An apple a day, and my allergies go cray!

An apple a day, and my allergies go cray!

If there was a Miss Allergy USA, I’m pretty sure I would enter the competition. I’m allergic to a lot of things. No really, the list is quite extensive. I remember one time the dermatologist whipped out stacks of paper and said, “Wow, you’re pretty much allergic to everything!” 

Geez thanks Doc!

I would list them all, but we would be here for a while. So i’ll do you a favor and skip that for now.

The other day I came across this article titled, “Does your mouth itch when you eat apples or other fruits?” Ummm, YES! My throat always itches after certain fruits especially apples. I end up peeling off the skins and putting a dash of salt on the apple. Otherwise, my lip starts to swell and my throat closes up. So much for ‘An apple a day, keeps the doctor away!’

My slogan would probably look a little more like this…

An apple a day, and my allergies go cray!
An apple a day, would have me reaching for the throat spray!
An apple a day, will have me at the hospital getting an x-ray!

Ok, you get the idea.

Anyways, this article talks about oral allergy syndrome, caused by a sensitivity to pollen. This pollen travels onto fruits and vegetables, which causes the itchy mouth and throat symptoms. It also gives you a visual graphic chart of different seasons and which pollen count is highest for that particular time. In addition, it lists the most common fruits and vegetables that causes people to have an allergic reaction.

If you sufferer from food allergies, this article is a MUST READ.. so check it out!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/does-your-mouth-itch-when-you-eat-apples-or-other-fruits/2015/08/31/94d06c36-3f68-11e5-8d45-d815146f81fa_story.html

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