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Allergic Reaction To Shrimp Symptoms
Only if allergic now: Seafood allergy can present at any time even after having tolerated the seafood many times before. Even after a long interval of not eating a particular food, it should be well tolerated unless that person has developed a new allergy. The initial reaction of a food allergy can be mild or severe and life threatening. An allergist can perform skin tests to assess if a shrimp allergy has occurred. ...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
Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to shrimp if you are just near by when someone else is eating shrimp?
Can u developed an allergic reaction to shrimp? I've never been allergic to seafood. I had red/itchy bumps on my face.
Yes: While most shrimp allergy occurs whether cooked or not, sometimes foods are more allergenic if raw or partially cooked. ...Read more
If I have an allergic reaction only to undercooked shrimp, wouldn't i just be allergic to shrimp all the time?
Shrimp allergy: Many foods have multiple allergens some of which may be destroyed by cooking. Most of time people react to cooked shrimp but it is possible to only be allergic to the protein which are destroyed by cooking. However over time you could develop allergy to cooked shrimp as well. ...Read more
Exercise induced: Food associated anaphylaxis is uncommon, but can happen. Wheat and shrimp are the most common culprits. Patients can eat the food without exercising, or exercise without eating the food and be fine. Be very careful to not eat shrimp within 4 hours of exercise and i would suggest not at all on exercise days. You should also see an allergist and have an Epipen (epinephrine) available. ...Read more
Food allergy: If the history is persistent that you have difficulty breathing 2-4 hours after eating shrimp and exercise, you might have exercise induced food anaphylaxis syndrome. Try to avoid shrimp and avoiding exercising within 4 hours after having a meal. You should have a work out buddy in case you develop anaphylaxis during exercise. Carry an Epinephrine autoinjector at all time and see a specialist. ...Read more
Could be: Patients are allergic to shellfish. This could be a manifestation of an allergy. ...Read more
Can I have developed an allergy to shrimp or is the seasoning the culprit? I have eaten seafood all my life including shrimp. I recently had some shrimp that i had an allergic reaction to. I beleive it was the seasoning i may have been allergic to.
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