Raspberries are a popular fruit. They're sweet, delicious, and work perfectly in jams, pies, and smoothies. However, as with any food item out there [insert funny statement] , some individuals may develop allergies to raspberries.
If you’ve never had an allergic reaction to anything before [lucky you], it's essential that you understand what happens when people develop allergies. An allergy refers to the body’s immune response to usually harmless substances known as allergens [we all love our immune systems].
When the body comes into contact with an allergen such as pollen or nuts for someone who has developed an allergy towards those substances - their immune system reacts by releasing histamines that cause symptoms like rashes, hives (Urticaria), itching/tingling of the lips/tongue(Oral Allergy Syndrome)/eczema/wheezing/runny nose/swollen throat etc.
In this piece[ugh] we’ll take a loot at Raspberry allergies---a potential nightmare for avid raspberry lovers[bring on my best puns].
It could be unfortunate circumstances or bad genetics. Nevertheless [Look! Two-syllable word!], studies have shown that protein fragments found within fruits can create cross-reactions within a person's oral tolerance ability leading to them developing sensitivities/allergic reactions over time due exposure(s)
Simply put[yeah let’s dumb it down now]: You eat too many raspberries mom warned us about=You get allergic.
Might I suggest stocking up on purse-sized inhalers?
The goodness of raspberries is hard to ignore; their sweet and tangy taste make them great additions to any fruit bowl or smoothie. Fortunately, a large part of the populace can scarf down raspberry jams, pies and ice creams without experiencing associated problems.
Still not sure about just how common it is? Well you best believe that according to research by the College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology , maybe approx 8% kids under age 18 who have food allergies are allergic in some way shape or form possibly from exposure over time--Surprising right?(Or amI just really bad at math?)
Allergic reactions in individuals towards Raspberries might differ when compared with other substances people experience allergic reactions too often times presenting uniquely as somewhat frequently seen below
Swelling for example around the mouth/lips/tongue. Wheezing/coughing Etc
But here's an important factor-- Anaphylaxis---as we know this life-threatening reaction which involves tongue/throat swelling/respiratory difficulty/speed up heart rate/dizziness/fainting and unconsciousness among others could be triggered if encountered
Consequently your local health care provider/physicians/allergist would advise on appropriate options taking into account these risks specific to whatever affected patient(s).
In many cases symptoms can start within minutes following ingestion contact depending severity potentially ending with urgent medical attention. If you suspectyou've eaten something containing raspberries/bitten into one yourself unknowingly-->and develop concerning symptoms such as breathing difficulties/swollen face endcourage lightheadedness--- Don't hesitate!! To seek immediate emergency assistance.
It’s your life… better safe than sorry ||Better ER than coffin||[smiling emoji.]
A professional diagnosis will involve going through [research deep voice] thorough medical evaluation in evaluating one's allergy symptoms history and/or test(s) while simultaneously trying to pinpoint specific allergens needing additional treatments like Injection Immunotherapy(a.k.a "allergy shots")
But let's not forget the good old fashioned way of figuring things out: Talking through what we’re experiencing could provide us with a clue as well. However We all know that only so much can be gained from talking about it [or yelling...] Just stick around for when there are squirrels in your yard (They must try Cheezits!)
Common over-the-counter medications such as antihistamines and decongestants may be able to treat minor allergic reactions whilst severe allergies might require epinephrine auto-injectors [maybe stock up on a few?]
Once our physicians/allergists do have their diagnosis secured would likely make recommendations if necessary over-the-counter /prescribed medicines[Topical Medications/Inhalers/Eye Drops/Antihistamines etc], immunotherapy(e.g Allergy Shots), or even cutting back on consuming vast amounts of raspberries[Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Raspberries, lovely little things they look,[but ugh...] but something to keep In mind before scarfing them down. Who knew something this innocent had the power to wreak havoc?
Stay safe folks![Exit with class!]"