You’re not imagining it! If you have hay fever, certain foods can make your mouth or throat itch or tingle. Allergist Martin Smith, MD, explains this phenomenon called oral allergy syndrome, or food-pollen syndrome.
Think hay fever is mainly an inconvenience? Discover the truth about seasonal allergies (to tree pollens in the spring, grasses in the summer, and ragweed and molds in the fall).
You know allergies can make you miserable. But will you have to suffer with them for life, or is it possible to grow out of them? Learn more.
Spring allergies are caused by tree pollens; early summer allergies are triggered by grasses; fall allergies tend to come from weeds such as ragweed and molds.
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