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Why do I get sick after drinking orange juice? Is this an allergy?

Why do I get sick after drinking orange juice? Is this an allergy?

Not necessary: Allergy to oranges (including juice) can present as itching, hives, wheezing, vomiting, diarrhea and less likely anaphylaxis. If symptoms are limited to stomach upset only, it may be only a food intolerance possibly related to the acidity. If a person can tolerate a small amount, but GI symptoms with larger amounts, this supports an intolerance. Either way, if it bothers a person, avoid. ...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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When I drink guava, litchi and orange juice, it causes me to cough for a while. Could this be an allergy?

When I drink guava, litchi and orange juice, it causes me to cough for a while. Could this be an allergy?

Not Likely: Given your description is doesn't sound like a typical allergic reaction which usually includes one or more of the following within minutes to 2 hours of ingestion: hives, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, vomiting, or passing out. Sometimes drinking cold beverages can cause a coughing fit in some people. See an Allergist for further workup and evaluation if concerned. ...Read more

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Can take a vitamin C supplement if im allergic to orange juice? I self diagnosed my allergy (i get white filled bumps when i drink oj)

Can take a vitamin C supplement if im allergic to orange juice? I self diagnosed my allergy (i get white filled bumps when i drink oj)

Yes, but of ? Value?: See answer: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/684218 & check: http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitaminc. Orange juice, more that oranges, is very high sugar & sugar drives obesity, diabetes mellitus, cv ds, high blood pressure. Allergies are behavioral responses, under internal control, occurring for any combination & variety of reasons, always self-diagnoses not doctors. ...Read more

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Is Your Orange Juice Helping or Hurting? What are the health benefits of Juicing?

Is Your Orange Juice Helping or Hurting? 
What are the health benefits of Juicing?

Store bought juice: is typically loaded w/sugar and not good for you. Juicing is good in that you can drink the contents of a lot of fruits at once. The downside is that you loose the skin of the fruit, which contains a lot of nutrients. Whole natural fruits and vegetables are best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can orange juice help with constipation?

Can orange juice help with constipation?

Not usually.: Orange juice does not usually help the bowels move properly. If it is just an occasional problem, you might want to consider prunes. In the long run, you will want to increase fiber in your diet. A fiber cereal is good for that. I mix mine up in yogurt each morning to give it a better taste. Often I add in fruit also. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my skin breakout if I drink orange juice?

Why does my skin breakout if I drink orange juice?

Acne and Diet: Researchers say foods that spike blood sugar can also increase hormones. The hormones can stimulate oil production, which in turn, can trigger acne. If i drink orange or grapefruit juice, i also develop acne. ...Read more

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Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more