Allergy counseling experiences a sudden surge in Christmas as a reaction to seafood, nuts, fruits and vegetables.
Murcia, December 26 (Europa Press) –
Allergic consultation experiences a sudden surge in Christmas due to frequent family meals or outside the home due to reactions to products such as seafood, nuts, fruits and vegetable foods. In addition, the intensity of these allergies can increase with certain stimuli such as physical exercise, alcohol or anti-inflammatory drugs.
This acknowledged that at the same time as Christmas, the chief of allergy at Murcia Reina Sofía Hospital had a rash of urticaria, angioedema or a more serious reaction. As anaphylactic due to dietary allergies, "I often eat with dietary products other than usual.
In particular, the most frequent allergic reaction to Christmas is due to a lot of Christmas nuts and "allergies and seafood consumption, which are consumed at Christmas". In the same way, there are many reactions to fruit and vegetable foods on this date.
In the case of seafood, Miralles points out that the allergenic product is crustaceans such as shrimp, Norwegian lobsters, shrimp or shrimp.
In addition, this allergist has warned that frequent reactions to lipid fruits, proteins that are present in many vegetable foods in the region, or protein transduction, occur. In Murcia, it is mainly found in so-called rosy berries such as peaches, apricots or apples, and most of all is located on the skin of this fruit.
Adaptation precautions are recommended.
To prevent possible side effects and complications, Miralles always advises "very cautious" when eating at a party, especially at home when dining at a restaurant, in consultation with patients diagnosed with allergies.
In particular, he recommends great caution, such as "sources that may contain certain ingredients that are not specified and could cause reactions, for example." To prevent this, it is advisable to inform allergic patients of allergic symptoms. Likewise, he advises that he always has a drug kit that can cause an allergic reaction.
For patients who have had allergies or severe epilepsy in the past, such as anaphylaxis, it is always advisable to keep adrenaline in the autologous syringe so that it can be administered as quickly as needed.
In the same way, Miralles gives a special warning to all patients with anisakis simplex allergy to recommend that all fish and seafood be completely frozen at -20 ° C to + 48 ° C. In addition to the freezing process, they advise that they are "very cooked" foods to kill the larvae they can contain.
If a patient finds that they are allergic or have not been diagnosed, Miralles recognizes that the response is "unpredictable." If a person finds symptoms such as urticaria, skin lesions, or general itching, stop eating and advise them "Get medical help as quickly as possible, go to your nearest health center, or call emergency number 1-1-2."
In this sense, he recommends paying attention to people who are already allergic to food, especially products similar to those already diagnosed. "We say that if they consume food that they can have a certain similarity, they will ingest it carefully, even if they accept it.
In fact, Miralles said that during the Christmas season there are a growing number of patients who are allergic or even addicted. "Many times, if a consumed product is not in a good state, it can cause a reaction, even if it is not an allergic reaction," he says.
While this type of upward adjustment is particularly appreciated in emergency services, allergy specialists do not have specific figures to reflect this increase, but they detect an increase in the number of patients who later participate in the consultation.
Factors that increase strength
Miralles has sometimes warned that food allergies increase with certain stimuli called allergic reactions & # 39; cofactors & # 39 ;.
Particularly the most appropriate co-factor in increasing food allergy is physical exercise. "There are people who are able to consume certain foods and have no response or a mild response, but physical exercise makes them more intense," said the allergy specialist.
Likewise, he points out that there are other supplementary factors such as alcohol consumption or certain drug consumption. It has been found that the intake of certain anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, Naproxen or Voltarén can serve as an adjuvant and can increase the intensity of allergic reactions to certain foods.
"Unlike the northern part of Spain," he said, "it is a very bad place where this area can cause an allergic reaction to pollen." Spaniards usually have "all four months of spring" who are allergic to grass, but the rest are okay.
Miralles explains that patients suffering from various pollen allergies in the Murcia region are "very dry and very mild throughout the year, so they can be wrong all year round due to the climate characteristics of the community." Winter is generally not very long, It is gentle. "
Thus, the Murcia region has certain winter pollen, such as Artemisia, which supplies water in December and January. According to Miralles, people with allergic reactions can be exacerbated by respiratory symptoms, rhinitis, and sometimes asthma on Christmas Day.
In January or early February, the hinoki begins to pollinate until April, and the shaded plane and grass begin to flow before the effect ends. In the spring, olives and grass continue, and amarantáceas are added in the spring and summer. There is also a parietaria that supplies water in spring. There is another outbreak of Amanthin in the fall, and the wall system and the grass are coming.
"In fact, we have patients who are sensitive to different kinds of pollen that are affected throughout the year," Miralles laughs.