It is known that people suffering from mugwort pollen allergy often also experience symptoms when eating certain foods. This phenomenon is caused by a so-called "allergen family" within botanically related plant foods and pollen. More specifically, the same proteins found in pollen are found in various plant foods.
- celery raw and cooked
- spices: cumin, curry
- exotic fruits: mango, lychee
It is most common for itching or burning in the mouth and throat area or sometimes swelling in the mouth and throat, which can lead to difficulty swallowing. Less common symptoms are nausea, hives, or even asthma, indigestion and circulatory problems.
- Take allergy tablets regularly during the mugwort blossoming season; if symptoms persist for two consecutive seasons, vaccination is recommended.
- Make note of exactly which of the foods described above induce reactions; cross-reactions are often unique to each individual.
- Avoid the above-mentioned foods according to respective intolerance.