Dr Jack A T Edmonds MB BS FRCGP

Private General Practitioner

Your Health in Our Hands

120 Harley Street

Phone: 020 7935 5050
Fax: 020 7935 3888
Email: enquiry@drjackedmonds.co.uk

PFS - Pollen Food Syndrome

PFS, also known as oral allergy syndrome affects about 2% of the UK adult population.   If you are noticing your mouth or throat swelling after eating certain raw foods you could be suffering from this usually mild condition which can be relieved by simply drinking water or taking antihistamines.  Plant foods contain similar proteins to those in pollens and when consumed uncooked can cause a reaction within 5 minutes of eating.   Some foods triggering these symptoms include apples, pears, cherries, carrots, celery, bean sprouts, kiwis, plums, peaches, strawberries and tomatoes.   Hazelnuts, brazil nuts, walnuts and almonds can also have this effect.

July 2018

News - BBC Health