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Tangerine Allergy (Overview)

Allergy to any food, in this case tangerine will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy.


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Do tangelo = tangerine allergies?

Do tangelo = tangerine allergies?

Probably yes: A tangelo is a hybrid cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit. In other words a tangelo is 50% tangerine. If you are allergic to tangerine it would be foolhardy to try your luck with a tangelo. In fact, i would strongly advise caution with all citrus - orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit and kumquat. ...Read more

Tangerine Allergy (Overview)

Allergy to any food, in this case tangerine will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy.


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What is the definition or description of: Tangerine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Tangerine allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case tangerine will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy. ...Read more

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Do tangelo = tangerine allergies?

Probably yes: A tangelo is a hybrid cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit. In other words a tangelo is 50% tangerine. If you are allergic to tangerine it would be foolhardy to try your luck with a tangelo. In fact, i would strongly advise caution with all citrus - orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit and kumquat. ...Read more

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Does the tangerine diet work for weight loss over 10 lbs?

Does the tangerine diet work for weight loss over 10 lbs?

It could: Most "diets" will work for certain amounts of weight loss, but there are problems with these fads. Often they are not reasonable to maintain weight loss and people get easily frustrated and give up on their goals, gaining the weight back quickly. The only real diet you should consider is one that involves a dedicated lifestyle change in your eating and exercise plan. ...Read more

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Is eating a apple, tangerine and banana too much sugar for a single day?

Is eating a apple, tangerine and banana too much sugar for a single day?

One fruit: It depends on the preson and what else you are eating, so a detary consult is the best idea. However, in general one fruit is not too much sugar for a healthy inidividual. In fact five serving of fruits or vegetables per day is the usual recommendation for healthy eating. This includes not just sugar but fiber caloiers and vitamins and proteins. ...Read more

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What nutritional benefits do tangerines have?

What nutritional benefits do tangerines have?

Tastes good, good 4u: Tangerines are a delicious source of fiber, vitamins a and c, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Depending on size, there are about 40 to 100 calories in a tangerine, and most of those calories come from the sugars in the fruit (21 g). ...Read more

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Does eating avacadoes and tangerines help you loose weight ?

Does eating avacadoes and tangerines help you loose weight ?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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How do I prepare tangerine peels for maximum nobiletin absorption?

How do I prepare tangerine peels for maximum nobiletin absorption?

Supplement better: Although a tangerine has up to 1 mg of nobiletin, mostly in the peel and pith, I would probably use a supplement instead to get the maximum benefit from nobiletin ...Read more

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What is the nutritional difference between mandarin orange, tangelo and tangerine?

What is the nutritional difference between mandarin orange, tangelo and tangerine?

None: These are essentially equivalent. More time gets wasted in discussions of "healthy eating" then perhaps anything else in health. Maintaining your level of physical fitness is much more important for an ordinary person than obsessing over food choices. My sixth sense tells me you already know this. ...Read more

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I've had light yellow colored stools for over 2 weeks. Could this be due to eating too many tangerines? (1-2 a day)

I've had light yellow colored stools for over 2 weeks. Could this be due to eating too many tangerines? (1-2 a day)

Yellow: Please stop taking the tangerines for several days and see if the stool colors go back to "normal". If yes, you know not to take tangerines. If no you must see your doctor.
Please let me know what happens. ...Read more

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I am 19 weeks pregnant and accidentally swallowed a mandarin/tangerine seed. Should I be concerned?

I am 19 weeks pregnant and accidentally swallowed a mandarin/tangerine seed.  Should I be concerned?

No, it should pass: This shouldn't be a problem, the seed is small, and should pass without any issues, same as if you weren't pregnant. ...Read more

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Do the inside of tangerine peels whiten teeth like the inside of orange peels?

Do the inside of tangerine peels whiten teeth like the inside of orange peels?

No: Tangerines are very acidic and placing these on enamel for long periods of time will only damage your enamel! stick to the professional or over the counter whitening that have well documented success! ...Read more

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I think I have a hernia. What are the symptoms? Is it necessary to have surgery right away? I had a c-section with a horizontal incision about 16 years ago. There is a slight bulge (golf ball to tangerine size) on my lower abdomen near the left end of whe

I think I have a hernia. What are the symptoms? Is it necessary to have surgery right away? I had a c-section with a horizontal incision about 16 years ago. There is a slight bulge (golf ball to tangerine size) on my lower abdomen near the left end of whe

Consult a surgeon: Please see your primary care or your ob/gyn first but if the lump only appeared recently then it may not be related to your c-section. It could be an inguinal hernia or a femoral hernia and you will need a consultation and treatment by a surgeon. If indicated they may order a scan to rule out other issues or confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

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