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Allergies board

About 5 yrs or so ago I noticed that when I ate apples my throat and lips would get tingly and itchy then little bumps (welts?) would develop on my lips. Sometimes my lips swell so much it looks like I took a nice hit to the mouth. Over the years the allergy list has increased. Although if they are cooked the reaction is greatly reduced and sometimes I have no reaction. I have looked it up online and it sounds like Oral Allergy Syndrome. Can anyone relate? Have you found any relief? I could like benadryl but then I am knocked out.

I do have seasonal allergies to tree pollen and grass along with asthma. I have heard these are related.

Here is the list (at least the ones I can remember at the moment):

Apples, Peaches, Pears, Apricots, Plums, Pineapple, Cantaloupe, Strawberries, Watermelon, Kiwi, Banana, Blueberries, Sugar Snap peas, Cucumber, Celery, Soy, Almonds