Your diet may be connected to your allergy symptoms
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:17:58 GMT —
A new report from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology says those who are sensitive to pollen may experience similar symptoms when eating certain fruits.
Foods such as apples, plums, celery, cherries, and carrots may bother those who have allergies to birch pollen. For those with grass allergies, it's peaches, tomatoes, watermelon, and oranges that might bug you. If you have ragweed allergies bananas, cucumbers, honeydew, and cantaloupe melons as well as zucchini might aggravate symptoms.
You may be able to reduce reactions from these foods by buying them canned, cooking or baking the food, or by removing the peel.
For those who aren't taking prescription medicine, a local allergist says you can still get some relief. Dr. Erin Cannington told FOX 31, "Patients who have never been prescribed medications can certainly use over the counter medications like anti-histamines, nasal sprays, and then saline sprays or saline rinses are also really helpful.