A plant species of the family Fabaceae that produces peanuts, which contain protein, oil and lectins. Peanuts are an important cause of food allergies. A small amount of food is placed on your skin, which is then pricked with a needle. If you're allergic to a particular substance, you develop a raised bump or reaction. Peanut allergy is one of the most common causes of severe allergy attacks. Peanut allergy symptoms can be life-threatening (anaphylaxis). For some people with peanut allergy, even tiny amounts of peanuts can cause a serious reaction. Peanut allergy has been increasing in children. Even if you or your child has had only a mild allergic reaction to peanuts, it's important to talk to your doctor. There is still a risk of a more serious future reaction. An allergic response to peanuts usually occurs within minutes after exposure. Peanut allergy signs and symptoms can include: Runny nose, Skin reactions, such as hives, redness or swelling, Itching or tingling in or around the mouth and throat, Digestive problems, such as diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea or vomiting, Tightening of the throat, Shortness of breath or wheezing. Peanut allergy occurs when your immune system mistakenly identifies peanut proteins as something harmful. Direct or indirect contact with peanuts causes your immune system to release symptom-causing chemicals into your bloodstream. Exposure to peanuts can occur in various ways: Direct contact. The most common cause of peanut allergy is eating peanuts or peanut-containing foods. Sometimes direct skin contact with peanuts can trigger an allergic reaction. Cross-contact. This is the unintended introduction of peanuts into a product. It's generally the result of a food being exposed to peanuts during processing or handling. Inhalation. An allergic reaction may occur if you inhale dust or aerosols containing peanuts, from a source such as peanut flour or peanut oil cooking spray. Some people with the skin condition atopic dermatitis (eczema) also have a food allergy.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Pecanut Fluorescence Assay. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Pecanut Fluorescence 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|