Diagnosis of oral allergy syndrome is reached after taking a patient's clinical history and, in some cases, conducting skin prick tests and oral food challenges with raw fruit or vegetables.
If you or your child experience a reaction beyond the mouth area after eating a fresh fruit or raw vegetable, that food could be considered a risk for anaphylaxis, a serious reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. In one study, researchers found that oral allergy syndrome symptoms may progress to systemic symptoms in nearly 9 percent of patients and to anaphylactic shock in 1.7 percent of patients. Consult with your allergist for more information and to determine whether you should carry an epinephrine auto-injector to treat such potential severe reactions.
Content was based on American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology