Itchy tongue…

Itchy tongue…

I took this shot awhile ago… it was very itchy then. So far, the itching lessened after I drank a lot of water.

“The Culprit”

These sour and yummy kiwifruits are to blamed! (Yep,I forgot to remove the outer skin :p) Some people have an allergic reaction to this fruit. I probably have.. but I won’t say no to fruits. I’ll eat some more of these.. maybe tomorrow… haha! Hopefully, my lips won’t swell.. ack!

As per Wikipedia — Β Raw kiwifruit is also rich in the protein-dissolving enzyme actinidin, (in the same family of thiol proteases as papain), which is commercially useful as a meat tenderizer, but can be an allergen for some individuals. Specifically, people allergic to latex, papayas or pineapples are likely to also be allergic to kiwifruit. The fruit also contains calcium oxalate crystals in the form of raphides. Reactions to these chemicals include sweating, tingling and sore mouth or throat; swelling of the lips, tongue and face; rash; vomiting and abdominal pain, heartburn; and, in the most severe cases, breathing difficulties, wheezing and collapse. The most common symptoms are unpleasant itching and soreness of the mouth, with the most common severe symptom being wheezing.

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