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- Feb 09 2017
What is a Mustard Allergy?
It is a very uncommon food allergy. If you are allergic to mustard, your body reacts to the proteins in the food product as if they are unsafe. The body responds by creating IgE antibodies, complex proteins that are intended to fight against the mustard proteins. During the production of these antibodies, mast cells in the body respond by producing histamine. Histamine causes swelling and inflammation in soft tissue in the body.
A mustard allergy affects the sinuses, the lungs, the digestive tract and the skin. After eating mustard, sinuses can become congested and may result in a runny nose, sneezing or postnasal drip. It can inflame lungs, causes shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, coughing and other asthma symptoms. It can lead to skin rashes such as eczema and hives.
If anyone accidentally consumes mustard and is allergic to mustard then he should take antihistamines that may help treat minor allergy symptoms. Concern your doctor before taking any medicine.
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