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Glossary for Food Allergy -- watermelon

  • Allergy-like conditions: Medical conditions with similar effects to those of allergies.
  • Anaphylaxis: A rare, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.
  • Cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Food Allergy -- fruit: A fruit allergy is an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to fruit or food containing fruit. This type of allergy is rare and serious reactions are very rare. Cooking the fruit may reduce or eliminate the reaction. The specific symptoms that can result can vary considerably amongst patients e.g. skin, respiratory and behavioral symptoms.
  • Food allergies: Immune over-reaction to an eaten food.
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Itchy eye: The sensation of and urge to, scratch the eye
  • Plant-related conditions: Medical conditions related to biological plants.
  • Red eye: Redness of the eyes
  • Runny nose: Rhinitis is the medical term describing irritation and inflammation of some internal areas of the nose
  • Sore eyes: The occurrence of eyes which are very sore
  • Watery eye: Watering or tearing eyes


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