Mustard Allergy

A mustard allergy is less common in the United States, than in Europe, but not unheard of here. There have been cases recorded of severe anaphylactic reactions to mustard. There are many recorded cases of mustard allergies seen in France, Spain, and Sweden.   There is a strong association between a mustard allergy and a mugwort pollen sensitivity.  Mustard allergy is now the fourth leading cause of food allergy in French children, after milk, eggs, and peanuts! Many cases of mustard reaction do experience anaphylaxis!  Mustard allergy may be hard to diagnose because  the natural skin irritation of the product makes scratch testing difficult to achieve accurate results. The best way to confirm an allergy to mustard is with a RAST test, or an oral challenge.

Mustard is found in  condiments,  cheese and egg dishes, curries, sausages, deli meats, salad dressings, barbecue sauces and some topical ointments for pain relief.


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2 Responses to Mustard Allergy

  1. Kim Lutz April 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    Hi Jenny,

    I’m so glad you left a post at Allergy-Friendly Friday so that I could find your great site. Thanks for all of the quality information.


    • Multiplefoodallergyhelp~Jenny April 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

      Thank you SO much!~It is a labor of love! I am glad you like what I am trying to provide! I really appreciate hearing from you! Have a great weekend!~Jenny

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