Mushroom Allergy Test

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    Above 10 years

    Mushrooms are a nourishing and delicious addition to the diet, whether used to enhance dishes or as the main course. While many people like mushrooms, commonly known as fungi, a small proportion of consumers may experience adverse responses. Since skin contact or breathing in airborne spores, which are akin to minuscule seeds, can also result in symptoms, allergies to mushrooms are rare and unusual.

    Even if a person has regularly eaten mushrooms for a long time, a mushroom allergy can develop at any age. A person's immune system reacts when they have a mushroom allergy. The body creates Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies against some pollutants because it perceives them as hazardous. An allergic response is indicated by the release of histamine, which is induced by these antibodies.

    Depending on the person, mushroom allergy signs can range from minor to severe reactions and might appear minutes to hours following exposure. One or more of the below-mentioned signs may be one or more common side effects of a mushroom allergy:

    • Diarrhoea, vomiting, and nausea 
    • Mouth, throat, and lip swelling 
    • Watery eyes or nasal congestion  
    • Wheezing 
    • Hives or rashes  
    • Bloating or stomach pain

    The following symptoms of a mushroom allergy may be more substantial and hazardous:

    • Fainting 
    • Breathing difficulty 
    • A fall in blood pressure

    If a person has a mushroom allergy, it is advised to stay away from portobellos, chanterelles, black truffles, morels, shiitake mushrooms, and button or white mushrooms.

    To establish whether mushrooms are allergens without the discomfort of conventional skin prick tests, Apollo Pharmacy offers a simple, nearly painless Mushroom Allergy test. The test is beneficial in:

    • Determining the presence of a mushroom allergy 
    • Identifying the allergen that causes the symptoms and indications 
    • Confirming sensitivity prior to initiating immunotherapy 
    • Investigating the specificity of allergic reactions to insect venom allergens, drugs, or chemical allergens 
    • Examining the specificity of allergenic responses to medications or chemicals

    Taking an antihistamine will typically help treat a mushroom allergy by reducing the outward symptoms. This medication can be either orally or applied topically as a nasal mist.

    However, one should seek medical attention at once if the patient exhibits extreme symptoms such as anaphylactic shock. To calm the respiratory tract, doctors recommend taking the appropriate medication at a suitable dosage.

    Take preventative steps to stop the disease from recurring after the signs are under control. 

    Medically reviewed by Dr. Saibal Moitra, Allergist and clinical immunologist, Apollo Multispeciality Hospitals, Kolkata.

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    The best and only approach to preventing a mushroom allergy is to exclude them from your diet entirely. Ergothioneine has been identified as the "component" that causes intolerance in the research that is currently accessible on the causes of a mushroom allergy. As a result, it's crucial to avoid eating foods that contain ergothioneine.
    Skin sores, redness, and stinging can begin within minutes of mushroom intake. The individual may also feel lightheaded or experience nausea within an hour of exposure. Moreover, anaphylaxis can occur nearly immediately after consumption, thereby necessitating emergency hospital care.
    If managed correctly and promptly addressed with appropriate medications, mushroom allergies are not lethal. Patients may pass away if they don't get medical attention when they are in anaphylactic shock. Such instances are uncommon, and most allergies may be treated with an injection of Antihistamines or Epinephrine.
    Your immune system's reaction to mushrooms can be assessed through a Mushroom Allergy test by measuring immunoglobulin E, an allergy-related antibody. A blood specimen is collected and submitted to a medical laboratory for this test to examine the blood for hypersensitivity to mushrooms.
    The body misinterprets the proteins in mushrooms as being foreign, which is the leading cause of a mushroom allergy. To oppose these foreign proteins, the immune system generates IgE antibodies, which release the chemical histamine. The production of histamine can bring on several allergy-related symptoms. Eating mushrooms or breathing in the spores can result in an allergic reaction.
    Everyone is susceptible to allergies, and they are unpredictable. For example, an individual who has been eating mushrooms for long without experiencing any side effects could suddenly develop a mushroom allergy. When you become aware that you are intolerant to mushrooms, you must avoid them and other mould-related products like yeast.

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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