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  • JB
    JB
    Editor
    April 17, 2008
    JB
    JB
    Editor
    April 17, 2008

    Lots of people have come on the site with that same problem!

     

    You may be experiencing something called oral allergy syndrome, which is explained in an article on this site.

     

    Basically, if you're allergic to certain pollen, you may also be allergic to other parts of plants. Usually, that's the fruit, vegetables or nuts. It might be worse during hay fever season.

     

    I'm not sure how to get rid of the itchy throat once it gets started, but you can try cooking the food that brings it on to prevent it from happening in the first place. Sticking it in the microwave for a short time might help too.

     

    To find out just what your specific problemn is, you should ask your doctor directly, explaining exactly what your symptoms are and what food you ate to bring them on.

  • Vicki M
    Health Guide
    April 21, 2008
    Vicki M
    Health Guide
    April 21, 2008

    Hi kkt56,

     

    Online resources are great sources of information to prepare you to ask questions of your doctor with regard to your medical care, but should not be taken in the place of your doctor's advice. In order to find out if you are experiencing an allergic reaction to the foods you are referring to, you need to see your doctor and be tested for those allergens.

     

    If you are experiencing an allergy to those foods, the itchy throat and lips could be an anaphylactic reaction. Anaphylaxis can cause that reaction, among others,  the symptoms range from mild to severe but could cause your throat to swell and close.

     

    Hopefully, what you are experiencing is a mild reaction and you are not looking at a serious allergy. Please stay in touch and let us know how you are doing!

    Vicki M


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