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babyzippo
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   Posted 10/4/2014 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
This is the third time in 2 years that I had my cheeks swell. The first time was after eating a pizza at pizza hut. The second time was after eating Mexican food. The third time was tonight, after eating at a Teriyaki place. I don't know what I am allergic to.

Alcie
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   Posted 10/7/2014 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum, zippo.

Sure sounds like an allergic or sensitivity reaction, to a non-doctor. Did you also have throat closing, difficulty swallowing or breathing? If there are no other symptoms, it might be just a reaction (sensitivity) to a spicy pepper . A lot of people do not tolerate certain spices.

The next trick would be figuring out what ingredients they all had in common. It would be very helpful if you could get a list of ingredients from each of the restaurants to compare.

My sister says eating a little sugar neutralizes the sting of hot peppers. I tried it, but results still questionable.

rainbowpromise
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   Posted 10/7/2014 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Pizza and Mexican, I can see a possible common ingredient, but Teriyaki, I'm not so sure. All three have "hot" ingredients, but different "hot" ingredients.

Rule out other possibilities. I once had an abscess tooth that came and went. If you are due for a dental check, make sure you tell your dentist.
Another possibility is that it was from something left by another customer. A fragrance, trace amounts of something you are allergic to. I know I break out in hives when I touch a contaminated surface. Fabric chairs can hold an allergen within the weave of the fabric. Even washable surfaces can be an issue until they are washed.
I love that stores have handy-wipes at the door so I can "disinfect" surfaces. Others use them for virus germs, I use them for allergens.

I hope you find the cause.
I carry and Epi-Pen for multiple food allergies.
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babyzippo
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   Posted 10/8/2014 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I believe it was allergies from food because this has happened to me 3 times in the past 2-3 years, only by eating food. And my cheeks started swelling after I ate whatever ingredient it was in the food.

rainbowpromise
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   Posted 10/8/2014 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
What I am getting at is Mexican, Pizza, and Teriyaki don't usually have common denominators in their recipes.

I know years ago, I thought I was allergic to something and began avoiding it. Finally I discovered that I was reacting, just like I had eaten something myself, because my husband was eating what I was allergic to. He stopped and I was fine after that. At the time I was only reacting once every few months.
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