This test helps to find whether an individual is allergic to red chilly or not. In this test, a solution containing allergen red chilly is applied to the skin. Then the applied area of the skin is pricked with a lancet needle.
Red chilly allergy is a type of allergy in which an individual is allergic to red chili and may suffer from symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, watery eyes, runny nose, swelling of the mouth, nausea, vomiting, bloating of the stomach, shortness of the breath, swelling of the lips, itching in the mouth, skin rashes, etc. In severe allergic condition, an individual may suffer from life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
The immune system in the individuals who are allergic to red chilies will produce antibodies against the allergens that are present in the red chilies and they are Cap a-1, Cap a-2. These proteins are responsible for allergic reactions.
Individuals who are allergic to red chilly should avoid some alternatives to red chilly products and they are spicy pizza, food items with topped chilies, spicy salami, pepper chicken and other spicy food items.
This test is performed to check whether an individual is allergic to red chilly or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from symptoms such as skin rashes, nausea, vomiting, watery eyes, abdominal pain, diarrhea, runny nose, swelling of the mouth, bloating of the stomach, shortness of the breath, swelling of the lips, itching in the mouth, etc.
Some medications may change the test results and hence you are advised to inform all your current medications to the doctor prior to the test.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Allergy Red Chilly Enzyme Assay Skin. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Allergy Red Chilly Enzyme Assay Skin.
There are no specific preparations required for this test.
The test results may be different depending on gender, age, and health conditions. Inform your doctor if you have any other allergies.
If the test results are negative it may indicate that the individual is not allergic to red chilly.
In case the test results are positive it may indicate that the individual is allergic to red chilly.
|UNISEX||All age groups||A wheal and flare reaction of atleast 3mm indicates that the patient is allergic to the substance|