Allergies

Broccoli Allergy Symptoms

Broccoli allergyBroccoli is the popular vegetable in various parts of the world. Like many other foods, broccoli can also lead to various allergic symptoms in some over sensitive people. This vegetable has anti-cancer compound sulforaphane. To maintain efficiency of sulforaphane, it is recommended to steam it for a short time.

Some people complain of allergy by consuming broccoli, which may be apparent for 2 reasons. Firstly, because of the presence of chemical comes in direct contact with the skin or it goes into the body. The chemical which may be treated as an allergen in broccoli is Salicylates. When it enters the body, the immune system releases IgE to attack the allergen and to protect the body. In some people, this reaction can be severe and leads to various allergic symptoms, which are discussed in this article.

Common Allergy Symptoms of Broccoli

The following are some of the common symptoms of broccoli:

    • Skin reactions

      Skin rash, hives, itching

    • Respiratory reactions

      Breathing difficulty, nasal congestion

Other reactions
  • Swelling in hands, feet and face
  • Headache
  • Low blood pressure
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Quick spread of allergic reactions all over the body

As the food allergies have no cure, broccoli allergy is also not an exception. The best way to avoid broccoli allergy is to avoid foods containing broccoli. The severity of allergy symptoms depend on the immune system of the person. Consult a doctor on observing any of the above described symptoms. Anti-histamines can be taken to control moderate allergic symptoms.

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