Allergy to almonds can be one of two types. This type of allergy has the potential to cause a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), which includes breathing difficulty. The second type of almond allergy can be considered a secondary food allergy. Symptoms involving the skin are the most typical reactions to food allergy that come to medical attention. These include hives or other types of itchy rashes and typically appear within an hour of exposure. Symptoms affecting the mouth are sometimes referred to as the oral allergy syndrome. The mouth and/or throat may feel itchy or tingly, and the tongue may also swell. These symptoms usually appear 5 to 10 minutes after eating an almond and typically occur in people who are also allergic to birch tree pollen. Such symptoms typically do not progress beyond the mouth. Asthma and Immunology, about 9 percent of patients may also have systemic symptoms, and about 2 percent may also experience anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can be fatal. Respiratory tract symptoms typically include a stuffy, runny and/or itchy nose and may also involve sneezing. In children, tree nut allergies are also often associated with asthma, which can involve coughing and shortness of breath. Gastrointestinal symptoms typically include stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. The Almond is the fruit of a vigorous, deep-rooted deciduous small tree belonging to the Rose family, which grows best in areas with dry, warm summers. The plant is believed to be a native of northern Africa and the Middle East. It occurs wild in Sicily and Greece and is extensively cultivated in northern Africa, southern Europe, Australia and the warmer parts of the United States, particularly California. Almond may frequently result in sensitisation and may commonly induce symptoms of food allergy.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Almond Fluorescence Assay Skin. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Almond Fluorescence Assay Skin. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||A wheal and flare reaction of atleast 3mm indicates that the patient is allergic to the substance|