Symptoms of an allergy to citrus fruits, tangerines,oranges

Update: October 2018

Why does citrus allergy appear? Citrus is
fruits that are not natural for Russians, local
products, because they grow not native to us
territory. Numerous research scientists on the benefits of various
food, prove that the maximum benefit for
human body bring only those fruits, vegetables, cereals, which
grow in the area where a person was born and raised, so the main
The natural diet should consist of local agricultural
products. Since for digesting exotic fruits in our
organisms lack enzymes, citrus fruits are for Russians
powerful allergens.

Therefore, such favorite mandarins, lemons,
oranges, грейпфруты, помело, «заморские» фрукты вызывают
inadequate allergic reaction from the immune system in
people living in our country. Especially often there is an allergy to
мандарины и oranges, и больше всего от этой неприятной реакции
children suffer from the organism. However, in adults, for the first time
Allergic manifestations occur during “overdose”
citrus.Аллергия на цитрусовые - симптомы

If allergies occur only when consumed
large amounts of histidine containing product, for example, when
1-2 tangerines do not use allergies, and when a person eats
once a pound of fruit, then signs of allergy appear – this
pseudoallergy, or false allergy.

It is a signal that a person has either a broken job.
gastrointestinal tract, or there are any parasitic
diseases, disorders of the liver, and when it enters the body
excess products containing histamine, these
disturbances appear in the form of skin rashes, runny nose or

If a person is allergic to citrus fruits, her symptoms can
manifest not only after eating fresh fruit, but also when
taking medicines and products that include
their extracts, acids, citrus supplements, as well as
use of skincare products with citrus

One of the versions of determining the causes of citrus allergy can
not at all an exotic fruit itself, but an allergy to those chemical
the substances that manufacturers processed these products during
growth and for long-term storage and transportation.

It is no secret that an excess of chemical fertilizers, which is abundant
currently feeding all crops
accumulate in vegetables and fruits. And the pesticides used to
pest control can fight not only fungi
and insects, but also detrimental effect on the human body.

Дифенил – этим веществом обильно обрабатывают
without exception, citrus fruits, taking care to ensure that the fruit is long
retained their presentation, were not subjected to rotting and not
molded. Diphenyl has neither taste nor odor and has no
colors, so the consumer does not see it and does not feel. Even
thorough rinsing of the fruit cannot guarantee that on
the peel will not remain its traces. And if the mandarin or orange is not
Wash completely, then after cleaning, it remains on the fingers of a person
significant amount of a chemical that is safely
enters the body. It is terrible that diphenyl is eaten and children together
with fruit, if it is not thoroughly washed under running

Фунгициды, сернистый газ и бромистый метил
before being exported, most citrus fruits are also
processed by these chemicals to destroy
pests and prevent the occurrence of mold and rot in overseas
fruits. And no one guarantees that these harmful substances when
a long stay on the peel does not penetrate into the flesh of the fruit, and
then do not accumulate in the human body.

Why does citrus allergy appear? Symptoms of inadequate
body reactions may appear not only from drinking
excessive amounts of these products, not only from the individual
intolerance, but also from the excess chemicals that
exotic imported products are saturated. An interesting fact is that
Many children tangerines grown in Abkhazia, do not cause
allergic reactions, and imported “processed” mandarins give
симптомы allergies. Perhaps here plays the role of fruit varieties, and
also the range of the growing place of the product.

Symptoms of Citrus Allergies

Signs of food allergies to any products, including
Citrus fruits are usually:

Skin manifestations:

  • rash on body, face
  • severe itching, redness of the skin surface
  • atopic dermatitis
  • diathesis, eczema, neurodermatitis

On the part of the respiratory system:

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Swelling and redness of the nose
  • Swelling of the tongue, lips
  • Allergic cough, swelling and narrowing of the bronchi (bronchospasm),
    manifested by difficulty breathing, wheezing

Since the cardiovascular system:

  • Allergy may be accompanied by dizziness.
  • Blood pressure reduction

On the part of the mucous eyes:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis – eyes are watery, swollen,

Digestive disorders:

  • stomach ache
  • diarrhea, intestinal cramps
  • vomiting, nausea
  • pancreatitis
  • colitis

In some children, even a small amount of allergen in
citrus fruits can cause violent reactions, sometimes even
Symptoms of the fruit smell or touching
allergies. However, if any citrus fruit causes
allergy, it does not mean that you should give up all the fruits
this species. For example, if you are allergic to tangerines, a person may
excellent to carry grapefruit or pomelo.

Автор: Мельникова Светлана Георгиевна врач-дерматолог

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