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Posted on: Wed, 06/15/2011 - 2:22pm
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YES, I have this. Wooden anything in the mouth is horrible and its exactly like chalk on the chalkboard or under my nails. I also have the same results to peach skin. I can tolerate cooked peaches, but not skinned ones. I refuse to eat them. the make me cringe. I just do nectarines.
I cant believe someone else has the same issue. Wooden spoons are horrible!

Posted on: Mon, 09/09/2013 - 2:01am
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I am 70 years of age and just in the last few months have developed allergies to some dental products - toothpaste, remedies for dry mouth and now wooden toothpicks which I am really mad about as they are the best.
It starts with a bad taste in my mouth, slightly swollen and reddish lips and tongue, then progresses to my throat. I stopped using them for a couple of weeks but then after a couple of days of using again, the symptoms have returned.

Posted on: Thu, 03/20/2014 - 6:21am
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I hate wooden ice cream sticks, wooden tooth picks and corn dog sticks. It makes me cringe just thinking about it. It is hard to eat an ice cream on a stick because I usually throe away the part touching the stick. I have always felt like this. My mom used to say "it makes my teeth hurt" well that is what I feel like.

Posted on: Sun, 07/06/2014 - 6:32am
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I have the same reaction and i thought i was the one. I dont know why that could happend but i am glad dont be alone.

Posted on: Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:26pm
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Hi there, I'm not sure if this will be any help, but I actually just got some helpful information from a psychologist about this particular topic. There is usually one of two reasons someone develops a reaction like this. I myself have the same problem, but much more chronic and wide spread where textures in general can cause major discomfort, but popcicle sticks are in the top 5!
The first thing could be an anxiety related condition, where it is manifesting itself into a dislike for a certain texture. This does not mean you have an anxiety disorder, simply that there is an anxiety that comes along with popcicle sticks in particular, or something that triggers it.
The second option is that you could be dealing with a specific form of tactile defensiveness un-diagnosed while you were young. It is actually quite common. It affect 1-20 children and can continue later on in life if not "kicked in the butt". I hope this was a little helpful and might give you some more info you could look into for help!

Posted on: Mon, 07/06/2015 - 9:20pm
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I have the same issue. Even just thinking about popsicle sticks and tongue depressors (and not toothpicks) and also peach fuzz make my mouth and throat react.
I'd always thought it was caused by some childhood trauma, perhaps a doctor that got rough with a tongue depressor - but my son has the same issues so as crazy as it sounds, it seems to be GENETIC.
One of the other respondents above also indicates he shared the condition with his mother.

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