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My throat itches when i eat fruit? Is this normal?

My throat itches when i eat fruit? Is this normal?

Not normal-Allergies: This is not normal. This could be part of oral allergy syndrome. You could have environmental allergies that cross react with the fruits you are eating. Recommend you check your allergies and once you know what you are allergic you can see which fruits will cause this. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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The inside of my mouth itches so bad and i rubbed my tounge on the roof of my mouth. so now my gums are swollen and the corners of my mouth itches.

The inside of my mouth itches so bad and i rubbed my tounge on the roof of my mouth. so now my gums are swollen and the corners of my mouth itches.

Perhaps: Perhaps an allergic response to food/Meds/supplements. Can be caused by smoking. Could be viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. Call your Dentist for an immediate examination. If throat swells or airway becomes compromised call 911 or have someone rush you to ER. ...Read more

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Last week I got a tonsillectomy now the left side of my mouth itches (teeth & gums)and hurts X-ray came neg for abscess what is it? Hurts to bite.

Last week I got a tonsillectomy now the left side of my mouth itches (teeth & gums)and hurts X-ray came neg for abscess what is it? Hurts to bite.

Displaced TMJ disc: During procedure when they had your mouth wide open for the precedure, the disc may have displaced and your bite is now off causing pain when your teeth meet. If the itchy teeth and gums are only in the upper teeth could be dis location is pressing on a ligament Do you hear any new noises when you open and close? Hearing slightly diminished? See your dentist for TMJ eval;avoid hard foods ...Read more

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When I eat walnuts, my gums become slightly irritated (sore), no itching or swelling, is this an allergy?

When I eat walnuts, my gums become slightly irritated (sore), no itching or swelling, is this an allergy?

Avoid walnut & pecan: You might have oral allergy syndrome, a cross-reaction between allergens in raw fruits, vegetables & nuts & those in birch & ragweed pollens. The resemblance & the consequent symptoms of itchy mouth & throat tickle disappear with sufficient heating of the food. Neither home nor medical cures work so its best to avoid these nuts. An allergist can help sort this out from true walnut/pecan allergy. ...Read more

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How come when I eat fresh fruit my gums become crazy itchy and my lips get slightly swollen?

How come when I eat fresh fruit my gums become crazy itchy and my lips get slightly swollen?

Oral Allergy Syndrom: If you have lip, gum, and even throat itching but no other symptoms and if these symptoms occur with uncooked but nor cooked fruit or vegetables you likely have oral allergy syndrome. Oral allergy syndrome occurs when heat-sensitive proteins in fruit & vegetables cross-react with birch tree & ragweed pollens. To be certain your allergist can take a full history and perform skin testing. ...Read more

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Are there ways to make my throat stop itching when i eat fruits, nuts, vegetables?

Allergist: If you can figure out which foods specifically are causing problems, you can eliminate them from your diet. It may be helpful to see an allergist to make sure this is not an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more