View Full Version : Why does my mouth tingle?
02-03-2005, 06:23 PM
This is more a curiosity than a problem, but I thought someone here might have an answer.
After I eat certain foods, my lips feel weird--not numb, not stinging, but something in between. I guess it's more like they feel tingly-raw.
So far the foods I can think of that cause it are cantaloupe, avocados, and walnuts.
I made the mock salmon pate just now and it's good! Hubby even is a fan. So I was going to sit down with a bowl full and some onion bread and chow. I had to get up for something and realized my lips were feeling that way again--from the walnuts. :(
Any thoughts on what's in those foods to cause it?
02-03-2005, 07:41 PM
Walnuts do the same thing to me. Could it be a food allergy? I know some foods, like pineapple, have something in them that cause a tingly feeling if you eat too much.
02-03-2005, 07:55 PM
Pineapple makes my mouth feel funny too if I eat a lot...I think because it
has so many enzymes perhaps.
My oldest son is allergic to pecans and walnuts. He never liked eating them
and when we had him allergy tested for behavioural issues he was
allergic to them; maybe they made his mouth feel funny?!?!?
I just assumed it was the taste that put him off, but it was the skin prick allergy test that showed a definate reaction so maybe he was having
a sensory reaction too.
My friend had an allergy to nuts, seeds, and dried
fruits. I told her to use Food Grade Hydrogen
Peroxide, and she is no longer allergic! It turns out
she was allergic to the mold on the stored food.
Add about 1 teaspoon of food grade H2O2 to a quart
of water. Then soak the nuts, seeds, or dried fruits in
the h2o2 mix for 10 minutes. Then drain, rinse, and
continue soaking in pure water for the required time.
02-04-2005, 05:23 PM
Huh, hadn't figured it to be an allergy since it was no big deal. But then... today I finished the rest of the mock salmon pate (I only made half the recipe to begin with, so today's portion probably had about 1/3 cup of walnuts in it) and man, did I have heartburn afterwards, and my stomach felt weird. I recognized that feeling from other times I've eaten walnuts (which is rare) but this was more intense. I don't know if it's just the walnuts or the combo with red pepper (I mean really, walnuts and bell pepper sounds like a weird combo) but either way, I think I'll stay clear of walnuts because that was no fun and they do seem to be the main suspect.
I'll have to watch how I feel after some guacamole now. :(
Thanks for all your input...
02-05-2005, 11:53 AM
I've had the same problem with walnuts, I didn't eat them for a week or two then tried an handful of them and I had no bad reaction so I, slowly, reintroduced them into my diet.
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