Allergy to avocados

Avocado is considered to be a very useful fruit, but it causes allergic reactions in some people.

Symptoms in adults

According to the American Foundation for Allergy and Asthma, about 2% of American adults suffer from food allergies.Of these, 10% are avocados.This is a fairly rare form of allergy, but can be severe.Symptoms occur immediately or after a few hours.

usually cause allergies:

  • nausea and vomiting;
  • headache, malaise, pain in the sinuses, insomnia;
  • tearing and redness, and itching of the eyes, swelling, and inflammation of the eyelids;
  • watery nasal discharge, nasal sinuses or excessive sneezing;
  • moderate or severe pain in the stomach, convulsions;
  • diarrhea or constipation;
  • itchy skin (redness and scales - symptoms of urticaria and eczema);
  • itching or tickling in the mouth, swelling of the lips and tongue;
  • swelling of the face;
  • swollen throat, which causes pain and discomfort in swallowing even drinking water;
  • asthmatic symptoms - wheezing, shortness of breath, etc.(Frequently
    in asthmatics are allergic to avocado).

most severe reaction - anaphylaxis, which can be fatal.During anaphylaxis symptoms develop very quickly: suddenly reduced blood pressure, asthma occurs, increased heart rate, difficulty breathing, develops hives and loss of consciousness.

Symptoms in children

Avocado for rapid ripening process the ethylene gas that contributes to the formation of chitinase.This enzyme is a particular danger: fruits containing it, very allergenic.Avocados are grown organically, not contain chitinase.

If your child is prone to latex allergies, the parents should not be included in the avocado nutrition baby.Consult your pediatrician before you enter into the diet of avocados and other fruits with similar properties (bananas, kiwi, melon, mango).However, the heat treatment allergen is inactivated.

Children reaction to the green exotics may include skin rash, swollen lips, tongue and throat, watery eyes, runny nose, stomach pain, diarrhea, irritability, etc.

Toddlers are also subject to dyspnea, and anaphylaxis.Therefore, when the manifestation of one of the above symptoms, immediately seek medical help.


avoid life-threatening symptoms you should carefully check the labels on food products, interested in the composition of dishes in the restaurant.

purchasing makeup, too, need care.Increasingly, facial masks, creams contain avocado oil.Therefore, before using cosmetics is necessary to conduct an allergy test.

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