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Is it normal to have a mild allergic reaction to shrimp if you haven't had it in a long time?

Is it normal to have a mild allergic reaction to shrimp if you haven't had it in a long time?

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

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Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to shrimp if you are just near by when someone else is eating shrimp?

Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to shrimp if you are just  near by when someone else is eating shrimp?

Yes, its possible: Aerosolized allergens has been mostly discussed in the literature with peanut allergy, but it can occur with other food allergens as well. Most importantly, if you think you are allergic to shrimp or other shellfish, see an allergist to be tested. ...Read more

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Can u developed an allergic reaction to shrimp? I've never been allergic to seafood. I had red/itchy bumps on my face.

Can u developed an allergic reaction to shrimp? I've never been allergic to seafood. I had red/itchy bumps on my face.

Yes: Yes, shrimp and other shellfish allergy can develop in adults and is actually quite common. If the red itchy bumps are appearing soon after ingesting shrimp defiantly could be allergy. Avoid shellfish for now and see allergist for confirmatory testing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get an allergic reaction from undercooked shrimp?

Is it possible to get an allergic reaction from undercooked shrimp?

Yes: While most shrimp allergy occurs whether cooked or not, sometimes foods are more allergenic if raw or partially cooked. ...Read more

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If I have an allergic reaction only to undercooked shrimp, wouldn't i just be allergic to shrimp all the time?

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

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What to do if I have allergic reaction if I do exercise after eating shrimps?

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

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I have allergic reaction if I do exercise after eating shrimps. How to prevent this?

I have allergic reaction if I do exercise after eating shrimps. How to prevent this?

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

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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.

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.

Based : Based on your history of eating shrimp it is more likely the seasoning is the culprit. One other possibility is that the shrimp was spoiled. The only way to determine if you have a true allergy is to have a sensitivity test performed. ...Read more

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