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6 Spring Allergens You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Reader's Digest Canada of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 6: Sniffling and sneezing can happen after you eat raw or fresh fruits. Called <a href="http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/conditions/"><strong>oral allergy syndrome</strong></a>, this condition occurs when your<a href="http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/conditions/tune-your-immune-system/"><strong> immune system</strong> </a>sees a similarity between the proteins of pollen and those of the food, and triggers a reaction. If you are allergic to tree pollen, for example, foods like apples, cherries, pears, apricots, kiwis, oranges, plums, almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts may bother you. Cooking or peeling the food may help.

Common spring allergens: Farmer's Markets

Sniffling and sneezing can happen after you eat raw or fresh fruits. Called oral allergy syndrome, this condition occurs when your immune system sees a similarity between the proteins of pollen and those of the food, and triggers a reaction. If you are allergic to tree pollen, for example, foods like apples, cherries, pears, apricots, kiwis, oranges, plums, almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts may bother you. Cooking or peeling the food may help.
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