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Cuyahoga Falls, OH
A 31-year-old male asked:

if i eat too much or feel too cold my throat itches so badly, i've to rub my ears to make the phlegm come out. spitting too much sometimes as well. sometimes, some tricky food triggers this too. is this normal? what kinda food should i avoid? thx

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Dr. Steven Simon
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Allergies: While allergies vary, plan to see an allergist to evaluate common ones, so,you can learn what to avoid in your own case. Sometimes it is the peel of fruit, vs the actual fruit, causing the allergic response. Guessing can not reveal,this, but testing can ID the culprit. Good luck

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