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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 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.
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.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (s ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to pr ... Read More

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