Sunflower Seeds Allergy Test

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    Above 10 years

    Allergies are health conditions in which your body reacts to non-harmful substances and considers them a threat. The sunflower seed allergy is a well-known condition similar to allergies from peanuts.

    If you are allergic to sunflower seeds, your immune system produces immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies. These proteins initiate fighting against the seeds causing an allergic reaction.

    Here are the main symptoms of a sunflower seed allergy:

    • Itchy mouth
    • Vomiting
    • Eczema
    • Anaphylaxis

    Generally, a family history of sunflower seed allergy increases your chances of becoming allergic. Hence, if you notice these symptoms, it is crucial to consult your family physician.

    In addition to genetics, you can become allergic to sunflower seeds if you already have the following allergies:

    • Peanut
    • Soy
    • Egg
    • Shellfish
    • Nuts

    If you have these allergies, it is vital to use beauty products, cooking oils, and sunflower butter with caution. A specialised blood test is crucial to establish allergen results by analysing the presence and levels of IgE antibody.

    At this time, there is still no remedy or cure for allergies to food. However, timely testing and strict adherence to a proper diet can control the side effects. For this purpose, do not delay undergoing a medical evaluation to begin sunflower seed allergy treatment.

    The Sunflower seeds allergy test is crucial to determine the level of immunoglobulin E antibodies in your bloodstream. This assessment is a simple blood test based on the principle of venepuncture. The lab technician draws blood from a vein on your arm using a sterilised needle in this test.

    You might face slight discomfort during this process which is completely normal. The chances of severe side effects due to drawing out blood are negligible. The allergen results can either depict two outcomes — IgE negative or positive.

    If you test negative for IgE antibodies, it is most likely that the symptoms are due to other reasons. Hence, you might not be allergic to sunflower seeds. However, positive results can indicate the possibility of sunflower seed allergy. Ensure that you wear loose clothes and a sleeveless shirt to simplify the test process.

    This test proves helpful in the following circumstances:

    • You developed the symptoms after consuming sunflower seeds in any form
    • There is a family history of such an allergic reaction

    In any case, choosing a reliable path lab can increase the chances of accurate results. Detection of immunoglobulin E requires careful examination of your blood sample. Hence, follow your doctor’s recommendation and choose a well-known medical laboratory.

    Apollo 24|7 has top-notch facilities and experts that offer hassle-free diagnostic tests. You can avail our Sunflower seeds allergy test at affordable rates to understand your body’s response. Avoiding the consumption of specific items containing sunflower seeds can be a potential solution for this allergy.    

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    Allergy to red meat like pork, lamb, and beef is a rare occurrence. In addition, an allergic reaction to items like sesame seeds, marshmallows, corn, dried fruits, and hot dogs is highly uncommon. Still, you can face similar symptoms if you become allergic to any of these foods. Hence, it is crucial to undergo testing for IgE antibody.
    Excessive consumption of sunflower seeds can lead to stomach ache, vomiting, and constipation. You can also experience swelling around the mouth if you are allergic to sunflower seeds.
    Regular consumption of sunflower seeds can lead to high cholesterol, increased blood pressure, and reduced chances of cardiovascular diseases. Sunflower seeds can boost your immune system by offering essential vitamins and minerals. Hence, if you do not have a sunflower seed allergy, it is beneficial to consume them in moderation.
    The most common types of allergies include latex, mould, pollen, pet, drug, and food allergies. Some people also suffer from insect allergies. Reaction to these items depends on the behaviour of your immune system.
    Sunflower seeds contain nutrients like vitamin B complex, C, calories, proteins, and fats. They also contain manganese, iron, copper and phosphorus. Hence, these seeds contain an excellent blend of minerals and vitamins.
    The release of histamine in your body can trigger an immune system response leading to various symptoms. The ill effects include shortness of breath, diarrhoea, skin irritation, and headache. You can also suffer from nausea, vomiting, irregular menstrual cycle, and hives due to histamine intolerance.

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    • 40 Years of legacy and credibility in the healthcare industry.
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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