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Recurrent Itchy Mouth

  • Charmi Patel
  • Punita PondaEmail author
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Practical Points

  • Pollen-food allergy syndrome is caused by cross reactivity of pollen-related protein with raw fruits, vegetables and nuts

  • Symptoms are a result of contact urticaria in the oral and oropharyngeal mucosa

  • Prick to prick is the best diagnostic method for pollen food syndrome in combination with typical history

  • For certain nuts such as peanut and hazelnut, component testing can be helpful for diagnosis

  • Patients can continue to have cooked or heated foods as tolerated

Keywords

Pollen-food allergy syndrome Prick to prick test Contact urticaria 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Allergy and ImmunologyDepartment of Medicine, Albany Medical Center, Albany Medical CollegeAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.Division of Allergy and Immunology, Cohen Children’s Hospital of New YorkDonald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/NorthwellGreat NeckUSA

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