Pineapple Allergy

Pineapple Allergy Symptoms In Children & Adults. Know Common Allergies And Symptoms Of A Food Allergy. 

Pineapple Allergy

My kids love pineapple. It's fits nicely in their lunch box for school or for a quick snack. But when my daughter started to complain about her lips burning after eating pineapple, I had to take matters into my own hands. I performed a simple muscle test.

Pineapple Allergy

This confirmed my suspicions. It was a pineapple allergy.

What Is Food Allergy?

A food allergy is your body's hyperactive state when it come into contact with something its allergic to. For most people, pineapple is nothing. Just a tasty treat. 

For those that are allergic to pineapple the signs and symptoms usually develop within a few minutes to hours after eating a food containing that allergen. Some people can have an allergic reaction or intolerance to pineapple which causes unwanted symptoms, like my daughter.

Pineapple Allergy

Allergic pineapple symptoms vary from person to person and can display themselves in a variety of ways.

Pineapple Allergy In Children & Adults

Only about 0.5 - 1%  of people have an actual allergy to pineapples. These symptoms can manifest themselves within a few minutes (most of the time) to a few hours. Common allergies and symptoms can include:

  • Abdominal pain (intestinal pain)
  • Congestion (sinus problem)
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hives
  • Itchy skin (eczema)
  • Mouth and/or abdominal tingling
  • Nausea 
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Rash
  • Red or bloodshot eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Skin redness (flushing)
  • Swelling of lips, tongue, face and/or throat 
  • Vomiting
  • Wheezing

In severe symptoms of a food allergy the victim can get Anaphylaxis shock which is very dangerous. It's a life-threatening emergency that requires immediate medical attention. Many times those that are susceptible to Anaphylaxis shock will carry epinephrine, sometimes called an Epi Pen.

This gives the person a shot of adrenaline and offers enough time to get him to the emergency room. 

Anaphylaxis symptoms can include:

  • Difficulty in breathing. The victim may have a swollen throat or airway making it difficult to breathe.
  • Facial flush
  • Lightheadedness 
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Severe drop in blood pressure
  • Stomach pain

You may be predisposed to a pineapple allergy. This is considered genetic sensitivity. If a close relative is allergic to pineapple or citrus, you should take great care in eating these kinds of foods. 

Pineapple Allergy

An allergy to latex could also be harmful. Pineapple contains latex that can trigger an allergic reaction.

Pineapple and its derivatives are pretty easy to spot. If you see a pineapple, simply stay away from it. Sometimes it will be mixed in with a fruit salad. You may want to choose to not eat the salad and instead find something else. Even if you pick them out the juice may have infected the other pieces. Don't tempt fate. 

Just don't eat it. Check all food labels as well.

And if you're pregnant, thinking about become pregnant, or during breastfeeding, you should talk with your doctor or allergist before taking any supplements. 

If you think you have a pineapple allergy, food intolerance symptoms, or other symptoms of a food allergy, it's best to talk to your doctor or allergist. 

Another avenue is a chiropractor who practices Applied Kinesiology or muscle testing. These kinds of food allergy symptoms can be potentially life threatening due to Anaphylactic shock so it's best to get professional help.

The doctor, allergist, or chiropractor can perform a series on tests to determine the root cause of the allergy and treat it accordingly.

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