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Oral Allergy Syndrome

Oral Allergy Syndrome in Minneapolis, MN

For nearly 30 years, it has been known that itching in the mouth after eating fresh fruits and vegetables can be related to a birch or ragweed pollen allergy. The lists below indicate some of the fruits and vegetables known to be cross-reactive.

Known Cross-Reactive Foods

Birch Pollen


  • Pear
  • Peach
  • Apple
  • Cherry
  • Apricot
Oral Allergy Syndrome Minneapolis, MN


Less Common

  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Potato


Least Common

  • Chestnut
  • Kiwi
  • Avacado

Ragweed Pollen

  • Watermelon
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Bannana
  • Cantelope