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lobster allergy in children

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Long time: Peanut, tree nut and shellfish allergies tend be very long lived allergies.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Yes: Lobster is related to shrimp and crab. Each of these is a common cause of life threatening allergy. If you are having symptoms after eating any of t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Life long usually.: Most shellfish allergy is life long. Repeat testing and possible oral challenge may help determine if the allergy has resolved.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qura Rashid
6 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Seafood Allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case lobster will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closu ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sensitization.: A positive immunocap ige or allergy prick test to food is at best 50% predictive of a positive response on food challenge. Usually, the higher the r ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Absolutely NOT!: Do not eat any shellfish until after you have been seen by a board certified allergist and told that you are not allergic to shellfish. Doing so may ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Seafood: In genetic susceptible individuals these seafood contain proteins that can cause allergies.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
37 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Maybe allergic: Could be.I suggest that you discuss with an allergist and get tested.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Coughing: Hard to answer without more information and examination
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not Exactly: What is passed genetically from parent to child is the propensity to develop atopy (such as eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergies) but usu ... Read More
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