Have you heard about this crazy side effect from a tick bite? Some people have reported an allergy to red meet after they’ve been bitten by a tick. As it turns out – this is documented and acknowledged as clinically true.
The meat allergy is triggered by a tick called the Lone Star Tick. The symptoms appear a few hours after eating meat. They include symptoms like hives and potentially anaphylactic shock.
The immune system in people is as different as a fingerprint. So the different types of meat allergy that result from the Lone Star Tick bite could vary. The allergy is due to a reaction to a type of sugar found in beef, lamb, pork, and other red meats.
Although the Lone Star Tick is named after the marking on its back, the allergy is now documented across many states. The ticks are very small but in all cases of tick bites, check your whole body if you venture into the woods, especially if you’re a carnivore.
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