This test helps to find whether an individual is allergic to a sunflower seed or not. In this test, a solution containing allergen sunflower seed is applied to the skin. Then the applied area of the skin is pricked with a lancet needle.
Sunflower belongs to the plant family Asteraceae. Sunflowers can turn their heads in the direction of the sun. They are cultivated or harvested mostly for producing sunflower seeds and sunflower oil. Their leaves are used to produce fertilizer and seeds are utilized as a food source for domestic birds and for cattle.
Sunflower seed allergy is a type of allergy in which an individual is allergic to the sunflower seed and may suffer from symptoms such as itchy mouth, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes, difficulty in breathing, chest pain, throat irritation, watery eyes, runny nose, coughing, loss of smell, swelling, and itching of the skin, etc.
In severe allergic condition, an individual may suffer from life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
This test is performed to check whether an individual is allergic to a sunflower seed or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from symptoms such as coughing, loss of smell, watery eyes, throat irritation, chest pain, shortness of breath, runny nose, skin irritation and redness, vomiting etc.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Sunflower Seed Enzyme Assay Skin. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Sunflower Seed Enzyme Assay Skin. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
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 sunflower seed.
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 sunflower seed.
|All age groups
|A wheal and flare reaction of atleast 3mm indicates that the patient is allergic to the substance