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Allergies occur when the body's immune mechanism recognises some substances as harmful and creates Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to combat them. The intensity of an allergy differs from one person to the other.
Fruit allergies account for roughly 10% of all food allergies and cause the body to perceive the fruit as a toxic substance rather than a food. The immune mechanism releases antibodies and histamines to combat the toxin, resulting in symptoms such as oedema, rashes, gastrointestinal difficulties, throat swelling, and more. These allergic responses may affect the mouth or any skin surface that comes into contact with the allergen.
The Allergy Fruit Panel test assesses an individual's allergy to different varieties of fruit. A condition referred to as Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) can sometimes induce fruit allergies. Due to the resemblance between the proteins found in particular varieties of fruit and pollen, people with allergies to certain kinds of pollen may suffer from OAS.
In addition, allergies to certain vegetables and nuts might also be triggered by OAS.
In certain situations, people who are sensitive to uncooked fruits might be able to consume cooked versions of the same fruits without difficulty. This is because heat causes the allergy-causing proteins to break down.
After consumption, the symptoms of allergy can appear within a few minutes or hours. Some of the common symptoms of OAS are:
The Allergy Fruit Panel test from Apollo 24|7 uses a blood specimen to determine if you are allergic or intolerant to bananas. Banana allergies are most common in the throat and mouth. Latex or pollen allergies are the most widespread causes of these sensitivities. This indicates that if you are allergic to bananas, you are probably allergic to fresh fruits, vegetables and tree pollen. It could also indicate an allergy to rubber latex.
While most banana allergies are moderate, specific allergic responses can induce blood pressure dips, breathing difficulties, and anaphylactic shock. Additionally, if you have a minor allergic response to bananas, you may also have an allergic reaction to kiwis, chestnuts, or avocados.
Since the banana and plantain belong to the same botanical category, individuals with banana allergies may also be allergic to plantains. However, not all hives and irritation symptoms are related to fruit allergies. Hence, allergy testing can assist in establishing the best course of action as well as filter out other significant health issues.
Symptoms of an allergic response should be reported to a doctor, who may connect you with an allergist if required.
Taking an Allergy Fruit Panel test is also helpful in:
Why should Apollo be your preferred healthcare partner?
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