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Clam Allergy In Children
Clam Allergy: Clam is a type of shellfish. Shellfish allergy is the most common food allergy among adults in the United States. Skin reactions such as hives or eczema. Symptoms may include itchy, red, watery eyes, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea, wheezing or coughing or runny nose, swelling of lips, tongue, or face or may become a medical emergency. Avoid oysters, squid if you're sensitive to clam. ...Read more
Clam is a type of shellfish. Shellfish allergy is the most common food allergy among adults in the United States. Skin reactions such as hives or eczema. Symptoms may include itchy, red, watery eyes, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea, wheezing or coughing or runny nose, swelling of lips, tongue, or face or may become a medical emergency. Avoid oysters, squid if ...Read more
Great question: Better to be specific. Shellfish = “crustaceans” (lobsters, "crayfish", prawns, crabs and shrimp) and “molluscs, ” [abalone, oysters, mussels, and squid (calamari)]. Other fish allergies are to “scaly” and “bony” fish, such as cod, haddock, herring, sprat, halibut, mackerel, trout and salmon. Hard to differentiate when they are cooked together! ...Read more
Can you tell me about allergies to wheat, corn, peanuts, soy, walnuts, shrimp, clam, and scallops?
Food allergy: When it comes to food allergies, especially in patient with multiple food allergies like yourself, the diagnosis of it should be taken very careful so we don't over-diagnose it. Over-diagnosis will bring unnecessary burden to your quality of life. Diagnosing should be correlate with clinical symptoms of wheezing, hives, abdo pain... Lab tests help us gauge the risk of having food allergy only. ...Read more
I have Terrible GI symptoms after I eat clams. MD tested my blood and found all mollusks I had an Ige of. 34 where allergy would be defined at. 35. Could I become allergic in the future? Can it change
Don't eat them: Honestly, whatever the exact cutoff - you are sensitive/allergic to them. Easier to avoid. And yes, could get worse with repeated exposures. ...Read more
Started as post nasal drip from milk food allergies (clam chowder) and turned into feeling sick with coughing, sneezing and mucus. Am I sick?
Yes: If you are not allergic to seafood there should be no problem. Enjoy :). ...Read more
Panic: Breathing exercise helps if done correctly. Would be glad to send u details for future reference. ...Read more
Ibuprofen: Most tooth pain is a result of inflammation. Try taking 4 over the counter Ibuprofen which is an anti-inflammatory pain medication (aka: motrin, advil) every 6 hours. You can alternate with 2 extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) every few hours if the initial Motrin stops working after a few hours. Please do not take either of these if you allergic to either of these medications or related medications. ...Read more
My 2year old has sprayed flash with bleach in her I have been flushing it and it has started I clam down I am just so worried?
Be specific: Hello, your question is very vague and hard to understand. Please be more specific and I am sure one of us would be delighted to help you out. ...Read more
The good vs bad:
Good: clams/mollusks are very low in saturated fat. They are also a good source of magnesium and manganese, and a very good source of vitamin b12, phosphorus, potassium, copper and selenium.
The bad: this food is very high in sodium (salt) and so if u have hypertension and/or congestive heart failure, be careful.
I am going to have some tomorrow--yum yum. Eat well, marisenriq72. Good luck. ...Read more
Probably: I don't have a can in front of me, but if it is new england style clam chowder, one would expect dairy being present or it would not be a chowder. More importantly, read the label and look for dairy, whey, and casein. ...Read more
Yes: Deep breaths. Positive thinking. And remember, nothing or nobody makes you angry. It's your choice in how to react to the world around you. Don't let people or situations have that much power over you! ...Read more
There is no food that is forbidden in any good eating program. Denial of a certain food is a sure way to disappointing result in yourweight loss endeavor. Any food is admissable in your eating regime. It is the quantity and your energy expenditure that truly matters.
Remember: no denial. Seek out a weight specialist--bariatrician- to help you. Asbp they will understand where you are coming from. ...Read more
Acrophobia: Is a specific phobia or excessive fear of heights. Fortunately, there are many treatments available. A consultation with a psych MD will allow you to review all available treatments, including medications and talk therapy, particularly exposure therapy, and select the best option (s) for you :) good luck and be well:)! ...Read more
I have felt faint several times since lunch, It is now 9pm and I vomited 4 times. I had clam chowder for lunch I spent most of the day fixing food?
Go to ED...: That you have fainted it is enough reason to go to the emergency room at your nearest hospital. There are many dangerous conditions that might be causing this problem especially at your age. Please have someone take you now or call the local emergency transporting system available in your country. ...Read more
Shellfish poisoning: Lots can be transmitted from shellfish eaten raw. Infections such as typhoid, hepatitis a and vibrio vulnificus or parahaemolyticus can occur. Toxin induced diseases such as paralytic, amnestic, and diarrheic poisonings occur as well. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Fertility can be obtained after a tubal ligation either through surgical repair (if amenable to reversal) or through ivf (tubal bypass). Tubal reversal success will depend on health of the tubes as well as chances to conceive overall. Ivf does not require tubes and therefore success will depend on the age of the female as well as presence of other infertility factors. ...Read more
Yes: Clams are considered to be relatively pollutant-free and they are a good source of nutrition so clam-chowder would be fine to eat during pregnancy. Large predatory fish such as shark, swordfish and mackerel contain high levels of mercury and should be avoided during pregnancy. If she likes sea-food, she should do a google search and become familiar with the recommendations for seafood. ...Read more
Depends: It would depend on how your digestive system responded to that particular meal. Everyone is different and every stomach/intestines digests in different ways. ...Read more
Why is it in my mind I can see myself easily doing good things the way I want to do them, but in reality when it come time to act on them I clam up?
Perfectionism?: Folks who are perfectionists are often procrastinators. Since it feels like they can never do something perfectly they keep putting it off. Try to remember that your are loved/accepted for who you are, not for what you do--the paycheck mentality of our world. ...Read more
What could cause vibration feeling in my leg? Its in the lower outside of left calf. It seems to get worse if I move my leg and clams if I keep still
Cramps: If you are older they amy due to a vascular obstruction. If you have them at rest they amy be due to magnesium or potassium deficiency or sometimes calcium deficiency. Also there are nerve damage problems from the low back to consider. It is probably good to ask you physician to sort all this out. ...Read more
Time. . .: Unfortunately, there's no way to quickly get caffeine and its attendant side effects out of your system any faster than would be otherwise expected from your individual physiology, similar to drinking alcohol. It's just a matter of time. But you might consider some meditative behavior to deal w/side effects while biding your time. ...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