I have been enlightened. There is a very long list of foods (many fruits, soy, melons, nuts) that make my lips itch and swell til I look like Angelina Jolie and also cause my mouth to itch and my throat to close in. When it's bad my ears itch inside too. And it seems the older I get the more foods I have to add to this list. It seems this condition is called Oral Allergy Syndrome. The only cure is avoidance. Sucks.