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Sometimes when i eat citrus fruits my tongue feels like it is swollen. What causes this? This is especially true when i eat pineapple.

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Dr. Joy Poskozim
Dentistry

In brief: Was it not ripe?

If the pineapple wasn't ripe enough, the tongue can be affected by too much acidity.
All citrus should be eaten ripe in order to make sure the acid (needed to produce/develop the fruit) is at low levels. Pineapple has bromelain, an enzyme that is very good at breaking down protein. In a cookbook, it is suggested as a marinade, but too long & it will make the meat mushy. Can happen to mouths!

In brief: Was it not ripe?

If the pineapple wasn't ripe enough, the tongue can be affected by too much acidity.
All citrus should be eaten ripe in order to make sure the acid (needed to produce/develop the fruit) is at low levels. Pineapple has bromelain, an enzyme that is very good at breaking down protein. In a cookbook, it is suggested as a marinade, but too long & it will make the meat mushy. Can happen to mouths!
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Dr. Joy Poskozim
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Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine

In brief: Very

Very likely an "oral" allergy syndrome.
Would see an allergist re this. There is usuaaly a relationship with inhalant-pollen allergies.

In brief: Very

Very likely an "oral" allergy syndrome.
Would see an allergist re this. There is usuaaly a relationship with inhalant-pollen allergies.
Dr. Marvin Den
Dr. Marvin Den
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