If you haven't been over to the Oral Allergy Syndrome page for awhile you might want to know that there have been a few minor changes, and some new charts! I've added 2 new versions of an Oral Allergy Syndrome Food Chart (1 with both pollens and foods, another with just a list of OAS related foods), and 1 brand new Food Allergy Diary to help determine food allergies.
The charts come with links to downloadable, printable versions that you can print out and use to highlight or fill in, as needed. I'm sharing them here on this announcement, but you can always find them at their more permanent home on the Oral Allergy Syndrome page.
If you are having trouble determining which foods are causing you problems, you might want to try keeping an allergy diary. Keeping track of what you've eaten, what you have been exposed to, and any subsequent symptoms can help you better understand how your body reacts to different foods. Although it's always best to best to see a doctor to determine allergies, a diary can help at least pin down problems that need to be addressed.
For more information on symptoms, you can check out the Oral Allergy Syndrome page. While much of that page applies to hay fever related foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, soy, and wheat, those with meat and milk allergies may experience similar symptoms and can benefit from keeping a diary.
If you have food allergies related to Oral Allergy Syndrome, you can print out one of the below charts and highlight your problem foods to give to friends and family so they can help keep you safe (thus avoiding that awkward anaphylactic shock at the dinner table!) There are two versions here: the 1st one has both pollens and their corresponding related foods, while the second has organized lists of foods in alphabetical order, for easy highlighting.
How do you let friends and family know about your allergies?
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