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Could allergy to watermelon cause blisters on back of tongue?

Could allergy to watermelon cause blisters on back of tongue?

Not typical: You could certainly be allergic to watermelon. Typically an allergic reaction would show up as a burning, red and sore tongue. There are naturally large bumps on the back of the tongue called circumvallete papilla. These are normal. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What should I do about allergies to milk, peanuts, lemon, watermelon, and pears what to eat at theme park?

What should I do about allergies to milk, peanuts, lemon, watermelon, and pears what to eat at theme park?

Bring your own: Patients with multiple foods allergies often need to bring their own food with them to places like theme parks. ...Read more

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I have allergies to milk, peanuts, lemon, watermelon, and pears what to eat at theme park, what do you recommend?

I have allergies to milk, peanuts, lemon, watermelon, and pears what to eat at theme park, what do you recommend?

See allergist: It is unusual to be allergic to so many food items with totally different structures. You need to consult an allergist to first find out if you are indeed allergic before you can deal with your "allergies" effectively. In the meanwhile, ask questions in restaurants and read labels. ...Read more

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Is watermelon a common trigger for allergies?

Is watermelon a common trigger for allergies?

Possibly: There is something called oral allergy syndrome, where people who are allergic to ragweed, cannot eat the melon family. They get itching in the mouth and ears, and sometimes swelling. This occurs in people who are allergic to birch trees, and eat hazelnuts, or some fruits such as apple, plums, and nectarines. ...Read more

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I have mild to moderate allergies to chicken, beef, pork, strawberries, and watermelons. Will eating these foods keep me from losing weight?

I have mild to moderate allergies to chicken, beef, pork, strawberries, and watermelons. Will eating these foods keep me from losing weight?

Food allergy: Food allergy has no relationship with wt gain or weight loss. If you have a true allergy to these foods, you should be careful and not eat any of these. ...Read more

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Messy toddler ate watermelon & got juice all over body, now has red blotches and slight welts on skin where melon juice contacted. Is it an allergy?

Messy toddler ate watermelon & got juice all over body, now has red blotches and slight welts on skin where melon juice contacted. Is it an allergy?

Allergic rash: Yes his skin could be allergic to the water melon juice. If he ate and then got the rash., too he may be allergic to watermelon. ...Read more

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My 8y.O. Daughter recently developed allergies to cat and apple, pear & banana (itchy palate) but not to berries/watermelon. Seems like random food?

My 8y.O. Daughter recently developed allergies to cat and apple, pear & banana (itchy palate) but not to berries/watermelon. Seems like random food?

Oral Allergy Syndrom: This is known as oral allergy syndrome. And it simply is a cross-reaction to her pollen allergies which is likely trees, grasses and/or weeds. See an allergist for testing and more information.

http://www. Aaaai. Org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions-a-to-z-search/oral-allergy-syndrome-%28oas%29.aspx. ...Read more

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After I eat fruits like avocado, bananas, watermelon and mango it feels like my throat swells and some difficulty with breath. Is it an allergy?

After I eat fruits like avocado, bananas, watermelon and mango it feels like my throat swells and some difficulty with breath. Is it an allergy?

Yes: It is unusual since those are not all related kinds of fruits, depending how you group them (pit/stone vs not, tree vs ground, etc.). Consult an allergist for formal testing as there are likely others and your reactions will likely worsen with subsequent exposures, so you may need an epi-pen. ...Read more

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I had watermelon juice on sat nite, fine. Ate a sliver of w/melon on sunday, itchy throat and hoarse voice for an hour. Is it allergy? Do I worry?

Itchy throat, hoarse: Yes, you should be careful and get this checked out. Hoarseness can mean your vocal cords are swelling. This is a very dangerous symptom of a systemic allergy, because if they swell too much, they can close off your airway. You need to be tested for watermelon allergy. If it's positive you'll need to avoid watermelon and carry epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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Less than an hour After eating watermelon. Eyes red. Face red. Stuffy nose. Itching all over. Is it allergies or something else?

