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Allergic To Shrimp
History and testing: Food allergy is diagnosed by taking the patient history and if the history is consistent with an allergic reaction ( they ate the food and had lip swelling , tongue swelling, hives, itchiness, trouble breathing, passing out and the like) than skin testing would be performed to confirm the suspected food. ...Read more
Possible yes: However unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Allergy testing food: Your response to a shrimp skin test can give you a pretty good idea of how allergic you are. You could also have a blood test. It is important not to try eating shrimp if you have had a serious allergic reaction to a food and you think it is shrimp. It could be dangerous to eat a food you think you are allergic to. The only way to be sure the test is correct though, is to eat it in the dr office. ...Read more
I just found out that I am allergic to shrimp I still want to continue eating it. Are their any cures?
If someone puts shrimp appetizers on a tray alongside others and I eat the others, could I have reaction if allergic to shrimp?
Exposure + genetics: The real reason is not clearly known, but the human immune system frequently recognized the muscle protein in shrimp (called tropomyosin) as foreign and makes allergic antibodies to it. It is likely a combination of increased genetic risk, combined with exposure of the shrimp proteins in the GI tract interacting with the GI immune system. ...Read more
Seafood allergy: Shrimp are crustaceans & mussels are mollusks, a different group of fish. If the shrimp reaction was severe and the shrimp allergy proven, a skin test to mussels could help find out if eating them is risky. If you have already eaten mussels after the possible shrimp reaction, it is probably safe. Safest advice: get tested for both, maybe both will be negative. Challenge in the safety of dr office. ...Read more
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