Cross allergies

  • Cross allergies

    Posted by Encyclios on May 3, 2023 at 1:47 PM

    This is an emerging phenomenon involving a synergy between food allergies and respiratory allergies, where each reinforces the other. For example, a person with a pollen allergy will easily develop allergies to plant foods such as fruits and vegetables. This is caused by a protein commonly found in pollen and foods, which the body recognizes as a potential threat and defends against. This allergen not only triggers an inflammatory response in the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, but also inflames the mucous membranes of the mouth and digestive system, causing not only edema of the lips, palate and voice box, but also significant gastrointestinal disturbances. This abnormal response of the immune system is related to the genetic constitution of the individual and the intensity of the allergenic stimulus received.

    Allergies to house dust mites, on the other hand, cause cross-reactivity to the ingestion of snails. Other examples are birch pollen allergy, which predisposes to food allergy to apple, pear, cherry, plum, apricot, peach, walnut, hazelnut, fennel, celery; Allergy to composite pollen, especially that of chestnuts, bananas, composite honey and vegetables and fruits of the Umbelliferae family, such as watermelon, melon, carrots, fennel, parsley, anise, celery, lettuce, sunflower oil, chamomile, chicory and “crazy grass” or dandelion; Allergy to Gramineae, which may favor tangerine, orange, cherry, almond, plum, fish, melon, watermelon, kiwi, tomato. Allergy to natural latex, contained in gloves, catheters, sports equipment, has also been observed, which is associated with food allergy to banana, chestnut, kiwi.

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