In the last two years or so, I've noticed that whenever I eat certain fruits, my throat becomes really itchy. It mostly happens with peaches. Right after eating the fruit, my throat gets itchy and sometimes almost feels like it's closing up a bit, which is a little scary. It usually goes away in about five minutes. Needless to say, I've avoided peaches.
Yesterday I took a bite of an apple though and I got that same itchy, uncomfortable feeling in my throat. I IMed my mother about this and said that I thought I had some sort of allergy to certain fruits.
Mom: I think you are imagining things.
Me: Dunno, I've been getting this for like two years
Mom: It sounds neurologic.
Me: You mean it sounds psychological?
Me: You always say that. Like when I was allergic to the mold in your bathroom and you kept telling me it was psychological, then you cleaned the bathroom and I was fine.
Mom: But you grew up here. And all of a sudden you couldn't stay in the living room.
Me: Because you had MOLD!
Mom: It is not that long after though.
Me: Well, maybe I got accustomed to the mold when I was living there, then I lost my resistance. Or maybe the mold got worse.
Mom: Maybe a combination.
(You could literally SEE mold growing on the walls of the bathroom. My husband was horrified.)
I then looked it up on google, which informed me that I may have Oral Allergy Syndrome. Apparently, this is something where if you are allergic to pollen, you can also be allergic to the proteins in certain fruits that resemble pollen. From the description, it sounds like just what I have. Especially since I don't get this symptom from applesauce, which is processed.
It sounds like apples, peaches, cherries, and pears are some of the most common, which is consistent with my symptoms.