Cross Reactive Foods:

You should avoid these foods during peak seasons.
Mold Allergies
  • Alcoholic beverages, especially beer and wine
  • Beets
  • Buttermilk
  • Breads, especially coffee cakes, pumpernickel
  • Catsup, ketchup
  • Cheese, especially stored, aged, blue, cottage
  • Chile sauce
  • Cider and homemade root beer
  • Corned beef
  • Dried fruits, apricots, dates, figs, prunes, raisins
  • Frankfurters
  • Fish, pickled and smoked
  • Canned juices (use glass or plastic bottles)
  • Mayonnaise, sour cream
  • Meats, pickled and smoked sausage
  • Mushrooms, olives, pickles
  • Pizza most allergenic cross-reactive food for mold allergies
  • Relishes, salad, dressings, sauerkraut
  • Tomatoes, especially canned
  • Vinegar and foods containing vinegar
Dust and Dust Mite – Year Round Allergens

Oysters, crabs, scallops, lobster, shrimp, crawfish, peanuts and other tree nuts such as macadamia, almonds and pecans

Pecan Tree: December – May

Corn, banana, wheat and wheat products

Cedar Tree: December – May

Beef, baker’s and brewer’s yeast

Elm Tree: December – May

Milk, milk products, cooking mint

Oak Tree: December – May

Eggs, egg products, apples, chestnut

Cottonwood Tree: December – May


Timothy, Bahia, Bermuda, Johnson Grass: May – September

Grains such as bread, oatmeal & rice; apple, carrot, celery, cucumber, peas, beans and soy; cottonseed such as salad oils, some mayonnaise, also used in stores on fruit to keep them shiny, also found in commercial frying and baking items such as cakes, breads, fish, popcorn, potato chips and doughnuts.

Giant Ragweed: July – 1st Winter Freeze

Milk, cooking mint, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, watermelon, cucumber, banana, and lettuce

Short Ragweed: July – 1st Winter Freeze

Wheat, wheat products, watermelon, cantaloupe, banana

Rough Marsh Elder Weed: July – 1st Winter Freeze

Wheat, wheat products

Lamb’s Quarter Weed: July – 1st Winter Freeze

Corn, corn products, bananas