ASTIM ALLERJI IMMUNOLOJI, vol.17, no.2, pp.115-117, 2019 (ESCI)
Dried thyme, black pepper and honey are widely used worldwide. However, systemic allergic reactions to these substances are rarely reported. Here we report a 45-year-old case with multiple severe anaphylaxis to thyme, black pepper, honey and wasp, that occurred at different times. Her reactions to thyme, black pepper and wasp were IgE-mediated as confirmed with skin prick tests and/or serology. It was not possible to determine the underlying etiology of her honey allergy. Still, with her history and the risk of systemic reactions with bee secretions and/or pollen protein content of honey, she was advised not to consume any traces of the causative foods and informed about bee avoidance.