Cumin Allergy

Leading a tough life with Cumin Allergy

Ground cumin seed and cumin seeds are mostly used for seasoning, to flavour foods. As per the medical experts, cumin allergy is uncommon but in rare cases are seen developed in kids and older adults. As cumin is a member of parsley family, it is often linked with the allergies to celery, carrot, dill, anise, and those suffering from pollen allergens.

An allergy from cumin causes an adverse reaction in the person’s body to food containing cumin.

Causes Of Cumin Allergy
If you are allergic to cumin, your body reacts to the profilin, or protein found in cumin. The body system produces Immunoglobulin E, a histamine and antibody which in turn causes inflammation in the tissue cells and thus arising medical problems. The symptoms of cumin allergy can vary from one person to another.

The symptoms of the allergy from cumin includes runny nose, watery eyes, red eyes, itchy skin, nausea,  lip swelling, tingling mouth, facial redness, abdominal pain, wheezing, throat swelling, hoarseness etc. Other severe symptoms include a sudden drop in blood pressure, rapid pulse, and trouble in breathing. Seeking immediate medical assistance could help you out from this dangerous trouble.

Diagnosis And Tests
Talk to your doctor, if you suspect suffering from cumin allergy. Initially, it may seem to be difficult to pin point the causes, but keeping a food check or food diary may help. Your doctor may ask to take several blood and skin tests. In a blood test, a blood sample is tested in presence of antibodies, determining whether your body is reacting to the allergy or not. In skin test, the skin is pricked and a tiny amount of allergens below the surface of the skin is taken for test. If the person is allergic, immediately a rash is seen. These are some of the ways to determine to know about the body allergies.

Usually, the doctor prescribes oral or tropical medicines that relieve your body from the symptoms. For minor medical challenges, there are several over the counter drugs. Depending upon the severity, the medications are prescribed. Self-medication may help, but it is good to read before plunging into self-medication.

The best ways to prevent cumin allergy is by avoiding intake of cumin and its substitutes. Check the food ingredients carefully before buying. Remember that ground cumin is widely used for seasoning, flavouring and decoration as well. Also it is advisable to keep immediate medications with you, especially when you are not aware and have consumed cumin. The medication may help with the immediate medical ailment. Allergies can be fought and terminated with medications and carefully avoiding things that cause the problem.

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