Allergic to lemon: signs, symptoms, and treatments
Hello, dear readers! Allergic to lemon is one of the most common forms of food-type reactions in hypersensitive people. Aggressive citrus is especially dangerous for pregnant women and infants.
Are you curious about why the body reacts negatively to the lemons? Why such hypersensitivity is particularly dangerous for pregnant women and infants who do not give citrus.
How to determine that this is Allergy and not another disease? Read the article and you will know the answers.
Why lemon is considered to be dangerous for people with allergies?
In the composition above, fruit has a lot of corrosive acids, the origin of which organic:
- Galaktionova citric acid;
- vitamins «B».
Through these components the fruit is used for therapeutic and preventive purposes: to restore the acid-alkaline balance in the stomach; diseases of the intestine; deficiency.
However, useful components are not always a positive effect on the person. Some they cause serious deterioration of health.
But, it should be noted that the deterioration caused by acids, are not hypersensitivity. True hypersensitivity cause certain specific proteins in their composition.
The degree of intensity of Allergy does not depend on the amount eaten lemons. Simply put, if the body is extremely sensitive to the citrus, allergic to the deterioration appears even after gram of lemon.
This food hypersensitivity often develops the same in children and hypersensitive adults. I suggest to get acquainted with its manifestations, to learn how to recognize the disease.
Lemon hypersensitivity: basic signs
Allergies, which cause the fruit, has interesting symptoms, characteristic only for her. Among the major include:
- malfunctions of the digestive system — stomach upset, gastritis, syndrome of the «irritable bowel» mucosa;
- epidermal (local) worsening redness, rash as pictured, dryness, itching, swelling;
- system deterioration — rhinitis, conjunctivitis, bronchial asthma, swelling Kwinke, anaphylactic shock.
What brought the disease lemon or something else?
If you experience symptoms of sensitivity, we begin to remember what they ate and did before. Suspicion, of course, fall to the most aggressive products such as lemon and other fruits. We eliminate them from your diet, and Allergy is not. Why? It might’ve been a lemon?
For example, on the eve of the attack you treated beriberi unconventional means: an egg shell with lemon. Which of these two ingredients you find causative agent of hypersensitivity?
Probably a lemon, which is not always the right decision. Egg shells, like eggs, too, provokes hypersensitive reactions, and not less.
To avoid wasting time on guesswork, contact your allergist, who by allergodil to quickly determine what caused the attack. The tests are performed quickly and painlessly. This will save time that is better spent on treatment.
Especially dangerous is any hypersensitive reaction food type is for pregnant women and newborns. Why? The answer in the next paragraph.
Intolerance to lemons during pregnancy and in infants
Lemons, like other potentially allergenic foods during pregnancy is to eat in large quantities is not recommended.
After the birth of a baby, during breast-feeding citrus will have to remove from your life, as pathogens can enter the body of infant with breast milk.
Food reaction on the basis of hypersensitivity in infants are not uncommon. Preventing them is much easier than to treat in the future.
Treatment lemon hypersensitivity
Therapy against intolerance lemons is to eliminate product-pathogen of diet. In this case the symptoms will resolve spontaneously. If the attack is acute and severe, hypersensitive appointed antihistamine medications such as:
Range of modern antiallergic wide enough so that each allergic person can find the perfect vehicle according to their preferences.
To search for the medication needs a specialist (in our case the allergist). Self-medication is contraindicated!
Food disorders need as quickly as possible to remove the pathogen from the intestine. This will help sorbents — drugs that absorbs toxins and allergens entering the intestinal tract. Among these drugs popular:
- activated carbon (classic);
- POLYSORB (can be given from the first months of life);
- Lactofiltrum (not only cleanses but also regenerates the intestinal flora);
- Enterosgel (easy to use and as safe as possible).
Moreover, curing sensitivity at home using traditional medicine.
National non-traditional means of increased sensitivity
What we can offer alternative medicine against allergies to lemons? A great tool is considered to be the mummy. Read more about its useful properties you can read in a separate article.
Shilajit is dissolved in warm water 1:1 (1G:1l water). If the drug is of high quality, in the water it will dissolve instantly and seamlessly. Dosage for treatment of hypersensitivity lemon looks like this:
- babies up to three years — fifty milliliters of solution per day;
- up to seven years or seventy milliliters;
- with eight years and over a hundred milliliters.
Drink mumiye solution is better in the morning on an empty stomach.
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The author: Elena Smirnova (dermatologist)