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Cause Of Sea Omega Allergy
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 common to have skin reaction to certain supplements? Using Nordic Naturals brand of omegas and think causing skin allergy how2 know 4sure?
Stop taking them: The only way to tell is to stop taking the supplement for at least 2 weeks. If the skin reaction subsided, that'd be the clue. If you want to be double-sure, try the supplement again to see if the skin reaction returns. ...Read more
Fish allergy looking for a reliable source of Omega-3 and/or a safe brand to take. Afraid to a reaction to an unreliable brand.
Omega 3: Try a non fish source.What indication are you relying on as there is no data to support such supplementation in healthy adults ...Read more
Hi,My father has severe allergies eating seafood especially fish.Should he take omega 3 fatty acid as a supplement or would that also trigger allergy.
I never had allergies before, however, as i grew up, i started to get allergic reactions against sea food such a raw shrimp, is this normal?
Possible: Though i would hesitate to say normal, I do believe that you can develop a sensitivity to a given substance (allergen) over a period of time such that the first few times that you are exposed to the substance nothing happens but one day your immune system has the right cues to recognize it as a foreign substance and will try to eliminate it by mounting an allergic response. Histamine releases etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How it works: You develop allergies to the protein of a specific product. The protein triggering a shellfish allergy, peanut allergy, bee sting allergy, etc. are all specific to their origin & sensitivity. Sea salt is just a form of the inert, non-protein material composed of sodium and chloride molecules. It does not have potential to trigger an allergic response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't eat any kind of sea food (fish, ...)what should I take to compense my body' needs like omega 3 or vitamins ? And is that necessary for brain ?
Omega 3 fats: Omega 3 fats are essential for humans because we cannot make them -- they must come from our diets or supplements. They are highly concentrated in brain, and needed for its optimal function . You can take fish oil supplements -- at least 1-2 grams/day of epa and 500mg/day of dha (major omega 3 components in fish oil). There are also plant-based forms. http://tinyurl.com/ne78c3l. ...Read more
Can I do a test for omega 3 in my body , i mean in blood test. And how much wants the fish oil to compense my needs if i don't eat any sea food ?
Fragrance "allergy": More details please. Are you saying use of a household aerosol scent was associated with upper respiratory symptoms? Many find fragrances quite irritating and trigger rhinitis. It can be very specific; patients have told me only certain perfumes or colognes bother them - after I point out that I notice they are wearing fragrance during the office visit. If other, let us know. ...Read more
Depends ...: It's a little hard to answer without knowing the symptoms you developed..Where you live...Have you had changes at home(ie. Got 3 new cats or?). But, anyone can develop allergies at almost any age. Depending on your symptoms there are good over the counter medicines to try(allegra, zyrtec, nasalcrom, (cromolyn) zaditor)..But always read the labels. Here's a good website to check out: www.Acaai.Org. ...Read more
Hard To Say: More information would be helpful. The best treatment is avoidance, but if you are not taking a medication for allergies, pre-medicating with an OTC antihistamine like Allegra (fexofenadine) or Zyrtec could help. Don't touch the dogs if you can help it. See an allergist and they can help you explore other therapies including immunotherapy to desensitize you to dog. ...Read more