For so long I have been searching for a allergy sufferer of citrus just like myself. Find shopping for food ridiculously hard as most things contain concentrated lemon juice etc. Would just like a friend who understands how much of a pain it is!
I avoid citrus if possible, it makes me itch and causes painful stomach attacks. Lemons in desserts can be tolerable, but I need to keep away from anything very acidic, especially tomatoes .
My allergy started in 2005, after many years eating , drinking, handling citrus. I just swelled up like a blimp..... after working with lemons. It’s difficult in my line of work as I am a qualified chef... I love seafood and it tastes different when there is no lemon juice over it.... it’s difficult shopping as I have to read labels all the time.... was informed by my Dr that a food allergy could be one of the worst allergies to have and that I really have to try to stay away from it... always thought I was alone in this situation.... I did find out the hard way when I moved to the UK that dragon fruit is a citrus fruit....
Marinades are often the cause of allergies as well.
KarenSueMagley I have the same things, but citrus will cause them for me and make my lips tingle like crazy then start to feel like they are burning.
I am allergic to all citrus fruit, my troath and mouth swell up änd some times whën i drank it it causes diarea.
But most irritating I fiñd that I can't even smel it, my eyes staŕt tö water up my nose starts running. Irritatig becaus a lot of supermarkets n Holland have a fresh orangejuice machine and in a lot of restaurants they serve fresh juice.
When I eat out, I love to eat fish and I ask always verý strictĺy not to use citus (and a lot of other things).
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