It's not a secret for anyone that some berries can provoke in people the appearance of an allergic reaction. Unfortunately, strawberries are no exception in this sense. It would seem, well, what harm can this visually refined and beautiful goodness bring? On the contrary, you can read on the Internet a lot of articles on the beneficial properties of red berries. It also rejuvenates the skin, and slows down the aging process, and removes toxins from the body, and strengthens the immune system. And all because the berry contains an unimaginable amount of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. But it is the allergy to the strawberry that is the fly in the ointment. Anyway, but not all people are destined to enjoy the surprisingly sweet taste of this "romantic" berry.
It should be noted that an allergy to strawberries is quite common. It is likely that in the future it will be hereditary.
At the slightest suspicion that you are allergic to strawberries, you should immediately seek help from a specialist. Only he can accurately prove or disprove your fears, and you should not try to do it yourself. And yet, why do so many people complain that they have an allergy to strawberries? The reason lies in the pollen, which accumulates berry during the ripening period.
For sure, very few people know that in most cases the above problem is found in those who ate berry, torn away a few hours ago. The doctors proved the fact that if you eat fresh strawberries (just ripped from the bed), the risk of an allergic reaction is significantly reduced. The thing is that the "fresh" and "stale" berries differ in their chemical composition.
So, many people are allergic to strawberries.
Symptoms of this ailment can be very diverse. In particular, sneezing or a runny nose may appear, the body temperature may rise, the skin begin to itch, a red rash is formed on it, pains in the abdominal region appear, which lead to vomiting and diarrhea, tears begin to flow from the eyes. Asthma attack and edema are also possible, and eczema and anaphylactic shock are not excluded in complicated forms. This is how the allergy to strawberries is manifested. What to do in this case? It is not always possible to consult a doctor with the above problem. Does it have an allergy to strawberries? Symptoms are obvious? Then, to alleviate the situation, use antihistamines, and then go to the doctor as soon as possible.
What should I remember?
Of course, a lot of inconveniences are allergic to strawberries. The patient's photo is an additional confirmation. A red rash, tear and swelling does not adorn anyone. At the same time, many are anxiously awaiting nightfall, because it is during this period of time that a person develops the strongest itch.
All this negatively affects the psychological state of the patient. He begins to feel that no one is able to alleviate his suffering, despite the fact that a huge number of doctors say: through the combination treatment, the chances of getting rid of the disease are quite high.
This is not a small threat is an allergy to strawberries. Photos of people suffering from this disease convince in this fair conclusion.
The traditional method of diagnosing the problem in question is a simple blood test. In the laboratory, it is possible to easily determine the number of special antibodies (immunoglobulins IgG and IgE). With complicated forms of the disease, the concentration of the above antibodies will be increased. This method of diagnosis is considered the most accurate and safe in comparison with skin tests.
For whom else is the strawberry taboo?
Sweet berries should not be eaten by those who suffer from a stomach ulcer or gastritis, as small bones strongly irritate the mucous.
Also, strawberries are not recommended for those who have joint pain.
Methods of treatment
Are there ways to defeat this ailment? How to help a person who is allergic to strawberries? Treatment is based on the use of antihistamines prescribed by a doctor.
Of course, to get rid of the disease by 100% will not work, but to minimize its consequences is quite realistic. In addition to antiallergenic drugs, depending on the nature of the disease, the specialist also prescribes nasal sprays, corticosteroids. If the allergy caused an asthmatic attack, then you can not do without an inhaler. With complicated forms of allergy, in some cases hospitalization is necessary.
And if you really want to?
Is a person who is susceptible to the abovementioned disease should always give up strawberries? This is not quite true. If an allergy to strawberries is diagnosed in an adult, but he really wants to enjoy this delicious berry, you can use it in the form of compote or jam. The fact is that after heat treatment of strawberries enzymes that provoke the allergic reaction are destroyed, which means that in canned form it is absolutely harmless and, on the contrary, is useful.
Some accustom their body to the berry, using it rubbed with sugar or frozen. Naturally, the dosage should be minimal. Eating 1-2 berries a day, a person adapts his body to strawberries, so the risk of an allergic reaction in this case is significantly reduced.
Berry for children
Every year the first month of the summer pleases us with delicious strawberries, and every mother wants to treat her baby with this delicious dessert. However, do not rush to this, because pediatricians claim that the allergy to the strawberry in the baby is not so rare. To minimize this risk, experts do not recommend giving berries to carapaces that have not turned one year old.
There is a primary allergy when the baby first sees and tries the berry. There is also a secondary allergy when a child eats more strawberries, and he has an excess of histamine in his body, which is the cause of red rash, edema, urticaria. It is in this form manifested allergy to strawberries in toddlers. Naturally, with the slightest suspicion of the above symptoms, you should immediately contact a specialist.
First of all, anxiety should be caused by swelling and rashes on the skin - all this can give complications and lead to serious health consequences. It is necessary urgently to exclude strawberries from the diet of the baby and use antihistamines, which the doctor prescribed.
If you are a passionate lover of strawberries, but deny yourself this dessert, because you are afraid of an allergic reaction, you can check how much your fears are justified. Allergists are engaged in testing. The analysis is simple enough: scratches with a strawberry allergen are applied to a small area of the skin with a needle. With a positive result, the treated area will soon itch and blush, and after a quarter of an hour a small tumor can form on it.
If the above symptoms do not occur, then you can be absolutely calm - you do not have allergies to strawberries, and you can eat it as much as you want.
Do not think that an allergy is a sentence. Remember that most of the histamine in the red berries. And this means that in white, yellow and golden strawberries, its level is very low. Yes, the breeders have already produced an all-pollen strawberry variety called Strawberry Pineapple. Reduce the effect of histamine is also possible if you eat berries along with sour-milk products. So everyone will soon be able to eat a delicious berry, without fear for their precious health ..