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Ask-A-Doc: Mouth Pain
Ask-A-Doc: Mouth Pain

Dear Dr. J,
I was eating a chocolate covered cherry la
st wk and my mouth started burning. AS of today the inside of my mouth feels like the protective coating has been striped off and it hurts to eat with spices. Is there anything that can be done? Anything in the candy that could have caused this? Not just spices, I just ate chocolate pudding and my mouth feels raw. Any help would be appreciated.

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Here’s some more info from the doc:
Potential, but probably NOT the answer to today’s Ask-A-Doc… Cross reactivity between hay fever/allergies and foods:

Alder pollen: almonds, apples, celery, cherries, hazel nuts, peaches, pears, parsley, strawberry, raspberry
Birch pollen: almonds, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas,[10] carrots, celery, cherries, chicory,[11] coriander, fennel, fig,[12] hazel nuts,kiwifruit, nectarines, parsley, parsnips, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, potatoes, prunes, soy, strawberries, wheat;
Potential: walnuts
Grass pollen: fig,[12] melons, tomatoes, oranges
Mugwort pollen : carrots, celery, coriander, fennel, parsley, peppers, sunflower
Ragweed pollen : banana, cantaloupe, cucumber, green pepper, paprika, sunflower seeds/oil, honeydew, watermelon, zucchini, echinacea,artichoke, dandelions, honey (if bees pollinate from wild flowers), hibiscus or chamomile tea
Possible cross-reactions (to any of the above): berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc), citrus (oranges, lemons, etc), grapes,mango, figs, peanut, pineapple, pomegranates, watermelon

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