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Mouth sores from too much of good things

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 07, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Recently I had some mouth sores on the roof of my mouth. I googled the problem for the possible cause. Among probable causes: cinnamon, citrus, chocolate, walnuts, macademia nuts to name a few of the things that I had been eating a lot off some at the same time. Lots of cinnamon on morning coffee and youghourt. Daily dark chocolate. I think the episode was triggerd by raw walnuts, but just didn't get better until I cut out all the offenders. The sores went away as did an itchy scalp. Has anyone else experienced mouth sores and recovered from them? I still eat Lindt 90% chocolate most days, but limit the rest.

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on November 09, 2011
at 02:58 PM

Thanks Travis, I like papayas very much-have avoided them because they are not berries. Will try them again and see how I react. I'm eating apples now which I don't find optimal, but 'tis the season and 1 a day is going down well. I also eat grapefruit from now through January during their best season

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on November 07, 2011
at 10:16 PM

There are much better fruits (though papayas are really good for potassium and C), those just happen to be the ones I react to the least. It will take some experimentation to see which ones work fine for you. You may be totally fine with all of them. I wouldn't eat anything that causes that kind of reaction though, even though it's relatively minor as far as allergic reactions go.

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on November 07, 2011
at 10:11 PM

Thank you for the suggestion of the baking soda mouth wash.

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on November 07, 2011
at 10:11 PM

Thanks for causing me to look up "chitinase allergy" I don't have a reaction to rubber gloves or to organic bananas. What are the benefical aspects of oranges and papaya?

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on November 07, 2011
at 08:27 PM

Nice to know I have fellow travellers. It took me about a week to figure out that the sores were from diet and not from toothpaste or a poke from toothbrush bristle.

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on November 07, 2011
at 06:17 PM

I've a bit of a dark chocolate addiction myself [Green & Black's][1] is my fav, but I have the same issue when (on a "cheat day" i'll dip my fav 82% cocoa Green & Black's into coconut butter, w/ handfull of raw almonds) and the roof of my mouth will get super sensitive for some reason. [1]: http://www.greenandblacks.com/uk/what-we-make/bars/dark-85.html

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on November 07, 2011
at 06:08 PM

Raw walnuts and hazelnuts make my tongue hurt and I get red spots on it. Chocolate doesn't.

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on November 07, 2011
at 03:20 PM

Yep, I had those last year from cinnamon. I took out cinnamon and they went away.

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on November 07, 2011
at 02:01 PM

Itchy scalp reeks of raw walnuts being the offender.

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on November 07, 2011
at 04:35 PM

Raw tree nuts and most types of fruit will do that to me as well. If I eat nuts, they're roasted and I tend try to eat the types of fruit that deliver the most nutrients for the least reaction, which are oranges and papaya. You wouldn't necessarily have the chitinase allergy as well, but they do often travel together.

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on November 07, 2011
at 10:11 PM

Thanks for causing me to look up "chitinase allergy" I don't have a reaction to rubber gloves or to organic bananas. What are the benefical aspects of oranges and papaya?

Medium avatar

(39831)

on November 07, 2011
at 10:16 PM

There are much better fruits (though papayas are really good for potassium and C), those just happen to be the ones I react to the least. It will take some experimentation to see which ones work fine for you. You may be totally fine with all of them. I wouldn't eat anything that causes that kind of reaction though, even though it's relatively minor as far as allergic reactions go.

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on November 09, 2011
at 02:58 PM

Thanks Travis, I like papayas very much-have avoided them because they are not berries. Will try them again and see how I react. I'm eating apples now which I don't find optimal, but 'tis the season and 1 a day is going down well. I also eat grapefruit from now through January during their best season

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on November 07, 2011
at 02:45 PM

Eating too much sugar from chocolate & fruit tends to bring out the canker sores. Taking B-complex and rinsing with a neutralizing mouth wash such as baking soda & water helps heal them.

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on November 07, 2011
at 10:11 PM

Thank you for the suggestion of the baking soda mouth wash.

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on November 11, 2011
at 08:25 PM

Fresh pineapple makes my tongue extremely sore; it begins to hurt almost immediately. My gums also react, but less strongly.

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on November 11, 2011
at 09:22 AM

I had a massive outbreak of canker sores after a week of eating a daily dose of Christmas fudge. When it finally dawned on me what was causing them I took 2 Benadryls and tey went away almost immediately.

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on March 21, 2014
at 06:33 PM

I am having very reddish and tender gums and the only thing I can pin is possibly macadamia nuts. They've been my go-to in the nut department (as I thought was recommended over most other nuts!) But I'm easing up. OW!

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on June 18, 2013
at 01:19 AM

I have like three mini slices at the roof of my mouth near the back and one at the back of the throat. This was because of a nice big green apple. Actually, ironically, i was telling the guy beside me cuz i just GAVE him my red apple, well he chose it, i told him, these are very acidic (the green apples) then i said they're known to stink you teeth and ur gums and the top of your mouth. Long story short, Green apples can ruin ur night. I just worked my balls off for 11 hours and i cant have a beer, nor my hamburger. And by the way, halfway through the apple i tossed it out the window... too late.

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