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I seem to have a bit of pain on my tongue and and gums when I eat yellow mustard? Is it the spiciness or an allergy?

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Dr. Jennifer Judkins
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Unclear

It is possible that it is simply the spiciness.
But also possible is a food cross reactivity. Does this happen at all times of the year? Or only during a pollen season? Some foods will cross react with pollens and give symptoms during the pollen season. It is not a true allergy though.

In brief: Unclear

It is possible that it is simply the spiciness.
But also possible is a food cross reactivity. Does this happen at all times of the year? Or only during a pollen season? Some foods will cross react with pollens and give symptoms during the pollen season. It is not a true allergy though.
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