Case Report - Journal of Clinical Immunology Research (2022) Volume 5, Issue 4
Spices associated hypersensitivity type 1: A case report.
Spices are essential components in day to day life and are beneficial in different ways to human health apart from taste enhancer. Few spices have direct or indirect role in boosting immune system due to their medicinal properties. On the other side these may be dangerous to health for few people. Few spices comprise capsaicinoids and alkaloid like compounds. Sometimes immune system recognizes capsaicinoids and alkaloid incorrectly as allergens. Here the spices hypersensitivity starts. Allergic reactions may occur immediately or sometimes few hours later of the exposure. In this case also reactions like; hyperacidity, stomach pains, sweating, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea happen almost immediately after exposure to the spices.Author(s): Rachel Githiomi, Kennedy Muna, Naomi Waiganjo