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Allergy Lemon Enzyme Assay Skin


Allergy Lemon Enzyme Assay Skin

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What is this test?

This test is used to test the individual for any allergy towards lemon. This test helps in knowing whether an individual is allergic to lemon or products which may contain lemon. Your doctor may suggest this test if he/she suspects that the cause of your allergic reaction may be due to lemon or products containing lemon.

What is a lemon allergy?

Lemons are the fruits belonging to the citrus family. Other fruits of the “Citrus” genus include lime, grapefruit, and orange. Consuming lemons or skin exposure to lemons or products which contain lemon extracts may produce an allergic reaction. These allergic reactions may be immediate or take some time to manifest.

People may have an allergy towards various substances and certain foods may be one of the causes of allergic reactions. The immune system protects the body from various substances which may cause harm. In an allergic reaction, the body misunderstands these usually harmless substances like dust, certain foods and fights against them which causes the symptoms which are harmless and sometimes the allergic reactions can be life-threatening like causing narrowing of the airways, making it difficult to breathe. Very serious allergic reactions are called Anaphylaxis. It is a medical emergency condition which leads to facial flushing, itching, shock, sudden fall in blood pressure, constriction of airways, swollen throat, difficulty to breathe, etc.

Why this test is recommended?

This test may be recommended to you if you experience symptoms like severe itching, rashes, inflammation of the skin, runny or stuffy nose, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, mild fever, gastrointestinal upset like nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, etc immediately or later after consuming or using lemon or products which contain lemon. If you experience symptoms of lemon allergy then there is a chance that you might be allergic to lime, oranges or grapefruit as well. This may also be recommended to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment if you are diagnosed already.

Test Preparation

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

Understanding your test results

After getting exposed to lemon products if you develop hives, which are raised bumps at the test location that are at least 3 mm in size may indicate that you are allergic to lemon.

If there is no reaction or hives present on the skin after getting exposed to the lemon then it may indicate that you are not allergic to lemon.

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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