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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 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 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or claritin: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works well but can be sedating, or paradoxically might cause hyperactivity. Claritin is a nice alternative, working for 24 ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
36 years experience General Surgery
Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) : Allergy medicines are usully antihistamines first generation antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) often make people sleepy. Second genera ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Depends: The choice of allergy medication depends on symptoms. There are several good over the counter antihistamines. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
It depends...: living with a cat or not. First, Keep the cat out of your living areas especially the bedroom. If living with a cat you need to take allergy medicatio ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many choices: There is no magic pill out there and it all depends on what symptoms your are trying to treat. A decongestant for a cold or flu is available is many d ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: I occasionally use Benedryl in a infant if they get hives with a food reaction. Beyond that, antihistamines have little use in early childhood. Small ... Read More

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