Many people who suffer from hay fever may also be allergic to certain fruits, vegetables, nuts or spices. This condition is known as pollen-food allergy syndrome.
If you have a pollen allergy, you may notice that taking a bite out of an apple leaves your mouth itchy or tingly. Other common foods related to this type of allergy include hazelnuts, peaches, pears, raw potatoes, bananas and tomatoes - to name a few.
Symptoms can range from a slight annoyance to swelling of the throat or anaphylactic shock. The allergy occurs because proteins in the fruits and vegetables are similar to the proteins in their pollen. Many report symptoms only when these foods are consumed raw.
Those who suffer from cross-related allergies are often extremely discouraged from having to deal with the nasal and respiratory symptoms from pollen in addition to the food allergy. The good news is, you can reduce many of your airborne allergy symptoms, at least in your home.
Our professional-grade air purifiers can rid the air in your home of common allergens. One such product, AllerAir AirMedic+ Vocarb, is specifically designed to control allergens and other particles that exacerbate allergies and asthma. Its advanced, medical-grade HEPA filtration technology performs at a higher level than in purifiers that only use standard HEPA filters.