itchy palate

jackie Community Member April 29, 2008
  • from time to time I get an itchy palate and it comes up in hives.  I am not sure what causes this.  I also get a croaky voice.  Can anyone help???

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  • Anonymous
    Bob H.
    Nov. 01, 2009

    The itchy palate is a result of allergies. For some reason, I get it in the fall-- maybe from leaf mold, or some allergen in the house that gets worse with the heat on. The croaky voice most likely comes from breathing all night with your mouth open from the itchiness (and maybe clogged nasal passages, another possible symptom of the allergy).

     

    For me,...

    RHMLucky777

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    The itchy palate is a result of allergies. For some reason, I get it in the fall-- maybe from leaf mold, or some allergen in the house that gets worse with the heat on. The croaky voice most likely comes from breathing all night with your mouth open from the itchiness (and maybe clogged nasal passages, another possible symptom of the allergy).

     

    For me, the only thing that helps is the liquid form of Benedryl (or the generic form of it, which is diphenhydramine). I'll take a teaspoon or two and make sure it comes in contact with the roof of my mouth. The itching calms down within a few minutes.

    The only problem is that I can't find the stuff in large bottles. I just see it in tiny 4 oz. bottles, intended for children. Which makes it expensive.

     

  • Anonymous
    emaya77
    May. 16, 2009

    I am looking into a reaction that I had this past week...and stumbled across your question.

     

    Have you looked into whether you might be allergic to Red dye #40? It turns out that a lot of  people are allergic to this, and your symptoms could be from it.

     

    I'm thinking mine might be, but i have NO idea! Mine started out with an itchy rough palate...

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    I am looking into a reaction that I had this past week...and stumbled across your question.

     

    Have you looked into whether you might be allergic to Red dye #40? It turns out that a lot of  people are allergic to this, and your symptoms could be from it.

     

    I'm thinking mine might be, but i have NO idea! Mine started out with an itchy rough palate and a strange feeling around my lips. My lips themselves were not itchy, they just felt weird - kinda swollen, but it itched around the outside of my lips.

     

    Then I got a super small blister on my top lip...it never got bigger or oozed, it just ended up going away after a few days. My tastebuds also got sorta inflamed on the top and sides of my tounge.

     

    Does anyone know what this could be???

  • Anonymous
    elizabethhaire
    Jul. 31, 2008

    Finally they invented something that gets the medication directly to the itchy area. They are a pain to open unless you go thru life with sizzors in your purse.  Make sure you get the Adult not kids size

  • JB
    JB
    Apr. 29, 2008

    Hi Jackie,

     

    Do you mean that you get hives on your palate? Or do you get an itchy palate AND hives on your skin?

     

    Some of these symptoms sound like oral allergy syndrome, otherwise known as itchy throat. There has been a long discussion on our site about this, with a response from Dr. Thompson. Read the itchy throat discussion thread here and see...

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    Hi Jackie,

     

    Do you mean that you get hives on your palate? Or do you get an itchy palate AND hives on your skin?

     

    Some of these symptoms sound like oral allergy syndrome, otherwise known as itchy throat. There has been a long discussion on our site about this, with a response from Dr. Thompson. Read the itchy throat discussion thread here and see if what the readers are talking about applies to you.

     

    You can also find an article about oral allergy syndrome on the site, listing its symptoms, possible causes and possible solutions to relieving the itch.

     

    You may want to see if there is a particular food or something you come in contact with that causes the itch.

     

    You'll need to see your doctor and explain your concerns and what you learned to get a diagnosis for your problem. Come back and let us know what the doctor says!

     

    Joy B.

    • Anonymous
      Kelly
      May. 23, 2008

      I have has these symptoms since I was a child, I am now 37 and just found out that I have OAS. I still can not each raw fruits, vegetables, some nuts, soy, and mustard seeds. I also break out in hives if I just touch the food and I also get hives from sun less tanners(spray tan) (they have carrot tine or citrus in the I believe). Now that I am older...

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      I have has these symptoms since I was a child, I am now 37 and just found out that I have OAS. I still can not each raw fruits, vegetables, some nuts, soy, and mustard seeds. I also break out in hives if I just touch the food and I also get hives from sun less tanners(spray tan) (they have carrot tine or citrus in the I believe). Now that I am older I am trying to watch my weight and I can not diet with the foods most people do. This is frustrating and I fear that my health down the line will pay. Is there any health risk to people that do not eat these foods? I do take vitamins from time to time, and eat cooked vegetables (not enough) but I still worry. Also any diet menu out there has raw fruits and vegetables in them and I do not know how I can watch my weight when I am not eating these items.

    • JB
      JB
      May. 23, 2008

      Again, you can try cooking some of the foods. Cooking or microwaving can destroy the proteins that triggers the allergies, but you must be careful becase this doesn't always work.

       

      Have you been to the doctor to find out exactly what foods trigger the reaction? Perhaps you can eat more foods than you think.

    • Anonymous
      kelly
      May. 23, 2008

      yes,  the test was long and very painful (itchy!!) My list is very long, but what is strange is I can eat strawberries, grapes, and watermelon. (because they are in a vine maybe??) Anything from a tree or with root, it seems, I can not. I will try to microwave, I have not done that yet. But I would love to have raw veggies with dip someday!!...

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      yes,  the test was long and very painful (itchy!!) My list is very long, but what is strange is I can eat strawberries, grapes, and watermelon. (because they are in a vine maybe??) Anything from a tree or with root, it seems, I can not. I will try to microwave, I have not done that yet. But I would love to have raw veggies with dip someday!! :) Thanks for your input!