Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):


Join eNewsletter


Celiac.com Sponsor (A1-m):



Join eNewsletter

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

monkeypuss

Orange Allergy!

Recommended Posts

as well as my probable celiacs, i also cant eat oranges..and the other day i discovered i cant eat peaches either! (bad eczema if i do) i was just wondered if anyone knew what could be in both these things that could cause it? my friend suggested its what makes food have an orange colour, but i'm fine with carrots and stuff! :P

its too bad my favorite drink is orange juice :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):


Here's something I picked up online about citrus allergies.. Peaches can contain some of the same properties as citrus.

Do you have problems with lemons and limes etc.?

Good luck

Citrus

Citric acid intolerance is not the same as citrus allergy. Citrus allergy sufferers respond to substances specific to citrus fruits such as limonene or specific proteins found in the fruits, whereas citric acid intolerant people react only to citric acid, which is found in a number of fruits and even some vegetables, and is used as a food additive.

Citric acid intolerance is not a "true" food allergy - that is, it's not an autoimmune response to a chemical in food. Intolerances occur when the body lacks some chemical or enzyme necessary for it to properly digest a particular substance

Geographic tongue, also known as benign migratory glossitis, erythema migrans, or continental tongue, is a condition affecting the tongue. The colloquial names are due to the condition resembling a map. The topside of the tongue is covered in small protrusions called papillae. In a tongue affected by geographic tongue, there are red patches on the surface of the tongue bordered by grayish white. The papillae are missing from the reddish areas and overcrowded in the grayish white borders. The small patches may disappear and reappear in a short period of time (hours or days), and change in shape or size. While it is not common for the condition to cause pain, it may cause a burning or stinging sensation, especially after contact with certain foods, such as spicy or citrus foods. Chemicals, such as mouthwashes and teeth whiteners, can also aggravate the condition. Geographic tongue may also cause numbness. Co-existence of fissures of the tongue is often noticed.

Contact with citrus peel can also cause a reaction in some people.

as well as my probable celiacs, i also cant eat oranges..and the other day i discovered i cant eat peaches either! (bad eczema if i do) i was just wondered if anyone knew what could be in both these things that could cause it? my friend suggested its what makes food have an orange colour, but i'm fine with carrots and stuff! :P

its too bad my favorite drink is orange juice :P


"Ryo tatereba mi ga tatanu"

If we try to serve both sides, we cannot stand our own ground.

Japanese proverb

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have just discovered I have a problem with oranges too. I have been coeliac for 5 years. I been off sick 2 days from eating an orange. It feels like I have an alien in my guts trying to get out and then diarhea. I am staying off oranges for sure.....


Gluten free for 5 years.

2 years of testing before correct diagnosis.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There have been threads saying something about citrus in connection to candida, though I haven't researched to see if there's really anything to it. But I do know yeast overgrowth can cause eczema.

Interesting about the tongue stuff. I've been wondering, as I always had something similar. However, since going gluten-free, it almost gone! I thought I'd be stuck with that forever.

Thankfully, no reaction to oranges or other citrus. Unfortunately however, apples are absolutely off my list :( I don't know if I'll ever take a chance and try one. But they don't bother me if they're coked, like applesauce, etc.


A spherical meteorite 10 km in diameter traveling at 20 km/s has the kinetic energy equal to the calories in 550,000,000,000,000,000 Twinkies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites