Hi my name is Jules and Im allergic to meat. 22052017 After a Lone Star tick bite the following food allergy symptoms can occur with the ingestion of red meat including beef pork lamb or venison.
Lone Star ticks range from the Southeast through the Eastern United States and bites from the arachnids are known to cause a rare allergy to galactose-α-13-galactose α-gal a type of sugar found in beef pork lamb and other red meats.
Signs of meat allergy from tick bite. In some cases the human immune system develops an allergic response to that sugar. Sharing more about their story they said. It can cause hives itching swelling difficulty.
23012018 Researchers have identified cases of rare red meat allergy linked to tick bites. 30082017 Most patients wont exhibit symptoms for at least two to six hours after ingesting a meal. Stuffy or runny nose.
The symptoms that one should look out for are. 29042019 The main complication of tick bite-induced red meat allergy is anaphylaxis which can be life-threatening. 20092020 My allergy was so extreme that if my family cooked meat inside our kitchen and I breathed in the fumes my throat would start to itch and swell and Id start coughing and have trouble breathing.
If you think you may have AGS go talk to your healthcare provider. Anaphylaxis signs and symptoms include airway constriction swelling of the throat a severe drop in blood pressure a high pulse rate and dizziness. 16102019 As compared to any other type of an allergic reaction the allergic reaction to meat is delayed in time with the signs and symptoms typically develop within three to six hours of contact with meat.
The significant delay between eating red meat and an allergic reaction can make it challenging to connect the culprit foods to symptoms. 06102020 Symptoms commonly appear 3-6 hours after eating meat or exposure to products containing alpha-gal for example gelatin-coated medications. 05102018 Signs and symptoms can include hives itching swelling of the lips tongue face and throat shortness of breath abdominal pain diarrhea nausea and vomiting.
Thus a connection between the meal and the allergic reaction is not easily made. 09052019 Early signs of anaphylaxis may include a metallic taste burning tingling or itching of the tongue or mouth headache and feelings of fear. Because Alpha-Gal is also found in red meat a bite by the Lone Star tick may translate to an allergic reaction to anything from beef hamburgers to bacon.
30062019 If youre experiencing symptoms that feel out of the ordinarysay your stomach hurts at midnight after eating red meat and you have a history of tick bites. Likelihood of tick bite to cause red meat allergy could be higher than previously thought. Hives or skin rash Nausea stomach cramps indigestion vomiting diarrhea.
24022019 University of North Carolina Health Care. 06082018 The allergy is best diagnosed with a blood test checking a persons sensitization to these meats. Repeated tick bites can potentially cause the antibody level of Alpha-Gal to rise worsening reactions.
17062021 They revealed it caused them to develop alpha-gal syndromewhich means theyre now allergic to red meat. AGS reactions can be different from person-to-person and can range from mild to severe or even life-threatening.