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    Brinjals are rich in nutritional value as they contain abundant vitamins and minerals. However, they can also cause mild to severe skin allergies. A person might also show allergic reactions toward the leaves and pollen of the vegetable.

    To avoid exposure and deal with the symptoms, it is necessary to confirm the allergy using a brinjal allergy test. Brinjal contains several toxic substances, and histamine is the most common one. This chemical triggers allergic reactions in the body and shows multiple symptoms on the skin.

    Apollo 24|7 offers a comprehensive brinjal allergy test to identify the symptoms at an early stage. Some of the signs to observe for taking an eggplant allergy test are:

    • Hives
    • Vomiting sensation after eating the vegetable
    • Unusual coughing
    • Diarrhoea
    • Stomach pain or abdominal cramps after eating the vegetable
    • Itchiness in lips, tongue, or throat
    • Rashes and irritation in the skin

    Since eggplant belongs to the nightshade family, it is essential to go for an eggplant allergy test. If your test result is positive, it indicates that you might also be allergic to other members of the nightshade family.

    To confirm the allergy without taking the eggplant allergy test, you must observe the symptoms within 1-2 hours of consuming the vegetable. Avoiding a brinjal allergy test can be fatal because the symptoms can become severe such as:

    • Difficulty in breathing
    • Swelling in throat and tongue
    • Wheezing
    • Vertigo 
    • Weakness of pulse

    A brinjal allergy test detects aubergine-specific IgE in the blood, which has a low molecular weight. This IgE can trigger severe reactions like rhinorrhoea, urticaria, asthma, and food allergy. The significant proteins responsible for causing the allergy are profilin and lipid transfer proteins. Profilin can cause mild allergic reactions that may be easy to manage.

    An eggplant allergy test is reliable because it uses the flow cytometry technique to confirm the presence of IgE. Below is a step-by-step explanation of how flow cytometry works:

    • The fluidics system assists in transporting the sample from the tube to the thin sheath of fluid and sorts the cell.
    • The samples are marked with fluorescent probes that illuminate the cells and can be detected after excitation. 
    • The lens, filters, and optical detection system detect excitation. 
    • The electronic system in the flow cytometer catches the signal and converts it into digital information.
    • The statistical data allows the doctor to analyse the information.

    The entire flow cytometry method used in an eggplant allergy test is advantageous because of the accuracy of the technique. Due to the presence of multiple automated systems, the technique’s manual errors are minimal. 

    Medically reviewed by Dr. Jatin Ahuja, Infectious Diseases, Apollo Hospitals Indraprastha, South Delhi.

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    The severity of the symptoms of an eggplant allergy depends on the genetic factors and the immune system’s strength. However, anaphylaxis is rarely observed in people having allergies to brinjal. Usually, simple medications and common anti-allergy pills are enough for the symptoms to subside.
    Some of the initial steps to take during an eggplant allergy are: Go for an eggplant allergy test if this is the first episode of allergy. Always carry an essential anti-allergy medication such as antihistamine or epinephrine. Get rid of tight clothes if you have severe skin allergies. Lie flat on your back if you suffer from shortness of breath. Do not eat or drink anything else until the symptoms calm down.
    Here are some of the significant steps you can take to avoid the brinjal allergy in future: Avoid exposure to the substance by not consuming any food item that has brinjal in it. Observe the symptoms after consuming other vegetables of the same family, such as tomatoes or potatoes. Depending upon the severity of the symptoms, consult your physician to get a personalised management protocol.
    The initial signs of an eggplant allergy include a tingling sensation in the tongue and mild rashes or itching in the skin. Most of the time, these symptoms go unnoticed; hence, people continue to consume the vegetable. However, noticing the mild symptoms and confirming the reaction through a brinjal allergy test is essential.
    People with a family history of brinjal allergy are more vulnerable to developing allergies. In addition, individuals who might be allergic to aspirin are also likely to develop brinjal allergies due to the presence of salicylate in aspirin which is also found in brinjal.

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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

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