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Help I Am Allergic To Tomato

Aug 17, 2007
If you have Tomato Allergy then you suffer from allergies Type 1 what is also called Contact Allergies. Since tomato and potato are related plants if you suffer from tomato allergies then the chances of you being allergic to potato is very good. A food allergy is triggered by a specific protein found in the tomato plant and why the body's immune system considers some food proteins harmful and others not is not fully understood by the scientific community.

The immune system can mount a variety of defenses mechanisms against proteins that is considers as harmful or foreign. Symptoms can be very mild to life-threatening depending on the severity of your allergies. They usually occur within a few minutes to a few hours after eating or inhaling the toxic protein.

The tomato plant is a member of the Deadly Nightshade family, which also includes the eggplant, tobacco, foxglove and potatoes. An allergy to tomato is rare and the worst parts of the plant for causing an allergic reaction seem to be the seeds, skin and juice. Some patients can ingest process tomato products such as tomato paste with little or not reaction, and yet, develop severe symptoms with fresh tomatoes.

Allergies can worsen over time. Not having an allergic reaction to processed or cooked tomato products today does not mean that you will not have one tomorrow. If you are allergic to fresh tomatoes are you willing to bet your life that the persons making your pizza did not drop a slice of fresh tomato after he finished cooking your pizza or that your allergy to processed tomato products is finally kicking in today. Avoidance of tomato-containing foods is the only effective treatment for people who are allergic to tomato.

No mater what type of allergy you are suffering from their is a good chance that you can find relief from allergy symptoms. Common Vitamins and over the counter products can help with Allergies such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Pantothenic Acid, Glucosamine, Antioxidants, Allergy Aid, and Quercitin.

Vitamin A is a known antioxidant and can assist the human body in the healing process. Vitamin A is stored in the liver and fat cells of the human body and can reach toxic levels. DO NOT take more than the recommended dosage of Vitamin A.

Up to one-third of older people can no longer absorb Vitamin B from their food. Vitamin B is needed to form red blood cells and keep nerves healthy.

Vitamin C is nature's protective nutrient, essential for defending the body against pollution and infection and enhances the bodies immune system.

Beta Carotene protects the mucus membranes of the mouth, nose, throat and lungs. It also helps protect Vitamin C from oxidation, which enables it to perform at optimum efficiency.

Vitamin E protects the lung tissue from inhaled pollutants and aids in the functioning of the immune system.

Many find Pantothenic Acid to be very helpful against allergy symptoms. It is another form of nontoxic B vitamins. Pantothenic Acid is critical in the metabolism and synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

Glucosamine is an anti-inflammatory and may give some relief from allergy symptoms.

Substances called antioxidants can neutralize free radical by pairing up or binding with the free radical elections thus inhibiting them from damaging cells in the human body.

Allergy Aid supplies 9 beneficial Herb's to help provide temporary relief of respiratory allergies. The natural action of these specific Herb's help to open bronchial tubes and ease breathing.

Quercitin is a well known flavonoid. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants and can reduce inflammation boost the immune system and strengthen blood vessels and improve circulation. Quercitin is also known for its ability to block the release of histamines, thus reducing or preventing allergy symptoms.

If you are Allergic To Tomato then find a good health care professional prior to starting any type of home treatment.

Always consult your doctor before using this information.

This Article is nutritional in nature and is not to be construed as medical advice.
About the Author
David Cowley has created numerous articles on allergies. He has also created a Web Site dedicated to allergies and how to treat them. Click on Allergy Treatment
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