Allergy Community
lemon allergy
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to airbourne allergies, eye allergies, shots, anaphylaxis, asthma, children's allergies, hives, insect stings, rhinitis, sinuses, and allergies to drugs, foods, and pets.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

lemon allergy

I am allergic to lemons, but not to other citrus fruits.  I can actually use citric acid when I make preserves, jellies, etc.  Several years ago I started researching my lemon allergy and stumbled on an article suggesting that the allergy is associated with a chemical or protein in the lemon.  This was semi confirmed by an aunt, pharmacist/chemist, who was aware of a chemical that was present in lemons, but not in other citrus fruits.  I thought it was "lemonine". Does anyone have information about this.

I am a lifelong fan of Earl Gray tea, a tea made from the bergamot, or bergamot orange.  Some brands of the Earl Gray tea cause a minor reaction, and some do not.  It has never caused the same response as with lemon, straight or in foods (unknown to me).  Does anyone know if the bergamot is more lemon like, or more orange like.  It is considered an orange, but it is yellow.  Are there different types of bergamots?
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hello and hope you are doing well.

Understand your predicament.
Maintain a food diary and note down and monitor your symptoms. This may help to narrow down the search. Also, an allergy specialist might be able to help you.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Allergy Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Asthma Answerers
746512_tn?1388811180
Blank
Tammy2009
Calgary, AB
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
evewisewoman
Toronto, ON
363281_tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Nelson, New Zealand