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Allergy Strawberry Fluorescence Assay Skin


Allergy Strawberry Fluorescence Assay Skin

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What is this test?

This test helps to find whether an individual is allergic to a strawberry or not. In this test, a solution containing allergen strawberry is applied to the skin. Then the applied area of the skin is pricked with a lancet needle.

What is Strawberry?

Strawberry is also called as garden strawberry. World widely it is cultivated for its fruit. The strawberry fruit is bright red in color and tastes sweet. It is used for making juice, pies, milkshakes, ice creams, and many more food items.

Strawberries are used for several purposes. They help in reducing the risk of heart diseases and a rich source of folate and vitamin C. They are also rich in fiber and have antioxidant properties.

What is a Strawberry allergy?

Strawberry allergy is a type of allergy in which an individual is allergic to the strawberry and may suffer from symptoms such as itching in the mouth, stomach-ache, difficulty in breathing, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, wheezing, skin rashes, light-headedness, swollen tongue, fainting, increased pulse rate, loss of consciousness, decreased blood pressure etc.

In severe allergic condition, an individual may suffer from life-threatening anaphylactic shock.

Why this test is performed?

This test is performed to check whether an individual is allergic to a strawberry or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from symptoms such as increased pulse rate, swollen tongue, fainting, skin rashes, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, itching in the mouth, difficulty in breathing etc.

Test Preparation

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

Understanding your test results

The test results may be different depending on gender, age, and health conditions. Inform your doctor if you have any other allergies.

Generally, there is no need for medical interventions if test results are normal.

If the test results are negative it may indicate that there is no wheal and flare type reaction. So, the individual is not allergic to strawberry.

Wheal-and-flare reaction is the swelling and redness of the skin.

In case the test results are positive it may indicate that there is a wheal-and-flare type reaction on the skin. A wheal with a diameter of 3mm or more is generally considered as a positive result which means the individual is allergic to strawberry.

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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