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Allergy Green Pepper Enzyme Assay Skin

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Allergy Green Pepper Enzyme Assay Skin

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What is this test?

Unripe pepper seed (Piper nigrum). The green pepper is also known as the Sweet Pepper, Paprika, Bell Pepper, Green Pepper, Hungarian Pepper, Red Pepper, Pimento, and Pimiento. Traditional allergy tests utilize the Skin Prick method (also known as a Puncture or Scratch test) to determine whether an allergic reaction will occur by inserting possible triggers into your skin using a needle prick. If you are allergic to the substance, you are forced to suffer through your body's reaction to the allergen. Allergy to green pepper (capsicum) is fairly rare. In fact, some people take capsicum supplements to help treat allergies. Whereas most food allergens cause itching or swelling of the mouth, tongue or lips, more common allergic reactions to green pepper are respiratory symptoms, such as rhinoconjinctivitis (red, itchy, swollen, watery eyes) and asthma. Headaches are also not often reported in association with food allergies but are in the case of green pepper allergy. Other symptoms you may experience if you have a green pepper allergy include eczema, hives, swelling and redness of the extremities or face, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose, congestion, coughing, sneezing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, drop in blood pressure, lightheadedness or fainting. This is an allergy to certain raw fruits and vegetables that is typically brought on by hay fever. If you have OAS it is likely that you will be able to eat cooked green peppers with no problem; you'll just have to avoid raw ones. If you have a true green pepper allergy you will have to avoid eating green peppers and may not even be able to handle them without experiencing symptoms. You should see an allergist to be tested and find out whether you have a green pepper allergy or OAS. If you have a severe allergy to green pepper you may experience anaphylaxis, which can be fatal. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, weak or rapid pulse, difficulty breathing, confusion and loss of consciousness. If you experience these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Allergy Green Pepper Enzyme Assay Skin. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Green Pepper Enzyme Assay Skin. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

Understanding your test results

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsA wheal and flare reaction of atleast 3mm indicates that the patient is allergic to the substance
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