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About Our Honey Allergy Test
This IgE allergy test uses a blood sample to determine if you are allergic to honey.
Honey is produced by domesticated and many wild bees from flower nectar and other plant secretions. The color of honey varies, from nearly colorless to deep red-amber. This mainly occurs according to the type of nectar from which it is made. In general, the darker the color of the honey, the stronger the flavor. Since honey is made from many plant sources, any of the parent plants' pollen may be found in the honey and may result in an allergic reaction if the individual has specific pollen allergies.
Honey allergies are rare but can be a serious health condition. Increased consumption of honey in food may raise the rate of honey-related allergic reactions, therefore confirming a honey allergy is advantageous.
Mild symptoms of an allergic reaction to honey include:
- Bumps on the skin
- Itchy throat
- Watery eyes
- Hives or a rash
- Runny nose
While severe allergic reactions caused by honey are rare, it is important to be able to recognize the symptoms of anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic response to a food allergy that quickly escalates to a life-threatening situation.
Symptoms of anaphylaxis include:
- Trouble breathing
- Hives or swelling
- Tightness of the throat
- Abdominal pain
- Low blood pressure
- Rapid heartbeat
- Cardiac arrest
HealthLabs.com offers an easier, virtually pain-free blood test to determine the allergen status of substances without the irritation of traditional skin prick tests.
- Tests are administered at any of our 4,500+ nationwide locations
- Typical time to administer the test is 10-15 minutes
- Accurate results within 1 to 3 days