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Food and Nasal Allergies

Some foods cause nasal allergic reactions in sensitive people. For instance, foods such as chamomile used in tea, the spice coriander, hazelnuts, and even apples can cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to certain pollens.

Take note of any foods that may increase your nasal allergy symptoms. Share your list with your doctor. Once your allergen is identified, he or she will let you know if you need to avoid certain foods to reduce your allergy symptoms.

Written by Karen Serrano, MD

Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Reviewed by Lisa V. Suffian, MD

Instructor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine at Saint Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine

Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, Saint Louis University

Board certified in Allergy and Immunology

Last updated June 2008