Less than an hour After eating watermelon. Eyes red. Face red. Stuffy nose. Itching all over. Is it allergies or something else?

Could Be: Given your symptoms and temporal relationship to eating watermelon, I would recommend getting allergy tested, and avoiding watermelon and similar foods until you get evaluated. ...Read more

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Watermelon good to low uric acid?

Uric acid: Watermelon is alkaline fruit. It has high water content. As such it can dilute and neutralize the acidity of uric acid. Watermelon is rich in vitamin c, vitamin a, vitamin b6, b1, potassium and magnesium. Watermelon has no uric acid. As such it should be useful natural remedy for uric acid to some extent. ...Read more

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Can a pre-diabetic eat watermelon?

Can a pre-diabetic eat watermelon?

Pre- diabetes: I am never sure what prediabetes is. Please have your doctor explain that term in detail. That said, enjoy your watermelon. ...Read more

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How many calories does watermelon have?

Watermelon: It contains 90 percent water. Approximately, 100 grams of watermelon contains 30 calories, or one cup serving contains 46 calories. ...Read more

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Is a myth that eating watermelon and milk is bad?

Is a myth that eating watermelon and milk is bad?

Myths: We do not use the words bad or good in health care. The food you mention are eaten daily by millions of people. These foods are both HIGH sugar foods and so people with diabetes or obesity, which are both 'sugar' problems should probably limit or avoid these foods, But, in general they are not unhealthy. ...Read more

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Why can't you not eat watermelon in you're period?

Why can't you not eat watermelon in you're period?

Who says you can't?: I've never heard of such a thing. Of course you can eat watermelon (or anything else) during menstruation. ...Read more

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Can snacking during the day on watermelon help you lose weight?

Can snacking during the day on watermelon help you lose weight?

It may be a better: Choice of food than more caloric, processed food options. ...Read more

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Can I lose a kg with having a fasting day on apple or watermelon and not gain that 1 kg fat again?

Yes & no: I assume you're not 100 years old as noted in your profile. Regardless, yes, you might be able to lose a kg by fasting but that would most likely be water weight. So in answer to 2nd part of your question, no, you'd probably regain weight once you started eating/drinking normally again, although it wouldn't be fat weight per se. Best to eat sensibly each day, aiming for 500cal/d less eaten = 1#/wk. ...Read more

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I read an article on a website and it said that to much watermelon can cause anorexia, how true can this be please?

I read an article on a website and it said that to much watermelon can cause anorexia, how true can this be please?

AnorxiaNoPolyuriaYes: Anorexia is a lack or loss of appetite for food. So in the broadest sense too much of any food will curb your appetite, right? So I'm not sure what they meant. There's no specific component in watermelon that will suppress appetite that I am aware of. Eat enough of it, though, & I guarantee you'll be peeing a lot. I've spent many a summer night with a stomach bloated with watermelon, alive to tell ...Read more

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How bg levels behave right after meals? If after half hour of number of watermelon pieces bg is at 159, it it acceptable?

Depends on amount: Water melons contain fair amount of carbs and sugars and depending on the amount it may be acceptable as blood glucose of 159. ...Read more

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I have been eating a clean and lean diet for about two months now. For the past week, I've been having on and off pain in my abdomen. I did buy a watermelon last week could that be it?

I have been eating a clean and lean diet for about two months now. For the past week, I've been having on and off pain in my abdomen. I did buy a watermelon last week could that be it?

Abdominal pain: If your diet has been too heavy on fiber, you could have difficulty digesting it. Watermelon doesn't sound like the culprit. If recurrent, steady or frequent abdominal discomfort, especially with tenderness persists, see your physician for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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What are the benefit of eating watermelons?

Nutrition: I agree w dr. Wright. One slice of watermelon (or 2 cups) has 1.1 gram of fiber.
Watermelon is a source of vitamins a, b1, b2, b6, c, e & k, niacin, folate (folic acid) & pantothenic acid.
Watermelon is a source of potassium. Phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, copper, zinc & iron. ...Read more

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Watermelon (Definition)

Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick ...Read more