Mustard

The in a to is found in the mustard seed used to make the mustard. An allergy to mustard seed is rare in the Netherlands.

Examples of ingredients and products that may contain mustard 

  • All types of mustard;
  • dressings;
  • soups;
  • sauces;
  • mayonnaise;
  • ketchup;
  • ready meals;
  • table acids;
  • herb and spice mixes;
  • piccalilli.

of mustard allergy: Symptoms of mustard allergy are similar to other food allergies: respiratory symptoms, gastrointestinal symptoms, skin symptoms, angioedema and anaphylaxis. Respiratory symptoms manifest as:

  • inflamed nasal mucosa;
  • Coughing or tickling cough;
  • sneezing;
  • audible or wheezing;
  • tightness of the chest;
  • mucus formation;
  • asthma.

Symptoms of the gastrointestinal tract are manifested as:

  • abdominal pain;
  • nausea;
  • vomiting;
  • colic or intestinal cramps;
  • inflammations of the oesophagus, stomach lining;
  • diarrhoea;
  • constipation;
  • sometimes mucus or blood in stool.

Skin complaints may include:

  • hives (urticaria) acute or chronic;
  • hives; this is the most acute reaction with intense itching;
  • Atopic eczema;
  • fluid accumulation under the skin; when you draw lines on the skin, they remain visible;

Angioedema can occur all over the body, with localised fluid accumulation in the face: especially under the eyes, on the lips and in the cheeks (cheek pouches). In the throat area, life-threatening glottisoedema can occur. This severely impedes breathing.Anaphylaxis, severe general reactions throughout the body, manifests as:

  • Initial tingling in mouth, throat, cheeks or tongue;
  • Local hives (urticaria);
  • Then reactions in many organs;
  • often with predominant severe asthma;
  • finally, a drop in blood pressure;
  • shock.

Point of attention: 

  • Note the components of mustard seed; seeds and flour.
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