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Can eating mangoes lead to throat constrictions or any other similar problems?

hello, i just ate a manila mango and my throat itches. a few years ago, my lips got swollen and itchy, and i read that mango skin has something in it similar to poison oak . i eat lots of mangos, but have only had bad symptoms these two times. i m wondering if i need to worry about my throat constricting or anything serious like that.
Asked On : Sun, 22 Apr 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hi welcome to health care magic forum,

Some variety of mango may cause allergic reaction.

Allergic reaction may manifest as irritation of throat , with red and congestion of throat.

It may leads to itchy lips with edema(swollen).

Sometimes generalized body itching and redness .

But you said it happened only twice , so nothing to worry.

In my opinion you can take an antihistamine medication .

Take plenty of water and avoid spicy food .

If no relief than you can see an ENT specialist for clinical evaluation.

Answered: Sun, 22 Apr 2012
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Your symptoms are due to allergy to manila mango. Best thing is avoid eating such things causing symptoms like this
Answered: Sun, 22 Apr 2012
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