Garlic/ Onion

Garlic and onion, members of the Allium family, are staple ingredients in many cuisines worldwide. However, for some individuals, these foods can trigger allergic reactions due to their unique compounds. Recognizing and managing garlic and onion allergies are crucial for maintaining a healthy, reaction-free diet....

Garlic/ Onion

What are common symptoms of Garlic and Onion allergy?

  • Oral allergy syndrome: itching or tingling in the mouth and throat
  • Skin irritation: rashes, hives, or eczema
  • Digestive issues: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or diarrhea
  • Respiratory problems: sneezing, coughing, or difficulty breathing
  • In rare cases, anaphylaxis, which requires immediate emergency care

What causes allergies to garlic and onion?

Allergies to garlic and onion arise from the body’s immune response to specific proteins found in these foods, identifying them as harmful and triggering allergic reactions.

Is it common to be allergic to both garlic and onion?

Yes, due to their similar chemical makeup as members of the Allium family, individuals allergic to one are often sensitive to the other, though the severity can vary.

Can garlic and onion allergies be outgrown?

While less common than outgrowing other food allergies, some individuals may see a reduction in symptoms over time. Regular check-ins with an allergist can help assess any changes in sensitivity.

Test(s) that measure/test for Garlic/ Onion

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