can't eat eggs for a while. But the good news is that most kids outgrow this allergy by age 5.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/egg-allergy.html/b0e15eab-3324-4c70-bcde-c10de5e1e322
Food AllergiesStruggling with strawberries? Petrified of peanuts? Sorry you ate shellfish? Maybe you have a food allergy. Find out more in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/food-allergies.html/e56e2bf2-b47d-46d4-886a-4c90accbb7a7
Food Allergies and Food SensitivitiesFind more than 30 articles in English and Spanish about all aspects of food allergies in children.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/foodallergies-center.html/d3c22db3-bb92-40fb-ab56-d23fdaf053be
Food Allergies and TravelTaking precautions and carrying meds are just part of normal life for someone who has a food allergy. Here are some tips on how to make travel also feel perfectly routine.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/travel-allergies.html/5bc35b92-7b74-479e-bf6d-49bea8256851
Hives (Urticaria)Has your child broken out in welts? It could be a case of the hives. Learn how to soothe itchy bumps and help your child feel better.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hives.html/5e85e905-de3c-4c9a-829a-566f37d712a5
If My Child Has Food Allergies, What Should I Look for When Reading Food Labels?Food labels can help you spot allergens your child must avoid. Find out more.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/foodallergy-labels.html/4c35f0d8-01b4-40a0-97cc-10eefbbd5836
Learning About AllergiesDuring an allergic reaction, your body's immune system goes into overdrive. Find out more in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/allergies.html/c4c99b6f-c068-41ef-a755-63be7a2fca42
Nut and Peanut AllergyIf your child is allergic to nuts or peanuts, it's essential to learn what foods might contain them and how to avoid them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/nut-peanut-allergy.html/c40549b0-03e4-4286-87e7-8d5ee4137883
Seasonal Allergies (Hay Fever)At various times of the year, pollen and mold spores trigger the cold-like symptoms associated with seasonal allergies. Most kids find relief through reduced exposure to allergens or with medicines.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/seasonal-allergies.html/cecd684d-418a-4344-a892-cb1894d92d82
Serious Allergic Reactions (Anaphylaxis)A person with severe allergies can be at risk for a sudden, serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. This reaction can seem scary, but the good news is it can be treated.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/anaphylaxis.html/0a39f182-b6cb-4509-990c-ba3790dad4b8
What Is Skin Testing for Allergies?A scratch or skin prick test is a common way doctors find out more about a person's allergies.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/skin-test.html/cd2bf968-d812-40dd-bac5-23853e0f6291
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