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Allergic Reaction To Fish Oil
Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more
Important : Important to find out the type of fish first, making sure to differentiate a bony fish from a crustacean .Once that is figured out a blood or skin test is available to help determine what you are allergic to.This can be performed in an allergists office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fish oil vs shellfis: Generally fish oil is produced from oily type fish ie bluefish or salmon so it should be safe to take for people with true shellfish allergies. Krill because it is a type of shrimp - may be more of a challenge - if possible i would stick to fish oil. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have a nut allergy. Can touching certain dog food containing nuts, or using cosmetics with shea nut oil cause a reaction?
Neosporin: Neosporin is a very common allergen, as is Bacitracin (both are very commonly used). Interestingly, neither is better than vaseline at preventing infection, but both are usually better at treating one. So, if you have a scratch, simple use of vaseline (or equivalent) is best to prevent an infection, and save the antibiotics for a proven infection. Stop using neosporin if it causes a rash for u. ...Read more
No.: Allergy to the pollen from olive trees does not cause an allergy to the fruit (the olive). However, you can still have an allergy to both, but by separate and different ige antibodies. Ige is the type of antibody your immune system makes to things which you are allergic and it is very specific for each allergy. ...Read more
I am allergic to shrimp but can eat crab and fish. I am also allergic to seaweed. Also very allergic to iodine swab on skin. Can I take fish oil??
Pumpkin: These are in different botanical families so they generally do not but allergy is a hereditory disorder and food allergic folks sometimes react spuriously to any foods. ...Read more
Yes: Shellfish all have very similar proteins and cross reactions can occur. ...Read more
Red krill oil capsules: apart from allergy to shellfish what other things in it that can cause a reaction?
Gelatin: Several products available, but most have: krill oil, omega-3 fatty acids, epa (eicosapentaenoic acid), dha (docosahaxaenoic acid), gelatin , glycerin , sorbitol , water , and vanillin. A small proportion of people are allergic to gelatin. The rest of those ingredients are not considered harmful or risky for persons with allergies. ...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
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