Pomegranate Side Effects

Although many people will typically not experience any significant problems when consuming pomegranates, side effects are still possible. One of the possible side effects of pomegranates is an allergic reaction. Even if you have consumed pomegranates before, it is still possible to have an allergic reaction to them. Because these reactions can become life threatening, make sure to contact your healthcare provider right away if you are experiencing any signs of an allergic reaction.

Does Pomegranate Cause Side Effects?

For most people, pomegranates do not cause significant side effects. However, allergic reactions are possible, even in people who have eaten pomegranates for years. Because these reactions can be quite dangerous, it is important to know the possible signs and symptoms.
 
It is important to note that studies using pomegranates for medical uses have been quite small, probably too small to learn much information about possible pomegranate side effects. It is possible that there are pomegranate side effects that are not yet known.
 

Serious Pomegranate Side Effects

There are a number of different signs and symptoms of a serious pomegranate reaction, such as:
 
  • An unexplained rash, hives, or itching
  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat
  • Difficulty swallowing.
     
Remember, even if you have consumed pomegranates before, you can still have an allergic reaction. Because these reactions can become life threatening, seek medical attention immediately if you think you may be having an allergic reaction to pomegranates.
 

Final Thoughts on Pomegranate Side Effects

If you think you are experiencing a pomegranate side effect, please let your healthcare provider know. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a pomegranate side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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