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Tempura flares up my gums. Is this an allergic reaction?

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Created October 16, 2012 at 4:40 AM

When I eat more than a little tempura, my gums freak out. They feel inflamed and may peel slightly on the ceiling of the mouth. Is this an allergic reaction, or do I just need to wait for the tempura to cool before I shove them into my mouth? I know I'm slightly allergic to eggs, which is in tempura batter. I just wasn't expecting an allergic reaction to happen in my mouth.

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on October 17, 2012
at 04:09 AM

@chipaleo: are you allergic to gluten by any chance? Also, toast is hard so they're probably somewhat abrasive on the gums.

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on October 17, 2012
at 04:07 AM

Good point, JeJ. I know allergy tests involve scratching the skin and then placing an allergen on top. The scratch must help the skin absorb the allergen. Gums are more sensitive as they don't have a layer of dead skin for protection.

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on October 16, 2012
at 07:58 PM

If you know you are allergic to eggs, you should most certainly avoid the tempura, start carrying Benadryl with you, and possibly an epi pen. All of my food allergies started with a slight reaction in my mouth, and grew exponentially from there with each re-exposure. You might also be allergic to the frying oil, which would likely be soybean, peanut, or canola oil.

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on October 16, 2012
at 03:43 PM

Tuna melt sandwiches on toast used to hurt my gums.

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on October 16, 2012
at 03:42 PM

Crap is crap, regardless or allergies.

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on October 16, 2012
at 03:30 PM

Yeah, allergies typically effect the palate/throat/tongue. Doesn't mean they couldn't affect gums, but I'd say that heat+rough texture can be an irritating combo.

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on October 16, 2012
at 05:12 AM

I'm not allergic to wheat/gluten.

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on October 16, 2012
at 05:03 AM

Tempura is made with wheat flour.

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on October 16, 2012
at 03:16 PM

It's the rough texture irritating your mouth, I believe.

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on October 16, 2012
at 03:43 PM

Tuna melt sandwiches on toast used to hurt my gums.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on October 16, 2012
at 03:30 PM

Yeah, allergies typically effect the palate/throat/tongue. Doesn't mean they couldn't affect gums, but I'd say that heat+rough texture can be an irritating combo.

4cbc4488855b0421943b57de0a9018c2

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on October 17, 2012
at 04:07 AM

Good point, JeJ. I know allergy tests involve scratching the skin and then placing an allergen on top. The scratch must help the skin absorb the allergen. Gums are more sensitive as they don't have a layer of dead skin for protection.

4cbc4488855b0421943b57de0a9018c2

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on October 17, 2012
at 04:09 AM

@chipaleo: are you allergic to gluten by any chance? Also, toast is hard so they're probably somewhat abrasive on the gums.

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on October 16, 2012
at 04:59 AM

I've noticed the same on me, yes if you're mouth is in flame it means that something you got in it was wrong for you, simple, avoid it!

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on October 16, 2012
at 02:52 PM

You just need to stop eating that shit.

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