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What foods can trigger ragweed allergy?

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Some foods have similar proteins to ragweed pollen proteins and can worsen your allergy symptoms. Possible triggers are:

  • Bananas
  • Melons
  • Honey
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Chamomile tea

From: Ragweed Allergy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: "Ragweed Plants Packed with Pollen Are Back."

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: "Sublingual Immunotherapy," "Ragweed Allergy."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA): "Ragweed Allergy."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 13, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: "Ragweed Plants Packed with Pollen Are Back."

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: "Sublingual Immunotherapy," "Ragweed Allergy."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA): "Ragweed Allergy."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 13, 2019

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