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Allergy Turmeric Fluorescence Assay Skin

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Allergy Turmeric Fluorescence Assay Skin

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What is this test?

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

What is Turmeric and its benefits?

Turmeric is a spice that is produced from the turmeric plant. It is most popularly used in Asian foods for flavor and color. It contains curcumin and other chemicals which may help in reducing the inflammation. Turmeric roots are widely used to prepare medicines.

It is used to treat stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, arthritis, fever, pain, bronchitis, dermatitis, jaundice, loss of appetite, ulcers in the stomach, inflammation of the skin, cholesterol, heartburn, joint pain, etc.

Turmeric is used by most of the people around the world for different purposes like applying to skin to reduce the pain, swelling, inflammation, infected wounds, etc. In manufacturing, turmeric oil is used in perfumes. It is also used for diabetes, kidney problems, urinary bladder inflammation, tuberculosis, depression, menstrual problems, lung infections, hay fever, etc.

What is Turmeric allergy?

Turmeric allergy is a type of allergy in which an individual is allergic to the turmeric and may suffer from symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, nasal congestion, swelling of lips, rashes, chest tightness, etc.

In severe turmeric allergy condition, an individual may suffer from anaphylaxis.

Why this test is performed?

This test is performed to check whether an individual is allergic to turmeric or not. The doctor may ask you to undergo this test if you are suffering from symptoms such as chest tightness, rashes, stomach pain, swelling of lips, nausea, diarrhea, nasal congestion, etc.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Allergy Turmeric Fluorescence Assay Skin. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Turmeric 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 turmeric.

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 turmeric.

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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