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Uvular Edema Resulting from Use of Ecballium elaterium | Abstract
Journal of Allergy & Therapy

Journal of Allergy & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-6121

Abstract

Uvular Edema Resulting from Use of Ecballium elaterium

Reyhan Cetinkaya and Busra Aydin

Ecballium elaterium, common name squirting cucumber juice is used for the symptomatic treatment of rhinosinusitis in folk medicine. There are reports of allergic reactions of this plant in the literatüre. It has strong anti-inflammatory effect and people in the eastern Mediterranean region widely use this fruit juice for rhinitis and sinusitis. We presented a case of uvular edema caused by this plant.

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