Does anybody know whether those three fruits have anything in common that he might be sensitive to?
He's actually quite sensitive in general--he won't wear clothes with tags or certain kinds of seams, and gets easily overwhelmed by loud noise. So it could just be another sensitivity like those.
But he will eat apricots, bananas, peaches, tomatoes and other kinds of fruit so I'm just curious whether there's something in the above mentioned fruit that he might be specifically sensitive/allergic to.
DS1: 2/02 DD: 9/04 DS2: 9/07 and EDD: 11/13
Now that I've caught on to actually reading the full post...lol
Sounds like SID - sensory integration dysfunction.
SID children have a hard time with certain smells, tastes, colors, textures, sounds, situations - even shapes!
My 6 yr old is a SID child. It's a total pita for underwear and socks.
Both DH and I are allergic to some raw fruits (and veggies for DH). It starts with itching, but DH has gone on to swelling and nausea. I have gone on to have a sore throat.
DH is allergic to basically anything raw. All his fruits and vegetables have to be cooked. I am allergic to: melons (including cantalope, honeydew, and watermelon). Sometimes, I'm allergic to apples, but it doesn't seem to be all apples. Sometimes, it's applejuice that makes my mouth/throat itch (or other juices with an apple base).
DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.
My sister (who is also allergic to apples) sent me this link regarding this type of allergy. It's related to seasonal allergies and new foods could become a problem with "overuse". I can still eat peaches, cherries and pears but my sister can't.
Take it seriously and don't let him have those foods. It can get stronger with exposure, and yes, the throat can close up. Get an epi-pen to have on hand. Benadryl can help if there's inadvertant exposure.
You might consider getting some allergy testing done so can know the full extant.
Mom to DD1 (11/1999), DD2 (07/2003), and DS (11/2012), all born at home and cloth diapered.