Cherry Allergy IgE Blood Test
The cherry allergy IgE blood test measures the amount of allergen-specific IgE antibodies in the blood to detect an allergy to cherries.
Order a cherry allergy IgE blood test to detect an allergy to cherries. This test measures the amount of allergen-specific antibodies in a blood sample. Cherries are a nutritional, sweet treat that offers a splash of color to a variety of recipes. Being that cherries are known to be a dessert ingredient, it is often wondered if cherries are healthy enough to eat daily. Fortunately, cherries provide many health benefits, particularly when they are prepared without added sugars.
Apart from cherries in their natural form, cherries can be an ingredient in other food products. If an individual typically has a reaction when consuming cherries, it may be necessary to avoid foods made with cherries, including:
- baked goods
An allergy to cherries triggers a reaction in an individual's immune system. The body views certain substances as toxic and produces IgE antibodies to these contaminants. These antibodies cause histamine to be released, which will cause the symptoms of an allergic reaction.
Allergy symptoms vary from one individual to the next ranging from mild to severe reactions, which can be experienced within minutes to hours after exposure. Common symptoms of a cherry allergy may include one or more of the following symptoms:
- Skin rashes
- Swelling of the lips, face, tongue, and throat
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Nasal congestion
- Running nose
- Abdominal pain
- Difficulty swallowing
- In rare cases, anaphylaxis
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