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After eating cashews, my tongue became very itchy, i had little red spots on my tongue an i felt a burning feeling. Could this be an allergic reaction?

After eating cashews, my tongue became very itchy, i had little red spots on my tongue an i felt a burning feeling. Could this be an allergic reaction?

Cashew: The cashew family is called anacardiaceae. Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac are all members of this family. Cells within the two layers of the cashew nut's hull secrete an allergenic resin. Cashew nut shell oil has 12 allergens and cross react with poison ivy, and mango skin and ginko biloba. So the answer is yes. ...Read more

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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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I have lupus, 3 days ago got very swollen with white under Lt side of tongue. Now have small red lesion spots on body, cause? Lupus? Measles?

I have lupus, 3 days ago got very swollen with white  under Lt side of tongue. Now have small red lesion spots on body, cause? Lupus? Measles?

Lupus: Your symptoms are part of the multiplicity of symptoms that lupus can manifest. Talk to your doc and a rheumatologist . Take a look at this also: http://www.healthline.com/health/lupus/effects-on-body ...Read more

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I went to bed one night, and woke up with very red small non-itchy, spots all over my cheek and forehead. They arent raised, what could this be?

I went to bed one night, and woke up with very  red small non-itchy,  spots all over my cheek and forehead. They arent raised, what could this be?

Urticaria: Urticaria is a possibility. It's a generalized term we use for hives. When we don't know the cause of the hives we call it "idiopathic urticaria". Since there are many causes of rashes speak with your physician. They would want to know if you'd eaten something commonly known to cause urticaria, such as shellfish, or peanuts. Or if you could be suffering from another common condition called rosacea. ...Read more

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I have red raised blotchy red spots on my legs & they are swollen?

I have red raised blotchy red spots on my  legs & they are swollen?

Red Spots on Legs: Red blotches on legs: the emergence of red blotches on legs could be due to many reasons that range from allergies, infections or insect bites and could include several other factors as well such as psoriasis or urticaria or folliculitis. In order to identify the lesions and give a diagnosis, see your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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Under my tongue the fleshy bit that is attached by a string, has a few black raised spots and is red and very fleshy than normal what does this mean?

Under my tongue the fleshy bit that is attached by a string, has a few black raised spots and is red and very fleshy than normal what does this mean?

Normal anatomy: Sounds like a normal anatomical structure. Superficial veins run through the base of the frenulum known as varicosities. Especially if no obvious pain, swelling or discomfort, there is no need to worry. However, if concerned you can see a dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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At first i had these noticeable red swollen spots on my whole tongue. Now they are lighter and more noticeable up front. What is it and should I see a doc? Could it have been caught from kissing?

Tongue brushing: You can start today by brushing the top of your tongue with toothbrush while your tongue is sticking out! you can also use a tongue cleaner/scraper sold in stores! if the spots are there two weeks later, see your dentist! you may be allergic to something you are eating, your toothpaste, or a rinse! ...Read more

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Soar taste buds. Red raised spots on tip of tongue. Taste buds are the only spot effected. Use chewing tobacco?

Soar taste buds. Red raised spots on tip of tongue. Taste buds are the only spot effected. Use chewing tobacco?

Possible cause: Stop the smokeless tobacco and see if your problem stops. Tobacco increases the incidence of oral cancer, so the sooner you stop, the better the chances you will stay healthy. ...Read more

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I have these 2 extremely tiny red spots in the mouth in the cheek.I also have these white things in my cheeks i can scrape off.I have a coated tongue?

I have these 2 extremely tiny red spots in the mouth in the cheek.I also have these white things in my cheeks i can scrape off.I have a coated tongue?

Normal..: Observe your "lesions" during a month and if you are still worried consult your dentist . Mouth rinse with clorhexidine will help. Good cleaning and brushing is a must specially before going to bed. ...Read more

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I've had a cold for a while. Now it's like my taste buds are swollen, the roof of my mouth has red spots and the back of my tongue has bumps.

I've had a cold for a while. Now it's like my taste buds are swollen, the roof of my mouth has red spots and the back of my tongue has bumps.

Cold symptoms: Many of your symptoms may be from your cold. What is a while? If your symptoms are not resolving seeing your doctor will determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more