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 Post subject: Lemon Allergy
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:44 pm 

Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:57 pm
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Anyone else here have an allergy to Lemon? About 10 years ago I started reacting to lemon. My lip blisters and swells, the roof of my mouth will get bumps on it. I went to a wine tasting (had a cider wine - whether it had lemon I am not sure. I know when I haev had a drink that had lemon the reaction was quicker and more intense) and my throat started getting tight (which went away after a bit)...Lemon scented stuff makes my chest tight and makes me cough....

Anyone else have this 'oddiy'? I can have any other citrus fruit. I know lemon juice contains sulphites (my dentist feels I have a sulphite allergy as I react to a lot of dental freezings) but I have come in contact with just the fruit and had a reaction.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:51 pm 

Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:04 pm
Posts: 2044
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
I don't but I did a little searching and found a few sites: ... _lemon.php
Note that this mentions cross-reactions with Balsam of Peru, which appears to be used in a lot of non-food items.

Another site did mention that sulphites are found in lemons and citrus fruits...


Karen, proud Mom of
- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma

 Post subject: Re: Lemon Allergy
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:53 pm 
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Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:39 pm
Posts: 2973
Location: Toronto
I keep hearing of more people with lemon allergies, so I thought I'd bump this.

Allergic to soy, peanut, shellfish, penicillin

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