Whoever said “an apple in a day keeps the doctor away” clearly did not know anyone with oral allergy syndrome(OAS), also known as “pollen allergy syndrome”. In this condition, immunoglobulin E-mediated hypersensitivity to an environmental allergen, food allergen such as (carrots, apples, cherries, pear, potatoes, tomatoes, banana, melons, avocado e.t.c) triggers food allergy.
Patients with this food allergy are described as having symptoms limited only to the oropharynx. This type of allergic reaction is self-limited because the immediate discomfort of oral histamine release causes most patients to stop eating. However, patients can tolerate the cooked or processed versions of the foods triggering symptoms. So dear readers, as you know health is wealth; you can still enjoy the benefits of taking fruits if you have OAS by taking the processed one or the cooked one. Enjoy!
REFERENCE: GARY J. STADTMAUER, MD.