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Oral Allergy Syndrome

Can’t enjoy that apple, peach, or cherry? Many people with a condition called Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) can experience an itchy mouth/throat, mouth swelling, and rarely throat closing off when eating certain fruits, vegetables, or nuts. OAS is a type of food allergy that develops in adults with seasonal pollen allergies.

Can Kenalog or Cortisone Shots Help My Hay Fever?

Kenalog or Cortisone can work well to suppress Hay fever allergies and itchy eyes/runny nose for 1-3 months. However, there can be significant side effects.  These shots are falling out of favor with Allergists and doctors. If you are young and healthy, a Kenalog shot given every 4-5 years is unlikely to cause significant harm.