Rapeseed Oil Allergy

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Rapeseed oil allergy appears in different forms like sneezing, wheezing, itching, headache, to name a few. Reasons behind the allergy are the chemical constituents of the rapeseed which often triggers the immune system of the body to produce antibodies. The allergic reactions are not serious in nature but if the symptoms like troubled breathing prevail for few hours, one should immediately seek medical attention.


 


Factors Behind Rapeseed Oil Allergies


 


Rapeseed oil is known to have organic compounds viz. terpenes and aldehydes which are the irritant factor causing several allergic reactions. On contact with these antigens, the body’s immune system responds by producing immunoglobulin E (IgE) and histamine. These antibodies in turn interact with the organic compounds of rapeseed oil and results into several allergic reactions.


 


Symptoms of Rapeseed Oil Allergy


 


The specific symptoms of rapeseed oil vary among different individuals. Some turn to be very simple which can be treated with simple medications while other individuals may suffer from life threatening allergic reactions. So, let’s have a look on some of the common symptoms of rapeseed oil allergies.


 


  • Itching

  • Wheezing

  • Sneezing

  • Red eyes

  • Itchy eyes

  • Tearing eyes

  • Runny nose

  • Persistent upward rubbing of nose

  • Itchy throat

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Dark circles under eyes

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Headache

  • Asthma


 


Prevention And Cure Of Rapeseed Oil Allergies


 


As we saw that rapeseed oil results into several allergic reactions which are troublesome in nature. So, it becomes important to know how to prevent them and if by accident we tend to suffer from any of the abovementioned allergies, what should be our plan of action.


 


  • The best way to prevent rapeseed oil allergy is to avoid its usage if you find yourself sensitive to the oil.

  • Always read the ingredients label of any product you purchase and ensure that it doesn’t constitutes rapeseed oil.

  • If you come across the allergies, immediately consult your doctor for proper medication.


 


Medications For Rapeseed Oil Allergy


 


There have been some important treatment methods to cure the allergies caused by rapeseed oil. But one should never take them on their own instead; always consult a doctor for proper dosage and administration. The treatment may occur in following ways depending on the severity of the allergic reactions.


 


  • Antihistamines

  • Eyedrops like ketotifen, ketorolac

  • Beta agonists

  • Corticosteroids

  • Oral steroids


 


Thus, as soon as you find that you have symptoms of rapeseed oil allergy, take required steps so that the situation doesn’t worsens further.


 


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