dealing with new food allergy?
December 23, 2013 3:54 AM Subscribe
I tried a new citrus fruit yesterday and had an allergic reaction. How wide of a range of citrus fruits do I need to avoid while I wait to see a doctor? (YANMD)
posted by SymphonyNumberNine to Health & Fitness (8 answers total)
I came across oroblanco
, which I'd never encountered before, so naturally I bought one to try it. Last night when I ate it I had an allergic reaction, not too serious, but unmistakable: tingling lips and tongue, swollen feeling in the throat. The symptoms went away after about 15 minutes. I've requested an appointment to see a doctor and have allergy tests done, but of course it's the holidays and who knows when I'll actually be able to get in. I've never had an allergic reaction to a food before, and I'm wondering how wide-ranging I need to be with avoiding foods. I've never had trouble with other citrus fruits before - and I had eaten oranges and lime juice within the last week - but does my reaction to this particular fruit mean that I should be avoiding all citrus fruits until I can talk to a doctor? Is there anything else I should be avoiding? Obviously YANMD but I'd appreciate any tips/best practices for dealing with this until my doctor can provide more specific help. Thanks!