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Do you Know why your Mouth is Itching? - Raw Fruit and Veggie Allergies - AllerDHQ - Good Gut

[fa icon="calendar'] May 26, 2017 6:42:11 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim

Does your mouth get itchy and tingly when you eat raw fruits?

Have you ever bitten into an apple, carrot or any raw fruit or veggie and experienced an uncomfortable itching in your mouth or throat?

If you're like me, allergy season shows you no mercy. Pollen leaves me with itchy watery eyes, an itchy sniffly nose, and and even itchier throat accompanied by a harsh cough. Those who are suffering seasonal allergies also have the chance of developing allergic reactions to common fruits and vegetables, which I have as well. It also becomes hard and frustrating to feel like you are allergic to everything and I find that this allergy for me can also be "hit or miss". Sometimes I eat a raw fruit or veggie and I'm fine, others it's quite the opposite.

These reactions, although typically mild can come on suddenly, even if you had no history of a fruit or vegetable allergy. It is referred to as oral allergy syndrome. People suffering with this allergy are not necessarily allergic to the fruit or vegetable itself, but rather plant pollens. Many fruits and veggies contain a protein with a similar make-up to these pollens, which can cause the immune system to mistake the fruit and vegetable proteins for the pollen that originally caused that allergy.

Many people suffering with this type of allergy may also find that the reaction happens more often when seasonal pollen allergies are kicking in. Although people with this type of allergy are typically advised to avoid the foods that cause a reaction, often times people with Oral Allergy Syndrome.

Fix your Gut and you can fix your allergies.

I recommend Xymogen's AllerDHQ to take everyday during high pollen season.

If you are suffering already from allergies or you know you will be soon there ARE healthy ways to help.

We can address your hypersensitivities with allersode desensitization drops that are easy for all ages to take daily. We monitor your progress in the office for desensitization.  

Remedies are easy to store, safe and inexpensive. NO SHOTS. 

Call if you have chronic allergies of any kind if you are sick and tired of being sick and tired. 

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Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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