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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Fish Allergy (Overview)

Fish allergy is a reaction certain people get from eating certain fish. Pollock, salmon, cod, tuna, snapper, eel, and tilapia are among the fish that commonly trigger it. It is linked to an increased risk of severe asthma, oral allergy syndrome (in which the mouth itches or tingles after eating an allergen) or anaphylaxis, severe swelling and life threatening cardiac and gastrointestinal symptoms.


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What do you meant by fish allergy?

What do you meant by fish allergy?

Bony fish allergy: Main familes of seafood: bony fish (cod), bivalves (clam), crustaceans (crab), cephalopods (squid), gastropods (snail), with cross-reactivity within a family but rarely between families. Main symptoms: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea/vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, red/itchy skin, hives, runny/stuffy nose, chest tightness/wheezing, shortness of breath. Reactions occur within 1/2-2 hr. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
110 doctors shared insights

Fish Allergy (Overview)

Fish allergy is a reaction certain people get from eating certain fish. Pollock, salmon, cod, tuna, snapper, eel, and tilapia are among the fish that commonly trigger it. It is linked to an increased risk of severe asthma, oral allergy syndrome (in which the mouth itches or tingles after eating an allergen) or anaphylaxis, severe swelling and life threatening cardiac and gastrointestinal symptoms.


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When i eat fish i get itchy scalp dry skin and thinning hair my doctor take prick test fish allergy but was negative i don't understand what is this?

When i eat fish i get itchy scalp dry skin and thinning hair my doctor take prick test fish allergy but was negative i don't understand what is this?

May not be allergy: Allergic reactions generally occur immediately. Can get hives, angioedema, wheezing, runny nose, sneezing, nausea, vomitting, or diarrhea. Dry itchy skin is not a sign of an allergic reaction, but could be eczema flaring from ingestion of a triggering food. ...Read more

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If my little brother has fish allergy, could he be cured from it?

If my little brother has fish allergy, could he be cured from it?

Maybe: Although there is no specific treatment, sometimes people lose their sensitive over time, or outgrow their allergy. ...Read more

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After I eat fish I get nauseous! could this still be a fish allergy or just something else?

After I eat fish I get nauseous! could this still be a fish allergy or just something else?

Not allergy: How do you prepare the fish? If fried, the fat content may be giving you 'indigestion' or worse. Try varying the preparation method and see how you go. The nausea may be reflux, biliary 'colic' or something else. ...Read more

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Fish allergy, what to do?

Fish allergy, what to do?

Avoidance: The best treatment for a food allergy is avoidance. See an allergist for evaluation to determine just what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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What do you meant by fish allergy?

Bony fish allergy: Main familes of seafood: bony fish (cod), bivalves (clam), crustaceans (crab), cephalopods (squid), gastropods (snail), with cross-reactivity within a family but rarely between families. Main symptoms: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea/vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, red/itchy skin, hives, runny/stuffy nose, chest tightness/wheezing, shortness of breath. Reactions occur within 1/2-2 hr. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fish allergy?

Fish Allergy: Fish allergy is a reaction certain people get from eating certain fish. Pollock, salmon, cod, tuna, snapper, eel, and tilapia are among the fish that commonly trigger it. It is linked to an increased risk of severe asthma, oral allergy syndrome (in which the mouth itches or tingles after eating an allergen) or anaphylaxis, severe swelling and life threatening cardiac and gastrointestinal symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to survive in japan with a fish allergy?

Is it possible to survive in japan with a fish allergy?

Yes: You will want to make sure to check and see if any food has been prepared in the presence of fish. You will also want to get a medic alert bracelet stating your fish allergy and an Epinephrine device such as Epipen (epinephrine) to have on hand if needed. ...Read more

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If my little brother has fish allergy, could he be cured from it?

Maybe: Although there is no specific treatment, sometimes people lose their sensitive over time, or outgrow their allergy. ...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