Mango, the delicious summer fruit, is native to southern Asia and can be eaten raw, as pulp, or juiced.
Despite its large-scale consumption, allergic reactions or related complaints are hard to come by. One of the most noted allergic reactions include immediate or delayed hypersensitivity. According to a United States National Institutes of Health research conducted by Richa Sareen and Ashok Shah, mango allergy was more observed in individuals who resided in regions that had no mango cultivation.
In such cases, consumption of processed and canned mango pulp does not help either. Although the pulp/nectar goes through an enzymatic degradation process, apparently its allergic properties stay, and can still cause mango allergies resulting in hypersensitivity. If not identified in time and treated properly, this allergy can take a life-threatening form. Given in the article below are the causes and symptoms of mango allergy, and what treatment options you can seek if you are suffering from it.
Causes of Mango Allergy
- Wheezing Dyspnea – shortness of breath and suffocation, followed by or accompanied by cough.
- Erythema – red skin.
- Urticaria – formation of skin rashes.
- Angioedema – swelling below the skin surface and/or in the area around eyes and lips.
- Hoarseness – abnormal, harsh, or strained voice.
- Hypotension – low blood pressure.
- Periorbital Edema – puffy eyes – swelling of the tissues around the eyes.
- Rhinorrhea – congestion or blocking of nasal cavities with abnormally large amounts of mucus fluid.
- Vesicular Lesions – skin blisters (particularly on the hands or around the mouth).