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I post my original questions hoping for new input. I am not disregarding prior help but looking for another opinion or even a referral for treatment in Mass. area.
My mouth has been sensitive to spices, tomato products, cinnamon and most foods I eat end up in at least the front of my tongue being serated and inner mouth irritation. I have been treated for yeast which offers some relief but symptom and reactions to food seem never to go away and is becoming more frequent. Mint gum, breath mints, fried food etc. any referral-help would be appreciated
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Jack Schroder replied 11 years ago.
You might try this in order to learn what is causing your problem. It's a silly thing, but think about it.
Eat plain unsalted rice, boiled. Buy white rice and follow the directions on the box.
After a week, start adding to the cooked rice (say two cups of cooked rice), one can of albacore tuna in oil. Mix it up well
For the third week (this is only if you have noticed a lack of your symptoms) fry in olive oil little tiny bits some ground chuck, you can do this by stirring all the time the chuck is cooking. Mix this with the rice. (Alone, no tuna)
Is everything still O.K.?
If so, each week add one (1) single item of regular food that you cook. Try chicken cut up into little pieces and fried in oil. No salt. No pepper etc.
Keep trying small portions of different things each week. When your problem returns you have discovered the real cause of your allergy. Get rid of that crap. Maybe it will take a year before you find the culprit. Hell, you are unhappy now, what can you lose? Besides IT'S FREE.
Of course if the problem is plain boiled rice, forget it.
Expert:  Kerry replied 11 years ago.

Hi Bill


Do you suppose you could be experiencing what are called Canker sores? Some of the foods you name, and even the gum, mints, toothpastes can cause these. Here is a web page that explains it fully:
http://www.animated-teeth.com/canker_sores/t1_canker_sores.htm


Here is a great web site that helps you find a specialist for oral care in the Mass. area:
http://www.massdental.org/


Hope that helps! Please let me know if it doesn't.


Kerry



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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Jack Schroder's Post: thanks will give a try but diet restrictions have not work up to now. Presently have eaten chicken and turkey exclusively....thanks
Expert:  Jack Schroder replied 11 years ago.
Chicken seems to be fairly safe. Beef, ugh added growth Hormones? Same with turkey. But I guess turkey is O.K. for you, huh? Good luck.

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