Causes of pistachio allergy and herbal treatment methods


Causes of peanut allergy

pistachio allergy
pistachio allergy

This allergy has spread a lot in the world recently, and there are 5 types of proteins in pistachios responsible for this type of allergy, and the following are the most important causes of pistachio allergy:

  • This allergy occurs as a result of a defect in the immune system, which begins to attack the proteins in pistachios as if they were foreign bodies that would harm the body, as the immune system produces chemical compounds that lead to the emergence of allergy symptoms.
  • The main cause of pistachio allergy and the most common is direct exposure to pistachios, i.e. eating pistachios or any food containing a percentage of pistachios.
  • Sometimes this allergy can occur as a result of direct contact of pistachios with human skin.
  • Also, one of the reasons that lead to the emergence of allergy symptoms is eating pistachios by mistake, i.e. indirectly, as the product may be exposed to pistachios at some stage of its production, such as the handling or processing stage.
  • Sometimes inhaling pistachio dust causes allergies, as a person who suffers from this type of allergy begins to feel its symptoms as soon as he inhales this dust.

Peanut allergy symptoms

pistachio allergy
pistachio allergy

After a few minutes of eating food containing pistachios or eating pistachios directly, allergy symptoms will appear, including mild symptoms and severe symptoms as follows:

Mild and most common symptoms

  • Infections of the mouth, pharynx and larynx.
  • Breathing difficulty.
  • wheezing
  • Skin diseases such as the appearance of spots on the skin, itching, redness and irritation of the skin.
  • Stomach upsets such as diarrhea and cramps.
  • Vomiting and feeling sick.
  • Runny nose.
  • Eye irritation.
  • coughing;
  • asthma.
  • Tingling feeling on the lips and tongue.

Severe symptoms of pistachio allergy

It is allergic shock, in which the person suffering from allergies must be treated immediately in order to be saved from death, and the following are the most important symptoms:

  • Swelling in the throat leading to shortness of breath.
  • Fainting and dizziness.
  • Severe low blood pressure.
  • Bronchial obstruction and swelling.
  • rapid heart rate;
  • Dermatitis.
  • week looking.
  • Arrhythmia.

Peanut allergy and corona vaccine

Can people who are allergic to peanuts receive the corona vaccine? We will explain this in the following points:

  • The CDC has clarified that people with food allergies such as peanut allergies can get the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
  • The Centers responsible for disease prevention recommended that people with any type of anaphylaxis be monitored for about half an hour after receiving the vaccine.
  • A member of the Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine, as he said that people with peanut allergy can receive the Corona vaccine, and if an allergic reaction occurs after receiving the vaccine, it will be reduced by a dose of epinephrine.

Peanut allergy in children

The most important information about pistachio allergy in children can be summarized as follows:

  • The chances of developing food allergy, such as peanut allergy, increase in infants, due to the insufficient development of their digestive system.
  • If a child has an allergic shock, he must stay in the hospital for a certain period of time, about 6 to 12 hours, because the symptoms of shock may return again during this period.

Peanut allergy test

Peanut allergy can be diagnosed by performing the following tests:

skin test

  • Put a small amount of peanuts on the surface of the skin, and then prick it with a clean needle. If there is a bump around the area that was pricked, then you have a peanut allergy.

blood test

  • A blood sample is taken to detect antibodies called IgE that bind to allergens and stimulate the production of histamine that causes allergy symptoms, and thus measure the immune system's response to any food such as peanuts.

pistachio allergy treatment

Medicines may not succeed in treating pistachio allergy, but you can do the following:

  • Know the symptoms of allergies that appear, and know how to deal with them and treat them immediately when they arise.
  • You can get rid of allergy symptoms such as swelling and coughing by taking a dose of antihistamines under the supervision of your doctor.
  • In the case of hypersensitivity to pistachios, the treatment is done by injecting adrenaline, and people who are allergic to pistachios must carry the auto-injector with them.
  • Therefore, there is only one way to treat this allergy, which is to refrain from eating pistachios or any of its products.

Treating peanut allergy with herbs

The effectiveness of herbs for treating peanut allergy has not yet been proven, but the symptoms associated with allergies can be eliminated through the following herbs:

  • Ginger: An effective treatment for intestinal diseases associated with peanut allergy, it contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory, which helps to get rid of digestive disorders, nausea and indigestion.
  • Tea and coffee: herbs that contain chemicals that open the airways during an asthma attack.

In the end, the symptoms of peanut allergy and how to deal with and treat it were clarified, as well as the tests used to detect peanut allergy.

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