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Does anyone else get a sore tongue when they eat rich food?

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Yvetteballs Thu 15-Jun-17 19:43:14

I get this often and have only met one other person with the same problem. It happens if I eat things like pineapple, hummus, tomatoes with balsamic vinegar. When I was a child, it would be certain sweets.
All,r Lund the edge of my tongue goes inflamed and feels ab it like I'm getting chilli burns.
Anyone know what the sensitivity means? Am I deficient in something?

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dementedpixie Thu 15-Jun-17 19:44:43

Sounds like oral allergy syndrome

Yvetteballs Thu 15-Jun-17 19:53:52

Thanks demented. Just looked that up. I don't get any of the listed reactions Apart from the sore tongue. It seems to be things there are highly acidic.

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EyeHalveASpellingChequer Thu 15-Jun-17 19:56:28

I get a really sore tongue after eating fresh pineapple and walnuts.

Livedandlearned Thu 15-Jun-17 19:57:59

My dh does, it's called geographic tongue though this may not be what you have.

mortificado Thu 15-Jun-17 19:59:13

I get sore and itchy mouth when I get pineapples kiwi etc and plums and apples at certain times of the year.
Very annoying!

But does it mean we should avoid them completely?

rachyconks Thu 15-Jun-17 20:05:28

Yes I get it! Pineapple, kiwi, certain sweets - especially fizzy ones. Anything acidic. Really annoying and it feels like my tongue is itchy but sore at the same time!

Backingvocals Thu 15-Jun-17 20:07:58

Yes I get this and have geographic tongue. Tomatoes, walnuts, pineapple all set me off. And Lebanese tabouleh for some reason.

putdownyourphone Thu 15-Jun-17 20:08:57

Yes - walnuts, pineapple and kiwi fruits hurt my tongue

Pollaidh Thu 15-Jun-17 20:21:14

I have geographic tongue.

Tomatoes, walnuts, pineapple (fresh, but tinned seems ok, weirdly) and a herb I've yet to pin down all trigger soreness and burning, sometimes itching.

Kiwi causes full on swelling, on the other hand, even the tiniest amount.

EyeHalveASpellingChequer Thu 15-Jun-17 21:22:02


Tabbouleh has tomatoes in it.

LakeFlyPie Thu 15-Jun-17 21:42:27

Yes, I get this with all of the foods you describe but not every time I eat them.
Also have geographic tongue.
Doesn't seem as bad as it was in my teens though (in 40s now)

Yvetteballs Thu 15-Jun-17 22:55:48

I will look up geographic tongue. I get it with tabouleh too, especially one full of herbs etc.

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illegitimateMortificadospawn Thu 15-Jun-17 23:05:21

Fresh pineapple contains bromelain enzyme. Canned pineapple has been heat-treated, which destroys the enzyme. Fresh pineapple, especially if its a bit unripe, makes my tongue hurt, sometimes makes my gums spontaneously bleed and gives me the runs. confused Tinned is fine. Go figure.

hairymuffet Fri 16-Jun-17 09:33:00

Salt and vinegar pringles do it to me.
Then my tongue peels over the next 2 days.

Backingvocals Sat 17-Jun-17 12:10:22

Yes that's it Yvette. Tabouleh that's virtually all herbs will do it. I know it's got tomatoes in it but not normally enough in there to set me off. I can eat a tomato and mozzarella salad normally but not a tabouleh.

hairymuffet Sat 17-Jun-17 12:24:49

Maybe it's parsley then ?

SecretFreebirther Sat 17-Jun-17 23:32:19

Sounds like geographic tongue-my dd has this, she even struggles with toothpaste!

fabulousathome Sun 18-Jun-17 09:57:25

Me too. Just avoid the foods that hurt you. Annoying but not impossible.

Promise44 Sat 27-Jul-19 21:18:40

I get it too...its the lemon juice. Houmus bad for the same reason!

Footle Sat 27-Jul-19 22:50:57

Coriander leaves.

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