Thursday, 3 April 2014

Tips for Eating Your Favorite Food If You Have Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS)


Spring time is here and if you have pollen allergies, some food may cross react with the pollen and trigger the oral allergy syndrome (OAS). The basic rule is to avoid eating those foods that make you unwell. But if its your favorite food or for some reason you cannot avoid eating them, Dr Renee has some tips for you:

  • Cook it: Cooking often breaks down or alters the trigger proteins so that the immune system doesn’t target them.


  • Peel it: Peeling fruits such as apples may help, because most trigger proteins are in the peel.

  • Can it: Canning also breaks down trigger protein