Tomato Allergy Do you think you are suffering from a tomato allergy? Has your mouth ever tickled or has your chest ever felt tight after eating a salad or some salsa? Have you ever felt a little irritation after taking a bite out of pizza or a nice tomato sandwich? You may be allergic to tomatoes and not even realize it! Food allergies are becoming more prevalent in our society. Even as the occurrences of tomato allergies are very rare, the symptoms can still be very serious. They can also resemble different symptoms of other food allergies. We must be informed and be able to understand the differences in food intolerances and real true allergies.
Food intolerance—Body’s chemical reaction can cause severe and unpleasant symptoms
Food Allergies—Can be fatal. Caused by coming into contact with the juices, skin, or even the seeds of the tomato.
Tomato allergies are known as type-1 allergy. The term that is used for type-1 allergy is a contact allergy. Contact allergies include:
- animal dander
Always keep track of your symptoms when an unknown allergy attack strikes. Write them down every time. Symptoms of food allergies usually happen right after the food is eaten. Always keep you doctor informed of you symptoms and what time they happen, to make sure your doctor has ever ounce of information.
People allergic to tomato can experience allergy symptoms after coming in contact with tomatoes, products with traces of tomato including:
- pizzas containing tomato pastes
- everything that has tomato leaves, stem and seeds.
- Also, it has been known that if you are allergic to tomatoes you may also have allergic reactions from potatoes and green peppers.
Symptoms of a Tomato Allergy include:
- rashes on the facial and other skin
- tingling of the lips
- itching in the eyes and cheeks
- runny nose
- oral ulcers
- mood disorders
- swelling of the lips and face
- muscle pains
- bed wetting
- physical signs mimicking arthritis etc.
A person with Tomato Allergy hardly ever goes through symptoms and signs like breathing problems and anaphylactic shock.
Symptoms appear right after eating a meal with tomatoes. They usually begin to appear soon after having tomatoes in the meal. Tomato allergies are also linked with other allergy symptoms after eating other plants, like potatoes and eggplants because the tomato plant is connected to these other plants with genetics. So you should avoid having any of these other plants if you have tomato allergies.
If you or anyone you know have ever gone through any of the symptoms above after you have come in contact with a tomato or a food that contains some kind of a tomato extract, it is probably because you are allergic to tomatoes. Immediately get ahold of a doctor and tell him or her about your Tomato Allergy symptoms.