Friday, November 11, 2011

Latex Food Allergy - Fig Allergy Signs and Symptoms

Fig Food Allergy - Latex Allergy A common cross reaction to the latex food allergy is a Fig food allergy. Like all food allergies, there are many considerations to take into thought about a Fig Allergy. Symptoms of a Fig food allergy can range from unpleasant side effects to life threatening conditions and should not be taken lightly. If Fig consumption is suspected to be causing unpleasant effects to one's health, it is highly advised to consult medical attention immediately.

One of the most vital things, and sometimes hardest to remember, things to do is not eating a Fig when suffering from allergy related symptoms. However, if a Fig allergy is confirmed it is necessary to cease consumption of the food entirely, or at the very least until a doctor has approved further eating. Common sources of Fig are in various food products ranging from baked-goods to smoothies. However, it's presence can also be found in non-foods. This can occur in the form of shampoos, perfumes, and various cleaning agents.

Fig food allergies are said to react in many cases different from each other with different symptoms displayed. As in most allergy cases, rashes may occur upon eating Fig. Other symptoms include irritability or cramping. If any symptoms are experienced it is advised to begin a food journal in order to track daily dietary habits and symptoms experienced. This will help to determine whether or not a Fig food allergy is to blame.

The Fig food allergy has recently been seen as a cross reaction of sorts to substances with latex preoteins. This is due to similar proteins that are shared between a Fig with the latex food allergy. This condition is known as the latex-fruit syndrome and includes some plants such as banana, melon, and strawberry. Some who develop this conditions are highly sensitive not just to certain fruits but to latex itself. This can lead ultimately up to not being able to consume foods that have been touched with a latex glove.

Sources:
http://allergies.about.com/od/medicationallergies/a/latexfood.htm
http://www.aafp.org/afp/980101ap/reddy.html

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