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Doctor insights on: Citric Acid Foods

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Citrus fruits make me phlemgy and coughy. Do I have a citrus allergy and would it apply to other foods and lotions with citric acid?

Citrus fruits make me phlemgy and coughy. Do I have a citrus allergy and would it apply to other foods and lotions with citric acid?

Yes and no: If all citrus cause symptoms then you are allergic to an allergen shared by all. On the other hand, some people are only allergic to one and not to another and others just the allergen in the peel and not the "meat". Citric acid is a chemical and not an allergen but may sting the skin a little and thus would not bother you when present in a skin lotion. ...Read more

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What are foods with vitamin C but no citric acid?

What are foods with vitamin C but no citric acid?

Colored veggies!: Bell peppers; berries; greens; potato skins. Many! ...Read more

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I'm allergic to citric acid. Can I have wine?

I'm allergic to citric acid. Can I have wine?

Perhaps: Some acids are naturally present in the base ingredients of wines, while others are byproducts of fermentation. Natural acids have the freshest, purest acid tastes. Among grapes they are tartaric, malic and citric. It would be helpful to read the ingredient label. Also consider seeing a board certified allergist to assist in diagnosis and treatment of adverse reaction to citric acid. ...Read more

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Does citrus (citric acid) affect absorption of Adderal?

Does citrus (citric acid) affect absorption of Adderal?

Adderall/Citric acid: Citric acid slightly lowers absorption of stimulants, unless taken an hour before or hour after the stimulant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some drug store shampoos that are citric acid free. thank you ?

Can you tell me some drug store shampoos that are citric acid free. thank you ?

Multiple: Johnson's baby shampoo, any baby shampoo, Dove or Aussie. Pleae consult your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is hydro citric acid & citrate lyase harmful with one kidney?

Is hydro citric acid & citrate lyase harmful with one kidney?

Effects on kidney: Citrate lyase is not harmful. The hydroxycitric acid (hydrocitric acid) in small amounts would not be harmful either. Large doses of hydroxycitric acid over time could potentially be harmful although there are no case reports or data to prove this. More important than having one kidney is knowing the kidney function is. Best answered with egfr a calculation of kidney function done by your doctor. ...Read more

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How to make your tongue stop hurting from eating too much citric acid?

How to make your tongue stop hurting from eating too much citric acid?

Neutralize the acid: Too much acid is also bad for your teeth. After consuming a lot of citrus, take a small glass of water add 1teaspoonful of baking soda and rinse for 30 seconds, spit out and repeat. This will help to neutralize the acid. ...Read more

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I have silent reflux , can I take supplements that contain citric acid?

I have silent reflux , can I take supplements that contain citric acid?

Silent/Asymptomatic?: Presuming you are referring to gastric reflux into the esophagus, this is commonly intermittent, often asymptomatic, ?ed with longitudinal esophageal spasm producing hiatal hernia, commonly comes ; goes ; is unlikely to be affected or changed by citric acid supplements. These are all brain controlled, emotionally driven hidden internal behaviors. Gi specialists ; tests only see results not cause. ...Read more