Re: itchy mouth/sore throat due to certain foods?
That is the reaction I get to certain foods also. It's definitely an allergic reaction, and any time you get an allergic reaction to a food, you should definitely steer clear of it (as the previous poster said). Do you get a reaction from strawberries, or any other fruit?
I'm allergic to some raw nuts (such a hazelnuts, but not walnuts) and some fresh fruit (apples, pears, pineapple, plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, kiwi). I've met people who have the exact opposite allergy -- they can eat all of the fruits and nuts that I can't, but they can't eat the fruits and nuts that I can (walnuts, bananas, oranges, strawberries, etc.). Interestingly, we all can eat these foods if they are cooked or processed in some way. For me, I can eat things like baked apples, any canned fruit, etc. -- as long as it's not fresh).
In any case, I would advise you to stay away from anything that gives you an itchy mouth and swollen throat -- that's bad news. See an allergist about it if you're concerned.
Karen; ds Drew Tyler 5/4/00, PDD; and ds Jason Parker 2/1/02, NT