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reactions to fruit.. anybody else have similar

(8 Posts)
bambi06 Thu 17-Jul-08 21:00:49

a couple of times when ive eaten a non organic banana /apple or recently nectarine..my mouth starts burning, my lips and inside of my mouth swells and tonight my tongue wen t numb at the end and couldnt talk properly plus the swelling was worse and i had red spots on my tongue like weals.. then my stoach and chest hurt..is it possible its to all the damn pesticides as im fin eon organic fruit...anybody else had similar..does it get worse? as i had an anaphalactic[sp] reaction to penicillin a few years ago although i didnt have such a bad reaction when i was a child..

williamsmummy Fri 18-Jul-08 15:13:58

OAS ( oral allergy syndrome.)Def more likely,
not connected to organic v non organic, unless of course you are allergic to some form of pesticide.
although, looking at penicillin, might be linked to mold.
also,
links to environmental allergies, such as hay fever, tree pollen, etc

has a wide vary of severity, from mild to life threatening.

worth getting further medical advice.

good book to look at ,
the complete guide to food intolerance and food allergies, by prof brostoff, published by gamlin.
book has section on OAS

kittycats Fri 18-Jul-08 19:01:00

Hi i have reactions to bananas and melons certain times of the year, i was told this is conected to my hayfever.Depending which pollen ie:tree,grass etc is affecting me depends if i have reaction to the fruit and to which one.I get very itchy throat,roof of mouth and ears when ive eaten them.But the rest of the year i can eat loads without any reation at all.

popsycal Fri 18-Jul-08 19:01:45

geographic tongue

iot is a rel thing - honbest

CarGirl Fri 18-Jul-08 19:04:47

I have the same thing.

I became allergic to fruit (oral allergy syndrome linked with being very allergic to silver birch trees) when I was pregnant with dc3. It improved significantly after the birth.

However I am now usually fine with organic fruit but usually get the itchy mouth thing with non-organic fruit - I wonder if it could GM fruit trees or something????

TBH if your reaction is extreme as the op described I wouldn't risk eating them again organic or not.

InTheseShoes Fri 18-Jul-08 20:01:04

Eeek! I developed this when pg with DS2 - it happens again occasionally. I thought I was just a bit odd - fancy, a real allergy!

popsycal Fri 18-Jul-08 20:22:55

i didnt get it until aftewr pregnancy
geographic tongue
google itr

bambi06 Fri 18-Jul-08 21:01:29

this has only happened after my third baby and he now has multiple allergies ..i have hayfever too but only to tree pollen which rings true with the silver birch allergy and i remember as a kid i went into a pine tree forest once and couldnt breathe ..ive only just remembered it when someone said about silver birch tree allergy..

i didnt know there was such a thing as oral allergy syndrome

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