Thyme Allergy IgE Blood Test
The Thyme Allergy IgE Blood Test measures the IgE antibody levels in the blood to detect an allergy to thyme.
What is the purpose of this test?
Order this Thyme Allergy IgE Blood Test, which measures the IgE antibody levels in the blood to detect an allergy to thyme. Thyme is a popular aromatic herb with over 300 to 400 species. It's an evergreen shrub with gray-green leaves, lilac flowers, and a thick, spreading mound. Thyme is often used as a seasoning in soups, stews, sauces, and meat and fish dishes and can be used to make herbal teas. Its essential oil, thymol, is antibacterial and commonly found in disinfectants and mouthwashes. Thyme has yet to be characterized as an allergen. Still, it may cross-react with other Lamiaceae plants, such as hyssop, basil, marjoram, mint, sage, and lavender.
When should I order a Thyme Allergy IgE Blood Test?
Individuals may order this Thyme Allergy Blood Test if they have experienced symptoms related to a thyme allergy. Allergy symptoms vary depending on the individual, ranging from mild to severe reactions. Most food-related symptoms occur within two hours of ingestion but frequently begin within minutes. In addition, the response can be delayed by four to six hours or even longer in some rare cases.
An allergic reaction may affect the skin, intestinal lining, and air pathways. Individuals with a thyme allergy may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Tingling sensation near or around the mouth
- Abdominal discomfort
- Nausea or vomiting
- Itching or hives
- Difficulty breathing, swallowing, or wheezing
In some cases, a severe, possibly life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis may occur. An anaphylactic response requires immediate medical attention. Signs or symptoms of anaphylaxis may include:
- Rapid or increased heart rate
- Swollen throat or lump making it difficult to breathe
- Low blood pressure
- Extreme dizziness or loss of consciousness
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