Allergy to garlic can be and how manifested?
Hello, dear readers! Today we will focus on the intolerance of garlic. And how can you be allergic to garlic, you ask? Since childhood, we were advised to eat the head of this product and inhale its aromas to fight many colds.
However, more recently studies have been conducted proving that garlic contains a lot of toxic substances and the most dangerous of them is apelcin (diallyldisulfide).
So in this article I will describe the symptoms and signs of Allergy to garlic and methods of its treatment for adults and children. Begin!
Causes garlic intolerance
As mentioned in the introduction, hypersensitivity to this product is the presence of toxic substances, in particular allicin.
Moreover, the reaction appears not only after consumption of the product, but also by inhalation of the aroma. Moreover, it is the garlic smell is most often caused by seizures.
Allergy sufferers can also get skin reactions when injected juice on the surface of the body.
However, all this intolerance can be avoided by heat treatment of the product.
A manifestation of intolerance to garlic
Allergies can observe the following symptoms when in contact with the product:
- Skin hives;
- Shortness of breath;
- Elevated body temperature;
- Skin swelling;
- Low blood pressure;
- Swelling of the mucous membranes and respiratory tract;
- Anaphylactic shock.
This is only General symptoms. Also possible problems with the digestive system. Then the patient will torture vomiting, gas, bloating and stomach pain. Some noted the appearance of severe heartburn, constipation or diarrhea.
Besides possible specific reactions of the respiratory system. From the nose can start over or Vice versa, appear congestion, sneezing. This greatly swollen mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and difficulty breathing.
The skin except for the urticaria can appear reddish swellings, which are very itchy. By scratching the rash will bleed.
The most dangerous symptom is considered to be anaphylactic shock, as it can lead to death.He manifested the strongest edema of the nasopharynx, in which the patient does not have enough air.
Also, swelling can occur on the neck, tongue, around the face, lips. All of these reactions can be viewed in numerous photos.
Garlic intolerance in children
The child has an Allergy of this type can appear at any age, regardless of how often the product is consumed.
In infants reaction can occur due to the addition of garlic in mom’s diet. Most often develops in children swelling angioedema, rash, rhinitis allergic nature and the defeat of the digestive tract.
Diagnosis of Allergy
To understand whether garlic cause intolerance, you should take a blood test and make allergic tests. These tests involve the introduction of the allergen under the skin.
Thanks to a blood test establishes the content of allergenic protein f47. It is present in the blood of every person, but if after the introduction of garlic juice concentration more protein, it is diagnosed with an Allergy to garlic.
The main thing in the treatment to abandon the allergen is causative agent, i.e., garlic. We must carefully keep this product in its raw form is absent in your diet. Be careful what you buy in the store, read the labels of goods.
I note again that after the heat treatment toxic substances are destroyed, so you can add garlic flavor to soups and other dishes.
If allergies are still evident, it is necessary first of all to drink antihistamine medication. Acute reactions are advised to take Diphenhydramine or Suprastin (be sure to read the instructions on our website).
Safer drugs are: claritin, Zyrtec, Desal and other.
Then sign up to an allergist and get to the reception, especially if the symptoms are serious.
If breathing difficult, the doctor will prescribe you an inhaler means, and if medical therapy does not help, then will prescribe a course of injections.
For upset stomach are advised to drink a course of POLYSORB, Enterosgel, activated carbon or Lactofiltrum. They will help flush toxins from the body, strengthen its defenses and cleanse the blood.
Traditional methods of treatment
Of course, I do not advise you to self-treat only after consulting a doctor. Skin reactions you may advise decoctions of nettle, hops, elderflower.
Can do complex mixture or separately and brush the affected areas of the body. Very effective is the use of oil of evening primrose flowers.
By the way, many people think that if you have a hypersensitivity to garlic, it will have on the bow is incorrect misconception. These two products are completely unrelated.
So, my dear. And you are allergic to garlic? Will wait for your comments and feedback.
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The author: Elena Smirnova (dermatologist)