With food/pollen allergies in our family, melons are not eaten much. Once in a while I will chop up some watermelons but that’s pretty much it.
Did you know?
- a person with pollen allergies who eats raw fruits or vegetables and in this case, melons, will have an allergic reaction caused by ragweed pollen.
- a person may experience itching, burning, or tingling of the mouth, throat and tongue.
- a person with Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) will have these symptoms which can last only a few seconds or minutes depending on the severity of the individual’s allergy.
True story… my husband had a very bad reaction while we were dining out one night due to the raw vegetables in his salad. Fortunately, the Epipen saved the day. I will never forget the look on his face when he knew something was terribly wrong.
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