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Doctor insights on: Allergic Reaction To Crab Meat Symptoms

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Can you have a allergic reaction to crab 4 hours after eating it? And would a late reaction be life threatening?

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

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Can you get an allergic reaction from a crab apple tree?

Can you get an allergic reaction from a crab apple tree?

Allergy: Allergy can occur to almost any protein that is foreign to the human body, and crab apple tree pollen could be an allergen. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Allergy or not: Could be a shellfish allergy, but she'll fish in some people can directly release limited amounts of histamine causing mild skin symptoms usually quantity related. Check with your pcp or a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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I am allergic to seafood but I can eat tunafish and breaded shrimp can I eat lobster and crab without having an allergic reaction?

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

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Crabs from time to time. What is the story per nutrition health for eating this crab meat?

Crabs from time to time. What is the story per nutrition health for eating this crab meat?

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

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How much crab meat is too much during pregnancy?

How much crab meat is too much during pregnancy?

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

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How much imitation crab meat in sushi is ok to eat while pregnant?

How much imitation crab meat in sushi is ok to eat while pregnant?

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

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What do people with wheat allergies eat besides meat?

What do people with wheat allergies eat besides meat?

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

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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?

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

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How do I diet with food allergies? Just don't eat anything but greens and meat and fruit?

How do I diet with food allergies? Just don't eat anything but greens and meat and fruit?

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

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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?

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

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Have unknown food allergies- been eating unseasoned red meats, asparagus w pure olive oil no sauces- still geting sick-could it b red meat?

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

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Can crab allergies cause headaches?

Can crab allergies cause headaches?

Possibly: Allergic reactions to food usually result in hives, itching, breathing problems, throat swelling or GI symptoms but could include headache. Some foods commonly trigger headaches in migraine suffered such as chocolate or aged cheese. These are not true food allergies. ...Read more

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What can cause crab allergies?

What can cause crab allergies?

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

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Have eaten softshell crabs and crabcakes for years. Tell me please what causes crab allergies?

Have eaten softshell crabs and crabcakes for years. Tell me please what causes crab allergies?

Shellfish protein: The part of the crab (or shellfish) that most commonly leads to allergy is the protein found in the food. I would recommend skin testing to crab and other shellfish at an allergist's office. ...Read more

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What causes crab allergies? Shrimp allergy?

What causes crab allergies? Shrimp allergy?

Muscle protein: The allergen in shrimp and crab is probably a common allergen called tropomyosin which is a muscle protein. ...Read more

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