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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

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Fish Allergy (Definition)

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


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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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What is the definition or description of: fish allergy?

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?

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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I got tested for fish allergy twice but negative, can I still have one to shellfish?

I got tested for fish allergy twice but negative, can I still have one to shellfish?

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

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Fish allergy and the mediterranean diet==what are substitutes?

Fish allergy and the mediterranean diet==what are substitutes?

Nuts, poultry, beans: A good source of protein in the diet is important, and chicken, various nuts and soy can supply this. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil if you have a fish allergy?

Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil if you have a fish allergy?

Possible: I would avoid if you have fish allergy. It may be specific protein of specific fish. If it is imperative you take fish oil, would make a visit to allergy/immunologist to see what options are. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil although i'm not aware of having a fish allergy?

Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil although i'm not aware of having a fish allergy?

Not likely: A true allergy highly unlikely because fish oil contains only trace amounts of proteins you are eating when having fish and that can cause severe allergies. ...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