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Fish Allergy Symptoms
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 ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Although there is no specific treatment, sometimes people lose their sensitive over time, or outgrow their allergy. ...Read more
Yes: The proteins that the immune system recognizes are different for fish and shellfish, and so you can have an allergy to one but not the other. In fact, this is relatively common. If you think you have had a reaction to shellfish, see your allergist to discuss testing for the allergy. ...Read more
I have a mild fish allergy . Would it be safe for me to take krill oil ? Should i be worried about fish contaminants? I am not allergic to shell fish.
Shellfish confusion: Itching from shellfish such as shrimp can be due to allergy (ige mediated), but in some people can be a direct histamine release reaction (non ige mediated). The reason to differentiate is that the ige mediated reactions can worsen progressing to possible fatal anaphylaxis. The non ige mediated are annoying, but rarely progress. ...Read more
No: It is normally recommended not to.Get a more detailed answer ›
No category: There isn't any categorization of allergies between fresh vs salt water fish. Allergy to one fish does not mean you are allergic to all, but may have higher risk of developing such. Shellfish does same thing, but the incidence of allergies to shellfish is higher. Symptoms vary from minor irritation to hives to anaphylactic reaction/shock. Be cautious and consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Best to avoid: It may be safe, but it's best to avoid fish oil if you're allergic to fish. There are other ways to get omega-3 fatty acids from foods. Dr. Weill recommends fresh ground flax seed, walnuts, and walnut oil, although these omega-3 fatty acids aren't used by the body as efficiently as the ones in fish. ...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
Can you tell me if i stopped eating meat about a year ago and i've had no stomach problem, but when I have fish I have issues, is this a fish allergy?
Are my swollen lips due to a fish allergy? For the second time in two weeks i've woken up with swollen lips. At first i thought it was because my lips were really chapped, or seasonal allergies. But when it happened for the second time this morning i go
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