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What should I be taking for this allergic reaction to lobster

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Not un usual: An allergic reaction can sometimes be delayed for 4 to 8 hrs after exposure. Would see an allergist to investigate this further.

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Difficult to answer: Seafood includes shellfish and fish. Shellfish includes mollusks and crustaceans. You describe being able to eat a sea dwelling fish (tuna) and a cr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: Blood testing for allergies has become much more accurate. Check with your doc if you should have some screening.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Seafood: In genetic susceptible individuals these seafood contain proteins that can cause allergies.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Ace inhibitor: Allergic reactions to ace inhibitors usually last about 48 hours, but protracted reactions have occurred for much longer periods especially with angio ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: I depends on the half-life of the medication, In order words, how long the med stays in your system.
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A male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Could be: Should discuss this w/your dr to confirm, but if having rash/hives/swelling, then yes, allergic to cephalosporins also.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Varies: Mostly with in 2 hours.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Varies: If severely allergic, symptoms such as itching, hives, or wheezing can start immediately, or may develop 30 minutes to 4 hours after taking it. Milder ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Usually forever: It is very rare to have an allergic reaction the first time one takes a medication.
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