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face/lip swelling

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  • Posted By: fatface
  • November 8, 2006
  • 01:08 AM

Hi, I have a re- occuring problem that doesn't seem to lend itself to anything. I could go months when out of the blue i get a cheek, cheeks, lip or lips, upper or lower, and sometimes my whole lower face swells for no apparent reason. I know it's probably allergy but I can't nail it down. I really look quite hidious when it's full blown. It's been happening the last few years. I know stress can do strange things but it doesn't really seem to be a stress driven event, possibly I guess but I hope not or i'm really in trouble. Anyone have some advice?http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/images/icons/icon9.gif

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  • I had the same thing but it was not and allergic reaction (Im not allergy to anything) but it was connected to eating too many acidy fruits such as pineapples.....infact a few months before I was in far north Queensland in cairns which is near practically the capital of pineapple growing....I was eating at least a pineapple a day!(plus ofcourse pink grapefruit and other tropical fruit) so my body had accumulated acid so even a mouthful of any acidy fruit would make my lips blow up sometimes my eyes and whole face in a matter of minutes.....a case of the fruit biting back......but it did not show up as an allergy....in fact on my body especially on pressure points such as the belt area would swell up until some body with the same experience told me to stop eating acidy fruit.......10 years of being careful and it has not occurred since........good luck
    H Bunny 2 Replies
    • November 8, 2006
    • 00:43 PM
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  • Thanks for the post. I had no idea and maybe this is something to look into. I had eaten a persimon, pomagranite, and avacado a short time before the swelling. Thanks so much for the info!
    fatface 1 Replies
    • November 10, 2006
    • 03:10 AM
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  • Thanks, I am now remembering the times I ate fruit. I suppose the love of wine doesn't help the matter any.. oh oh
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 13, 2006
    • 08:50 PM
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  • Hi! again......no, wine was not the problem.......and avocados....but observe especially the citrus kiwis(maybe) but prime condender is the pineapple....experiment.....go for a day without acidy fresh fruits and then eat some pineapple but if you have not had an allergy test...have that too....you can actually aquire an allergy. good luck
    H Bunny 2 Replies
    • November 14, 2006
    • 11:40 AM
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