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8 Vegetables Which Causes For Allergy

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The allergy to any type of food is nothing more than the exaggerated immune response of the human body to substances capable of triggering reactions in the body.

People suffering from allergies to vegetables have an antibody called IgE that causes these reactions. This antibody can be produced even if the vegetable (s) has been previously consumed.

In a study called allergological 2015,  conducted in Spain, showed that 7.4% of people go to the allergist because they have allergies to pollen, fruits, and vegetables.

The symptoms of allergy vary, are of varying intensity and affect one or several organs of the body.

These symptoms can appear if the person consumes this type of food whether natural or processed.

It must be taken into account that not all of us react in the same way to the different compounds of the food. Each body is different, and what affects one person can not necessarily affect others.

Allergic reactions to foods of plant origin are usually produced by some substance or molecule.

That’s why today in our space we bring you a small list of those vegetables which cause for allergy to the organism.

8 vegetables which cause for allergy

1. Carrot

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Believe it or not, there are people with an allergy to this vegetable. If you are allergic to pollen, you are probably allergic to carrots.

This happens because of the structural similarity of its components. Pollen proteins are similar to those of carrots.

The allergic proteins of carrots do not disappear even if we cook them. The responsible one is an inhalant allergen that reacts crosswise with the carrot.

Among the most common symptoms we find:

  • Anaphylaxis (difficulty breathing, low blood pressure and loss of consciousness)
  • Increased heart rate
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness

All these symptoms can lead to a person suffering from a coma and, in some cases, death.

They appear quickly after the vegetable intake, so immediate medical attention is necessary.

2. Lettuce

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Lettuce is one of the foods most related to the lipid transfer protein syndrome. The intake of this vegetable is a frequent cause of allergy.

  • Lettuce also produces anaphylaxis, and more care should be taken with its intake by the different pathogenic bacteria found in its leaves, which can cause diseases.

If we are not allergic to it, in any case, we should disinfect the vegetables carefully, with boiled water or vinegar, in order to eliminate these bacteria in a radical way.

3. Celery

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This allergy is common since it contains an allergen similar to that of birch pollen. Raw or cooked celery can cause reactions ranging from dermatitis to anaphylaxis.

In addition, the intake of this vegetable and exposure to ultraviolet radiation can produce:

  • Phytophotodermatitis
  • Laryngeal edema

Although the reactions of celery in humans have not been well studied, it is recommended that if there is any other unfavorable symptom, its consumption should be stopped.

4. Spinach

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Allergy to spinach is one of the most common. This vegetable is rich in histamine, a chemical that acts in the body as a hormone and neurotransmitter.

Histamine is found in spinach, and it is released in large quantities in inflammatory processes, which is why it is one of the main causes of allergies.

5. Onion

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The onion contains a specific mineral (sulfur) that strengthens the circulation, but in cases of allergy, this mineral is one of those responsible for these reactions.

Symptoms of onion allergy appear immediately and include:

  • Sickness
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Urticaria (also by contact)
  • Inflammation of the respiratory tract
  • Anaphylaxis (in some cases)

6. Garlic

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Although there are very few recorded cases of this allergy, they do exist. So, if you are one of them, pay attention.

For some individuals, the symptoms are very mild, while in others they can be fatal.

The most common symptoms of allergy to this vegetable are:

  • Skin irritation
  • Swelling of the tongue and in some cases the glottis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Anaphylaxis

7. Spices

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Pepper, mustard, curry, cumin, and anise are also causes of allergies for some people.

These are a bit more difficult to diagnose since they often occur in the form of a mixture, and there are few tests that are reliable.

Among the possible symptoms we find:

  • Rhinitis
  • Asthma (if inhaled)
  • Skin reactions (eczema)
  • Conjunctivitis

If you do not regularly consume these spices and you do not know if you are really allergic to them, it is better to avoid them or consume them in very small quantities.

8. Asparagus

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The asparagus, together with the onion and garlic, belong to the Liliaceae family.

In a study  carried out on asparagus allergy, it was evidenced that individuals who had contact, inhaled or ingested this vegetable suffered symptoms of:

  • Rhinitis
  • Bronchial asthma (by inhalation)
  • Urticaria (eczema by contact)
  • Anaphylaxis

If you have never used this vegetable and suffer from any of these symptoms, it is imperative that you go immediately to a doctor.

In this way, you can prevent these symptoms from becoming worse over time.

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