A great source of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, fiber and packed full of antioxidants, it’s hardly surprising that date fruit is one of the most popular fruits worldwide. Not only does it have a long list of health benefits, but it’s delicious too. This aside, it can cause a multitude of issues for those who find themselves allergic to it.
But how do people develop an allergy to date fruit, or any foodstuff for that matter? Well, an allergy is simply a reaction by your immune system. Whilst the source of the allergy may not bother most people, for the sufferer, it can cause numerous reactions. People who are allergic to date fruit, for example, have an immune system which reacts badly to the proteins found in certain fruits and vegetables. Those who suffer with allergies are often allergic to more than just one thing.
As it is not a common allergy, most doctors and health professionals recommend will date fruit for its various health benefits and for the fact that they are safe to recommend to even more vulnerable consumers such as infants and pregnant women. However, in some cases, people can suffer adverse reactions. More often than not, these are limited to itching and inflammation in the mouth and throat but can, in more serious cases, produce more severe symptoms.
Generally, allergies to dried date fruit can be split into 3 categories:
Ultimately, the best way for a person who suffers from any kind of date fruit allergy to avoid a reaction is to avoid eating dried date fruit and other similar products. If the suffer does have a reaction, treatment depends on the nature and severity of the reaction. Treatments can include:
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