Treating a cinnamon allergy usually requires that the patient completely avoids the spice, or at least limits their exposure to it. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can be relieved by taking a dose of Benadryl. An oral antihistamine is also effective at reducing allergy symptoms and can be used as a preventive measure should exposure to cinnamon be possible. Once diagnosed with a food allergy, patients should be prescribed an epinephrine auto-injector by their doctor or allergist. This should be used as treatment should anaphylaxis or severe breathing problems occur. Children with cinnamon allergies and their caretakers should also be issued with an epinephrine auto-injector, particularly as fatal and near-fatal food allergy reactions often take place outside the home. True Cinnamon is the dried or powdered inner bark of the Cinnamomum zeylanicum tree and has been used as a spice and in perfume and incense for over 5000 years. True Cinnamon is a native of Sri Lanka and was a monopoly of that country before sources developed on the neighbouring Malabar Coast of India, and in Myanmar (Burma), South America and the West Indies. True Cinnamon should be distinguished from the closely related Cassia (Chinese Cinnamon, used in China long before True Cinnamon but now considered an inferior substitute), which is obtained from Cinnamomum cassia, grown in China. True Cinnamon has been replaced almost entirely by Cassia in many markets and is not often used
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Cinnamon Enzyme Assay. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Cinnamon Enzyme Assay. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance|