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I get canker sores after eating chocolate. Is it possible that I am allergic to chocolate?
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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, possible
Allergic reactions are most known to be of immediate nature, most dangerous because they can cause anaphylaxis with respiratory involvement.
Less known are other types of 'allergies', which might produce inflammation of skin, lip, mucosas or other parts upon contact. Elimination diets with supervised challenge is one way to find out, traditional allergy testing might be negative.

In brief: Yes, possible
Allergic reactions are most known to be of immediate nature, most dangerous because they can cause anaphylaxis with respiratory involvement.
Less known are other types of 'allergies', which might produce inflammation of skin, lip, mucosas or other parts upon contact. Elimination diets with supervised challenge is one way to find out, traditional allergy testing might be negative.
Dr. Javier Chinen
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not likely
Food allergies tend to present like other allergies, with hives and anaphylaxis, not canker sores, which most frequently are caused by physical trauma (toothbrush, self bite, hard/sharp foods).
There may also be a link to citrus fruits &/or vitamin deficiencies.

In brief: Not likely
Food allergies tend to present like other allergies, with hives and anaphylaxis, not canker sores, which most frequently are caused by physical trauma (toothbrush, self bite, hard/sharp foods).
There may also be a link to citrus fruits &/or vitamin deficiencies.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Lon Kessler
Dentistry
In brief: Yes
In some cases that is a possibility.
I would confirm with an allergist.

In brief: Yes
In some cases that is a possibility.
I would confirm with an allergist.
Dr. Lon Kessler
Dr. Lon Kessler
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In brief: No
Canker sores are not a sign of an allergy, however you may be sensitive to an ingredient in the chocolate.
Preservatives, especially sls or sodium lauryl sulfate have been shown to increase the occurrence of canker sores in sensitive individuals.

In brief: No
Canker sores are not a sign of an allergy, however you may be sensitive to an ingredient in the chocolate.
Preservatives, especially sls or sodium lauryl sulfate have been shown to increase the occurrence of canker sores in sensitive individuals.
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
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