Allergies

Pea Allergy Symptoms

Pea AllergyThe common names for pea are garden pea, dry pea, green pea, sugar snap pea and snow pea etc. These are the topmost processed vegetables in the US ans UK. Consumption of green peas can cause allergic symptoms in some people. Pea allergy symptoms include constipation, red and sore eyes, diarrhea, hives and vomiting etc.

Pea allergy is caused due to vicilin and canvicilin chemicals present in their seeds. These chemicals lead to allergy symptoms in a few persons. Pea intake leads to adverse reaction by the body’s immunity and produces histamine and immunoglobulin. This produces several specific symptoms which are described in this article. The article also talks about their treatments.

Symptoms of Pea Allergy

Some common symptoms of pea allergy are given as below:

  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Wheezing
  • Cough
  • Eczema
  • Hoarse voice
  • Breathlessness
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Swelling on tongue, lip and throat
  • Redness and tingling in mouth
  • Watery, red and sore eyes

Treatment of Pea Allergy

Pea allergy comes under food allergy category, which lacks cure. It can be cured by keeping a check on the signs a food allergy shows. Pea intake can cause production of antibody (Immunoglobulin E) by the immune system of the body to flush them out from the body. Pea allergy can be treated by the following ways:

  • Mild symptoms require no treatment.
  • Pea intake should be avoided in any form.
  • Moderate symptoms can be treated with antihistamine drugs, eye drops and nasal sprays.
  • Anaphylaxis is rarely observed in people with pea allergy.

To diagnose the symptoms early is the best treatment for pea allergy prevention and its treatment. A cross reaction between pea allergy and peanut allergy is relatively common.

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