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Cherry Allergy

 
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Last reviewed: 19.11.2021
 
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In this article, we would like to draw your attention specifically to the causes, symptoms and ways of treating allergies to cherries.

The organism of each person is individual, therefore sometimes, even the most useful products can cause malaise, rash, chills, fever and many other symptoms from the body. This reaction is usually called an allergy. In general, an allergy is a disease that occurs due to exposure to a sensitive organism of a certain component that can enter into some product of the environment.

Vegetable pollen, food, medicines, bird feathers, animal hair and so on can be allergens to a vulnerable organism. Usually, with a one-time contact of the body with the suspected allergen, there may not be any reaction. But already in the subsequent times the reaction of an organism to an allergen is expressed quite clearly.

Allergy often develops due to abnormalities in the immune system, to which the experienced stress, illness or some other factor that has negatively impacted the immune system of the organism can result.

The allergic reaction to food is usually not immediately, and after a while - 10-70 hours, which can be accompanied not only by a rash on the skin, but also by digestive system disorders, sharp mood changes, headache, insomnia. A distinctive feature of the body's allergy to food is that the allergic reaction can manifest itself quite imperceptibly - in a hidden or simply in a smoothened form.

Unfortunately, allergens often serve delicious and healthy products, such as nuts, tomatoes, cherries, strawberries, milk, chocolate and many others.

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Causes of allergy to cherries

In general, the allergy to the cherry is quite a rare phenomenon, since this berry treats a number of products with a low allergenic property. But still, the cause of the allergy to the cherry can be a hereditary predisposition, a weakened immune system of the body, an incorrect metabolism. It is impossible not to mention such a reason for the development of allergies, such as environmental pollution of the environment. The soil of the earth is overfilled with various non-natural fertilizers; factory emissions settle on our trees; drinking water is practically devoid of any useful substances. Our food products contain many chemical additives, flavor enhancers and various substances that help foods stay fresh for a long time. All this has a very negative impact on our health, so the number of people suffering from allergies to food is growing every day.

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Symptoms of cherry allergy

Usually, an allergy to a food product (in our case, a cherry) provokes a malfunction in the work of the gastrointestinal tract, which manifests itself in the form of a disorder. Reaction to an allergen can occur immediately after eating a sweet cherry or for some time. The disorder can be accompanied by nausea and an unpleasant feeling in the abdomen, sometimes, in more serious cases, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach spasm.

Allergies to cherries cause and such symptoms, which, often, are confused with respiratory disease. In this case, the following reaction of the organism can be observed: nasal congestion, which is the cause of shortness of breath, runny nose, edema of the throat, fever. It must be remembered that the sooner you contact an experienced specialist, the sooner you diagnose and find out the cause of the ailment, as not always a person can realize that the cause of the weakened organism is an allergy. A complication of allergies can lead to such an outcome as anaphylactic shock.

Sometimes an allergic reaction to a berry can provoke the development of an inflammatory process that causes itching, burning and tingling in the throat. Then the inflammation spreads to the front part and, in particular, to the eyes, accompanied by the same itching and unpleasant sensations.

Diagnosis of allergies to cherries

As already mentioned above, it is not immediately possible to recognize an allergy to a cherry, since some symptoms may indicate food poisoning, while the other symptoms of an allergy are respiratory illness. Diagnosis of an allergy to a cherry can be an experienced doctor, having previously conducted a survey. It should be noted that allergy symptoms often appear up to two hours, so if you notice any malaise after eating, you should inform the doctor about it.

Today, there are several ways to identify allergies to a food product. For example, a doctor often directs a patient to donate blood for an allergy, the analysis of which helps to recognize the allergen, if any.

Not the new method is the method of skin test for allergy. If you develop a rash or itching on the skin, it is best to contact a dermatologist or an allergist who will carry out this diagnosis. The doctor usually prescribes the procedure of the skin test and sends it to the blood test, as these two methods complement each other well and allow more accurately to identify both the cause of the ailment and reveal the allergen.

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Treatment and prevention of allergies to cherries

To alleviate and eliminate the effects of allergies, it is good to take activated charcoal three times a day. Antihistamines quickly eliminate the first allergic symptoms. If you have skin itching, you can eliminate it with an anti-allergenic cream.

Allergy can be treated in such simple ways:

  • The powdered egg shell is taken 3 grams after meals for 2-3 weeks. This method is well complemented with an infusion of herbs, which includes: a string, dry leaves of the laurel, calendula flowers and the root of the calamus. All this is poured with boiling water and, after about 6 hours, the infusion is filtered, after which apple cider vinegar (20 ml) and a tablespoon of dark honey are added to it. Infusion is taken three times a day for 1/3 cup for half an hour before eating.
  • Chopped nettle pour a glass of boiling water and leave for the night, after which the morning decoction is filtered. About a quarter of a glass of this drink should be consumed half an hour before meals. The course of treatment lasts a week.
  • Itching and burning will help to remove the infusion of such herbs: chamomile, sage and sequin. Each ingredient should be about a tablespoon. Then the herbal mixture is poured into 0, 5 liters of boiling water. After 2 hours, the infusion is filtered. In places where there is an itch on the skin and a burning sensation put a compress with this infusion.

Prevention of allergy to cherries, of course, is the complete exclusion of sweet cherries and products, which include this berry, from the diet. Inform your family, friends and colleagues, as their knowledge will help you in the future to avoid accidental consumption of berries, which has a negative effect on your body.

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