Charlotte Jefferson, 25-year-old woman was diagnosed with salicylate intolerance. She will experience severe itching and even coughing up blood when eating certain foods. This includes vegetables and fruits that contain salicylates, which are natural chemicals in fruits and vegetables.
Jefferson once rushed to hospital after she consumed tomatoes and pears. Similarly, when she ate food spices that made her throat swell until she had difficulty breathing.
“I’ve been hospitalized for this condition. I worry when eating pears or spices again, it could kill me,” Jefferson said as quoted from the Daily Mail.
Mother of three children must also avoid a long list of foods, such as shellfish, smoked and canned meats, all fruits except bananas, broccoli, cucumber, vegetable oil, yogurt, jams, fruit drinks, soft drinks, sauces, table sauces, spices, biscuits, sweets and puddings.
While traveling wherever she must also carry an EpiPen, a device containing a shot of adrenaline as an emergency treatment. She also claimed to have a bowl of porridge it every day for breakfast.
“If I go out with my friends, I have to call in advance to ask a lot of questions about what they cook. I was told by a nutritionist if I eat pears, it can kill me. I suffer from depression because I could not live Normal.”
Salicylate which is a natural chemical found in plant is commonly used as a mixture of anti-pain medications such as aspirin. Sensitivity effects on different people. Including headaches and stomachaches. The most severe is anaphylaxis, which is life-threatening reaction that makes a person lose consciousness and organ failure, as happened in this Jefferson.
The fruits with high salicylic are apricots, avocados, blackberries, oranges, pineapple, prunes, raisins and strawberries. Pears contain high levels of moderate if peeled first. While the vegetables with high levels of salicylate levels are chili, cucumber, radishes and tomatoes.