Story by Denise Dador

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Some children do whatever they can to avoid eating fruits and vegetables. But if your child swears that those carrots at dinner are making their tongue tingle and they have hay fever, it may be time to call an allergist - however, it may not be a food allergy.

Pollen food allergy syndrome, an allergic reaction that affects the mouth, lips and throat, is also known as oral allergy syndrome. Dr. Cascya Charlot with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says most parents are surprised to learn how common it is. Click for full story.