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Doctor insights on: Allergies To Salmon

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I want to see if I have a childhood allergy to salmon still. I had golf ball sized welts. Not sure how to test to see if I am still allergic. Ideas?

I want to see if I have a childhood allergy to salmon still. I had golf ball sized welts. Not sure how to test to see if I am still allergic. Ideas?

IgE testing: You can ask your doctor to order an IgE blood test for salmon. This may give you some information on how your immune system may react to salmon. I would recommend you also meet with an allergist. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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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What is the definition or description of: Salmon allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Salmon allergy?

Food Allergy: Allergy to foods is an IgE mediated reaction. Eating salmon will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy. ...Read more

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Possible salmon allergy? Does it apply to all fish?

Possible salmon allergy? Does it apply to all fish?

Generally not: Allergies to both fish and shellfish are most often very specific; you can be allergic to one species and not to any others. If the allergy is mild (e.g., a little itching in the mouth when you eat it), you can safely (but cautiously) try other fish. But if you had a serious or life-threatening reaction to one kind of fish or shellfish, it is best to get tested by an allergist before trying others. ...Read more

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How serious can nut and salmon allergies be? If I have these foods and then brush my teeth, is it possible for me to kiss a guy with these allergies?

How serious can nut and salmon allergies be? If I have these foods and then brush my teeth, is it possible for me to kiss a guy with these allergies?

Food allergies: Some people are extremely sensitive and even being in the same room with these foods can trigger allergic reactions. Talk to, the guy and ask how sensitive he is. But for the most part it would be safe to refrain from eating these food when you are with him. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts when I have shrimp and salmon. Is this an allergy?

My stomach hurts when I have shrimp and salmon. Is this an allergy?

It is possible: Food allergies can have symptoms of abdominal pain but also frequently have itching, hives and diarrhea. Shrimp is a crustacean while salmon is a finned fish with no cross reactivity between the two. A board certified allergist can perform testing with challenge to confirm or rule out an allergy to both of these. ...Read more

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Is salmon roe (ikura) a healty diet?

Is salmon roe (ikura) a healty diet?

Part of, or totally?: Salmon roe can be a part of a well balanced diet-high in salt though. It is not a healthy diet in itself (even with vinegared rice). ...Read more

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I was wondering what would happen if I ate uncooked salmon?

I was wondering what would happen if I ate uncooked salmon?

Uncooked salmon: Was is lox (brined salmon)? If yes, you are probably fine. Was it flash frozen sushi? If yes, you are probably fine. However, eaten fresh uncooked salmon could lead to infection. ...Read more

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Poly allergy syndrom?

Poly allergy syndrom?

Allergies: As a doctor, if I heard this it simply makes me think (1) you have allergies, asthma, eczema, etc.... Or (2) you have multiple allergies to pollens, medications, foods, stinging insects, etc... ...Read more

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Can allergy be cured?

Can allergy be cured?

Controlled: Allergy can be controlled with avoidance of known sources of allergy (pets, pollen, etc), medication taken consistently, and perhaps allergy shots. However we are not able to "cure allergy" but these measures help restore a good quality of life. ...Read more

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Symptoms of allergies?

Symptoms of allergies?

Allergy symptoms: Allergies can cause a large variety of symptoms: most common is hay fever (molds, dust, pollen) with watery runny nose, watery eyes & itching, nasal itch, sneezing, and congestion. Plant/tree/grass allergies can cause eczema, a skin rash, as can food allergies. Aerosolized allergens (pet dander, pollen, etc.) can cause asthma with chest tightness and wheezing. ...Read more

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Can allergy be treated?

Can allergy be treated?

Yes: The most important treatment for allergies is identification and avoidance as possible. For environmental allergies, new generation antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays and allergy injections are current standard of care. Food allergy treatment is avoidance and Epinephrine in case of an accidental exposure. Research is being done on food oral desensitization, but not yet ready for "prime time". ...Read more

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What is a popular allergy?

What is a popular allergy?

Poplar maybe?: Poplar is a tree and many people with springtime allergies have allergy to poplar tree pollen. ...Read more

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Can I outgrow my allergies?

Can I outgrow my allergies?

Yes: It is possible to outgrow any allergy, though some are more likely than others. ...Read more

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Does dolfenal causes allergy?

Does dolfenal causes allergy?

NSAIDs: Dolfenal contains Mefenamic Acid which is an NSAID (nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drug) in the same general class as Ibuprofen or aspirin. Some people can have severe allergic reactions to these medications leading to hives, asthma or even anaphylaxis. If a person is allergic to aspirin, Ibuprofen or other nsaids talk with your doctor first. ...Read more

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What are good allergy reliefs?

Allergen avoidance: The best one off course is to avoid the allergen completely if you can. Many times, you can't either because you don't know the allergen or you can't really avoid the allergen. So, in that case, you can try otc medication like anti histamin (benadryl) or other medication like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, allergra etc. Try one- see which one works better for you. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes an allergy attack?

What causes an allergy attack?

Acute allergy.: There are actually different types like the delayed ones. The common ones are the acute allergic reaction. You have allergy cells (eosinophils, basophils, mast) with receptors on the surface. The allergen (the cause) binds to those receptors, the cells lyse, recruit other cells, but the contents cause the blood vessels and surrounding tissue to react and cause the wheal and flare reaction. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of allergies?

What are symptoms of allergies?

Allergy symptoms: Sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; dark circles under eyes ("allergic shiners"); crease at base of nose (from "allergic salute"-wiping nose upwards with back of hand; post-nasal drainage; lack of energy. Many treatments available to relieve symptoms: antihistamines (claritin/zyrtec), nasal steroid sprays, mast cell stabilizer spray (cells that release histamine), desensitization tx to allergens. ...Read more

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What causes allergies in people?

What causes allergies in people?

Immune response: People with allergies have an exaggerated immune response to an allergen like venom in a bee sting or cat saliva proteins found on fur or dander. When these allergens bind to receptors on the immune cells they cause a cascade of events to occur that result in various allergy symptoms like itchy eyes, runny nose, swelling, hives, and anaphylaxis in extreme cases. ...Read more

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How is xevor tablet for allergy?

How is xevor tablet for allergy?

Antihistamine: Xevor is a brand name for levo-cetirizine. This antihistamine is the mirror-image isomer of Cetirizine (zyrtec). Theoretically, the r-isomers are the "active" part of the medication, so less medication should provide similar relief. It should work as well or perhaps better than zyrtec. ...Read more

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Peniscillian allergy, what to do?

Peniscillian allergy, what to do?

Several Things: First, learn to spell it right so everyone knows what you are talking about. It is penicillin. Second get an allergist to test you to confirm that you are really allergic to penicillin. Third, if you really are allergic avoid all drugs with penicillin or it's cousins, like amoxicillin, ampicillin, and often first and second generation cephalosporins like keflex or ceclor. ...Read more