Itching In The Base Of The Tongue And Throat And Heat And Nausea After Honey Consumption?

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, want to ask. Why every time I drink honey directly without mixing with discussing drinks or other food, the base of the tongue until my throat feels itchy, then the stomach feels hot, and sometimes it becomes nauseous. But if mixed into other drinks such as ice honey lemon, with a little honey, it’s okay. I have experienced this for a long time. Do I have a honey allergy?

1 Answer:

Hi Livia,

Thank you for the question.

Itching in the base of the tongue and throat as well as heat and nausea in the stomach after consuming honey can be caused by the honey content that is irritative, for example if the honey is added to artificial sweeteners, preservatives, and so on. It could also be, itching, heat, and nausea are caused by other factors, such as food allergies or other substances (including honey), carbohydrate malabsorption, viral or bacterial infections, pharyngitis, gastric acid reflux (GERD), gastritis, dry throat, tumors benign or malignant around the throat, bronchitis, aspiration of foreign bodies, psychological disorders, the influence of drugs, and so on.

So, your complaint can appear related to the consumption of honey that is not right, or it could be due to other factors.

Not always your condition is dangerous. However, if the complaint is very disturbing, it never hurts to go to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine. In the meantime, the initial handling you can do is:

 Limit drinking honey first, before it is declared safe by your doctor If you want to drink honey, make sure the honey is pure, free from ingredients that are irritative to the digestive tract More rest Do not talk and shout too much when the throat still feels itchy Drink more warm water Eat also a variety of nutritious foods regularly While still nauseous, do not eat spicy, sour, and gassed foods. Live a healthy lifestyle in your daily life. Avoid taking any medicine without doctor's advice.

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