ever since i moved to hawaii, certain foods would make my tongue swell and i'd feel a stabbing sensation at the very tip. i can still breathe, luckily, and there are no other apparent side effects. the swelling usually goes away within a half hour or so. the foods i noticed it worst with were strawberries, pineapple and kiwi. one time i had pineapple juice and almost instantly, i could barely talk, my tongue was so huge. it doesn't happen every single time i eat any one of them, tho. it is a problem for me to eat any canned fruit, however. i did research on these foods and can't find a chemical relation between them aside from citric acid. yet orange juice doesn't do anything to me. then i ate a quaker granola bar today and got that sharp sensation on the tip of my tongue that preludes the swelling. i look on the back and read that they've added citric acid to the granola. so, for some reason, my tongue must not like citric acid as an ADDITIVE to food. that must be it. so if you ever get spontaneous tongue swelling without any other symptoms, check your diet, try to remember the last thing you ate before you started lisping.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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