Allergic reaction to raw ginger?

Posted by msmona51 @msmona51, Mon, Apr 6 5:22pm

Am I the only person who can’t take the smell of raw ginger
My husband peels and boil raw ginger in large amounts to make ginger tea
Every time I inhale the aroma I get a headache a stuffy nose and a fullness in my chest

Hi @msmona51, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You'll notice that I modified the title of your post to reflect your message. Have you ever been tested to see if you are allergic to ginger root? Have you ever reacted to foods containing fresh ginger?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @msmona51, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You'll notice that I modified the title of your post to reflect your message. Have you ever been tested to see if you are allergic to ginger root? Have you ever reacted to foods containing fresh ginger?

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No I haven’t never knew it was a known allergen

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@colleenyoung

Hi @msmona51, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You'll notice that I modified the title of your post to reflect your message. Have you ever been tested to see if you are allergic to ginger root? Have you ever reacted to foods containing fresh ginger?

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Never really cooked with fresh ginger always used processed ginger
My hubby is on a wellness kick and now makes a fresh ginger and pineapple juice
I’m 68 and stopped eating foods with garlic and /or Ginger about 5 years ago due to my IBS and Gastroperesis

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@msmona51

Never really cooked with fresh ginger always used processed ginger
My hubby is on a wellness kick and now makes a fresh ginger and pineapple juice
I’m 68 and stopped eating foods with garlic and /or Ginger about 5 years ago due to my IBS and Gastroperesis

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Hi @msmona51 Welcome to Connect. I have never boiled raw ginger, perhaps that increases the smell of it, but I love ginger and try to keep some candied ginger in the house. As @colleenyoung commented, perhaps you have an allergy to it. To me, ginger and pineapple juice sounds delicious! I also do not eat garlic but that of course is not a relative of ginger as far as I know.
JK

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Thanks
I think I will ask for an allergy test for food odors

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