All About Cinnamon Allergy

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Cinnamon is incredible and healthiest spice. It is the most common spice in every kitchen. This spice is very versatile. It also has the ability to fight against many diseases. But, some people get an allergic reaction after touching, smelling and eating cinnamon. In this article, you will learn all about cinnamon allergy.

If you have an allergy to cinnamon then avoid eating it. Spice allergy is difficult to detect. But, there are many types of allergy tests which are used to identify the cause of allergies. Cinnamon allergy also common in babies because they have a sensitive immune system. However, if you have a cinnamon allergy, then you have to consult your doctor for treatment of allergy. Here you will find all the symptoms and what to do for cinnamon allergy.

-: All About Cinnamon Allergy :-

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-: Foods That Contain Cinnamon:-

The best way to get rid of allergic reactions is to stay away from those foods containing it. There are many things that contain cinnamon. Have a look at them.

1-Baked foods

2-Ice cream

3-Toothpaste

4-Asian dishes

5-Sauces

6-Soup

7- Candies and chewing gum

8- Herbal tea

9-Garam masala

-: Symptoms Of An Cinnamon Allergic Reaction:-

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If you are experiencing an allergic reaction to cinnamon, then you definitely have these symptoms. These are the common symptoms of cinnamon allergy.

1-Swelling, itching on the lips and face

2-Swelling on different parts of the body

3-Breathing problem

4- Vomiting or nausea

5-Dizzyness

6-Pain on different parts of the body

7-Wheezing

8- Broken skin

9-watery eyes

10-Skin inflammation

-: What Are The Different Types Of Cinnamon Allergy Tests:-

If you have an allergy to cinnamon, then consult an allergist. He/she will help you to diagnose your condition. Your doctor will decide which test is needed. There are two types of allergic tests which help to cure your problem. These tests are given below.

1- Allergy blood test:

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An allergy blood test is less sensitive than the skin test. But, as I said before, your doctor will recommend which test is needed. In this test, they take a blood sample for diagnosing an allergy. There is two types of allergy blood test which are given below. These are common allergy blood test.

1- Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

2-Radioallergosorbent test (RAST)

2-Skin test:

Skin tests are of two types prick tests and the intradermal test. This test is less expensive and affordable. On the back or arm, tests are performed. If your test result is positive then your skin becomes red and swells in the test area. The specialist does the test.

-Skin prick test:

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In this test, the specialist place allergen solution on the skin. They leave it for 15 minutes. If the result is positive then your skin becomes red itchy and swell in the test area. A skin test is less expensive then allergy blood tests.

-Intradermal test:

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In this test, a small amount of allergen is injected into the skin. After 15 minutes, if you have allergy from this substance then redness and swelling appear in the test area.

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