Oral allergy syndrome

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What is oral allergy syndrome?

Oral allergy syndrome is a type of food allergy classified by a cluster of allergic reactions in the mouth in response to eating certain (usually fresh) fruits, nuts, and vegetables in individuals who are sensitized to plant pollens.

Common symptoms reported by people with oral allergy syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with oral allergy syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) pain (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Benadryl)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
oral allergy syndrome (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with oral allergy syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with oral allergy syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog difficulty sleeping when on full dose 9 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
double vision (diplopia)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2) pain (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Benadryl)
Perceived effectiveness
for oral allergy syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
brain fog drowsiness 3 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
oral allergy syndrome (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with oral allergy syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has oral allergy syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 8
30s 22
40s 21
50s 7
60s 6
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 23
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 14
Female 52

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 46
Not Diagnosed 9

These charts show data from oral allergy syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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