Allergy, Aubergine-Eggplant

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    Aubergine-eggplant is a solanaceous fruit native to Asia. It is a commonly used to prepare a variety of dishes around the world. Although they are safe to consume, ingesting aubergines can be life-threatening for people suffering from an aubergine-eggplant allergy. It is a form of food allergy in which an individual can suffer from adverse allergic symptoms. It happens when they contact the fruit through ingestion or other exposure methods.

    When the immune system mistakes the compounds present in aubergines as invasive particles, it releases immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies against the intruder. These antibodies release histamines into the blood, which may cause allergic symptoms like constant sneezing or coughing.

    Usually, these symptoms are treatable with immediate medical attention or using devices like EpiPens. However, in rare cases of aubergine-eggplant allergies, the individual may suffer from anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. This condition leads narrowing of the airways and a sudden drop in blood pressure. If allergic reactions are left unaddressed, they may prove fatal.

    The aubergine-eggplant allergy test is a diagnostic test to check the immune response toward aubergines and determines the presence of an aubergine-eggplant allergy. It is a simple blood test that relies on the levels of IgE antibodies to diagnose the corresponding allergy.

    The procedure is similar to a standard blood test. The lab technician draws blood from the vein in the arm using a small needle. Then he collects the blood in a small vial or a tube, after which the lab technician sends it for further analysis.

    In this analysis, the lab uses aubergine to check IgE antibodies in the blood. If exposure to the sample generates IgE antibodies, the individual might likely have an aubergine-eggplant allergy.

    The aubergine-eggplant allergy may also assist in diagnosing other types of conditions, like a latex allergy or sensitisation to Parietaria pollen. The reason is that aubergines share some compounds with latex and pollen, leading to an immune response by the body.

    Apollo 24|7 offers a comprehensive aubergine-eggplant allergy test. It is a standard blood test which detects corresponding allergens. Some of the symptoms seen in the case of an aubergine-eggplant allergy are as follows:

    • Hives
    • Itchy or tingly lips, tongue, or throat
    • Coughing
    • Stomach pain or cramping
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhoea

    Usually, an individual may notice one or more of these symptoms within a few minutes of consuming aubergine. It is vital to seek medical attention if these symptoms are consistent since they may be due to an aubergine-eggplant allergy. 

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    Frequently asked questions

    The aubergine-eggplant blood test uses your blood sample to analyse it against aubergine to check if the blood produces any IgE antibodies. It is preferred over a skin prick test because a lab assistant can perform it without the patient being present. Moreover, it is also an easier process that requires no prior preparation.
    In rare cases, food allergies like an aubergine-eggplant allergy can lead to a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. This condition is characterised by narrowing of the body’s airways and a rapid fall in blood pressure. Let untreated, it can prove fatal.
    Some of the compounds in aubergines may also be present in other food items. Due to this, the immune system views them as invading bodies, leading to the release of IgE antibodies. Some of these food items include: tomatoes peppers white potatoes tomatillos goji berries pepper seasonings
    For starters, allergic reactions are more severe in nature, often leading to conditions like anaphylaxis. On the other hand, aubergine intolerance might induce temporary symptoms like bloating or stomach pain that can subside without medical attention.
    The aubergine-eggplant allergy test is a simple blood test in which the lab technician uses your blood sample to test for IgE antibodies. It poses minimal risk. At most, you might encounter slight bruising at the spot from where the technician draws blood.
    An aubergine-eggplant allergy is a condition that has treatments, but it is not entirely curable. The treatment methods rely on exposure prevention and certain medications to target this issue.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results