A 25-year-old male asked:
When i eat fish i get itchy scalp dry skin and thinning hair my doctor take prick test fish allergy but was negative i don't understand what is this?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumnehanswered
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Not all related: I can see itchy scalp as a possible allergy but eating fish cannot immediately cause you to have thinning hair and dry skin. This is related to a more chronic cause, did you get your thyroid checked? Did you see a dermatologist? You may have an unrelated skin condition.
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Dr. Scott Dyeranswered
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
May not be allergy: Allergic reactions generally occur immediately. Can get hives, angioedema, wheezing, runny nose, sneezing, nausea, vomitting, or diarrhea. Dry itchy skin is not a sign of an allergic reaction, but could be eczema flaring from ingestion of a triggering food.
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Last updated Aug 29, 2016
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