Cloves are native to the Moluccas (once known as the Spice Islands), but are now grown in other tropical areas throughout the world. Cloves are extremely aromatic, with up to 15% essential oil (70 to 85% eugenol), and so have long been prized for their intense fragrance and burning taste, as well as their medicinal properties. Anecdotal evidence suggests that clove may induce symptoms of food allergy in sensitised individuals; however, few studies have been reported to date. The eugenol oil present in cloves can cause irritation to the skin or the inside of the mouth, if taken orally. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include pain, redness or irritation, swelling or even a fever. Consult your primary care physician if you notice severe symptoms, or if they do not clear up within a week. An allergy to eugenol oil is particularly likely among those with allergies to balsam of Peru, a natural flavoring and fragrance derived from the bark of the tree species Myroxolon balsamum. eugenol oil residing in clove is known to irritate skin and mouth. When you internally or topically use clove, your sensitive skin get irritated with this allergen and you may experience symptoms of allergy. Signs like redness, irritation, pain, swelling or fever can be experienced. Immediate step is to avoid clove in diet and topical use. If the allergic symptoms persist for a week, then consult allergist. Patients with kidney or liver problem must avoid taking clove for medical benefits. It can increase the negative effect on your health. Eugenol oil is known to slow blood clotting, so if you
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Clove Enzyme Assay Blood. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Clove Enzyme Assay Blood. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
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|Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance