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Allergic Reaction To Crab Meat Symptoms
Can you have a allergic reaction to crab 4 hours after eating it ? And would a late reaction be life threatening?
Unusual: Allergic reactions to food , except for red meat, usually occurs within 2 hours after ingestion. However I would urge you to see an allergist to get tested before you touch crab again. Usually the earlier the onset , the more severe the reaction. But delayed anaphylaxis (2-8 hrs later) can also be life-threatening. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
My 9 yr old daughter ate fresh crab tonight n within minutes was ichy n had red knuckkes.. Appears to be a mild allergic reaction to shell fish.
I am allergic to seafood but i can eat tunafish and breaded shrimp can I eat lobster and crab without having an allergic reaction?
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 crustacean (shrimp). Therefore you are not allergic to seafood. Lobsters and crabs are crustaceans and share the same allergy inducing protein tropomyosin. It does not appear you are allergic to that or you would have had trouble with shrimp. ...Read more
I have an allergy to Crab and Shrimp. My prenatal vitamin contain a DHA (anchovy, sardine and mackerel) Will this give me an allergic reaction?
Not likely. : You have a shellfish allergy and the fish oils in the vit don't contain shellfish oil. Very important for you to take these vits. ...Read more
When i eat lobster, crab, & shrimp my stomach starts to bubble and makes my stomach feel full.So I have to throw up is that an allergic reaction?
Check with your doc: Blood testing for allergies has become much more accurate. Check with your doc if you should have some screening. ...Read more
Crabs and nutrition: I'm hoping you don't mean the kind of "crabs" that crawl on your skin? The seafood crab meat can be very nutritious -- a source of protein and many minerals your body needs. It can also be high in sodium and cholesterol, though. Taken in context it can be a healthy food to eat. For specific details: http://tinyurl.Com/5rq2j8l. ...Read more
Limit to 12 oz./week:
Authorities advise limiting most seafood to 12 oz per week to minimize mercury exposure, but there are benefits to moderate seafood consumption too. Seafood high in mercury like tuna should be limited even more, while seafood with the lowest mercury like wild salmon & sardines can be eaten more. See
http://www.Babycenter.Com/0_eating-fish-during-pregnancy-how-to-avoid-mercury-and-still_10319861.Bc. ...Read more
Sushi & pregnancy.: Sushi should be avoided during pregnancy for two reasons. (1) risk of bacterial infection complicating the pregnancy. (2) risk of exposure to mercury complicating the pregnancy. Certainly not worth the risk during pregnancy. Cooked sushi or vegetable-only sushi should be fine, but then we'd worry about the person making the sushi having washed his hands after handling raw fish. ...Read more
Crab cakes i ate (6 weeks pregnant) had been prepared but not cooked (well, crab meat already cooked) a few days in advance. Would I have gotten sick if?
Lots of things!: There are lots of web sites that offer specific recipes for people with food allergies, or you can purchase foods that don't contain wheat. An internet search for 'wheat allergy recipes' will help. ...Read more
I'm a 43 yr old female with allergies to meat & dairy. Do I risk developing autoimmune disease or other illness if I don't eliminate these foodd?
IgE-mediated allergy: True food allergies or IgE-mediated allergies to cows milk and meat would not put you at risk for developing an autoimmune disease. If you are truly allergic then you should strictly eliminate these foods from your diet as even small, accidental exposures can cause life-threatening reactions. Sounds like you might need to discuss your concerns with allergist or primary doctor to determine risks. ...Read more
Dieting is never fun: First avoid the foods to which you are allergic. With any luck some will be fattening ones. Then eat fewer calories with the foods that are left. You may find it useful to consult with a clinical nutritionist. You look marvelous already. ...Read more
Developed so many food allergies during last pregnancy(1yr ago) now I can't hardly eat anything but meat-could these go away if I got pregnant again?
More details: I am not aware of pregnancy creating food allergies and wonder what your reactions have been and to which foods. If you had severe morning sickness during the pregnancy, the reactions to food now may well be psychological. Consult an allergist if you want this problem resolved. ...Read more
Have unknown food allergies- been eating unseasoned red meats, asparagus w pure olive oil no sauces- still geting sick-could it b red meat?
YesAlpha Gal Allergy: Galactose alpha 1,3 galactose (a.k.a Alpha gal allergy) You may have reactions 3-6 hours after eating mammalian meats. You should be able to eat Poultry and fish. Be careful! Some people are so sensitive that you may have trouble with cross-contamination. Sandwich shops, grilled foods with mixture of juices, Fast foods with beef flavorings. Even rice made with beef bullion. ...Read more
Depends: Crab allergy is a shellfish allergy and can develop at any time during adulthood. Why some adults can consume crabs their entire life without any problems and others can go on to develop symptoms is unknown. Shellfish allergy is a common adult allergen and symptoms can vary from one accidental exposure to the next so avoidance once symptoms develop is the best way to manage. ...Read more
Probably: It's important to read food labels when dealing with food allergies. Typically imitation crab is fish with artificial flavor and color. Be sure to read label just to make sure. ...Read more
If you are sensitive: If you are sensitive to the proteins in these foods, your body makes antibodies that recognize them and set off an allergic reaction. Most foods have the potential of causing allergies, but a few are more likely and shellfish are among the 8 most common food allergens. ...Read more
Varies: Immediate reactions to a food can include hives, feelings of throat tightening and itching, shortness of breath, flushing of the skin and overwhelm feeling of doom. This can develop into nausea and vomiting as well as diarrhea. Some foods can cause a delayed skin reaction such as eczema and not always the immediate reaction. As always consult with your doctor get tested and avoid possible foods. ...Read more
Yes but...: Migraine is a complex cascade of neurologic symptoms, the most prominent being the pain. Other effects of migraine include vision changes, loss of muscle control, changes in normal mental function. Migraine is triggered by a long list which can include medications, foods, environmental stimuli, the usual triggers are not true allergies, but an allergic reaction can be happening at the same t. ...Read more
Antibiotic allergy: Antibiotic allergies can clear up in a day or last up to six months. Fortunately, most resolve relatively quickly, over a few days. We do not yet know why some persist for a long time and require strong medications like oral steroids (e.g. Prednisone) in order to settle down. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Cream, spray, or oral pills. If severe, see your doctor. Use nitrile condoms next time (but please always use a condom). ...Read more
It is possible: Red #40 (Allura Red) has been associated with hyperactivity. ...Read more
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