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Patient-Centered Oral Allergy Syndrome Care in McKinney and Southlake

Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) is a condition where individuals with pollen allergies also experience reactions to certain raw fruits, vegetables or nuts due to the involvement of similar proteins. At TexasAllergyMD, we offer personalized allergy care and management services to minimize the impact of OAS symptoms.

McKinney and Southlake oral allergy syndrome treatment.

Board-certified allergist Dr. Mireku specializes in treating both adult and pediatric patients, locating the source of their allergy symptoms and identifying the best treatment options. Visit us in McKinney/Prosper or Southlake for fast relief from OAS.

An Overview of Oral Allergy Syndrome

Also known as pollen-food allergy syndrome, oral allergy syndrome is a cross-reactive allergy typically affecting people with seasonal allergies. The immune system confuses proteins found in certain foods (apples, carrots, celery, hazelnuts, onions, peaches and tomatoes) with substances such as birch, grass and ragweed pollen. OAS symptoms appear shortly after consuming these foods (and many others), usually causing itching and swelling of the lips, mouth and throat.

How We Treat Oral Allergy Syndrome

At TexasAllergyMD we offer a series of allergy treatments for North Texas patients. Our aim is to identify the cause of an allergy and deliver lasting relief and protection from severe allergic reactions.

Oral Allergy Syndrome Testing

Our approach to diagnosis usually involves a skin prick test to see how a patient responds to allergen exposure. This simple procedure can test for reactions to many allergens, including various types of pollen and foods.

Oral Allergy Syndrome Treatment

When OAS is causing health concerns or a lower quality of life, Dr. Mireku may recommend an allergy desensitization treatment. Immunotherapy treatments like allergy drops (SLIT) or allergy shots help the immune system build tolerance through gradual exposure to the allergen.

Common Questions About Oral Allergy Syndrome

Oral allergy syndrome usually causes mild symptoms such as itching or swelling of the mouth, lips and throat. However, in rare cases OAS can lead to more severe symptoms or even anaphylaxis, particularly in individuals with severe pollen allergies.

Cooking foods can prevent oral allergy syndrome reactions, as the heat alters the proteins that trigger symptoms. Most people with OAS can tolerate the same fruits or vegetables if cooked, canned, peeled or otherwise processed.

You can tell the difference between oral allergy syndrome and other food allergies by paying attention to the symptoms. Oral allergy syndrome symptoms are usually mild and limited to the mouth and throat. In contrast, food allergies can cause reactions from mild and moderate to severe, possibly accompanied by symptoms like hives and breathing difficulties.

Oral Allergy Syndrome Treatment in McKinney/Prosper and Southlake

If your allergy symptoms impact your quality of life, TexasAllergyMD is here to help. We provide innovative oral allergy syndrome solutions at our allergy treatment centers in McKinney/Prosper and Southlake. Call (469) 375-1525 or request an appointment today.

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