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What does glucosamine have to do with shellfish allergies?

What does glucosamine have to do with shellfish allergies?

Shellfish shells: Glucosamine is manufactured from the shells of shrimp, so contamination with shrimp proteins might cause a reaction. However, most people who are shellfish allergic are allergic to the muscle of the shrimp, and the amount of the muscle protein in the glucosamine product is small. ...Read more

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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


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Is there anything like glucosamine and condrontin that i could use for my joints that is not derivived from shell fish i'm very allergic to shellfish?

Is there anything like glucosamine and condrontin that i could use for my joints that is not derivived from shell fish i'm very allergic to shellfish?

May not be helpful: My orthopoedic associates have told me that there's no real data to support the regular use of the supplements glucosamine/chondroitin. They recommend saving your money, and use Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) on an as needed basis. Otherwise, i can't help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Glucosamine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Glucosamine allergy?

As with any aller-: -gy, it can B from the chemical or fillers used in the drug. It can range from hives, & never B worse that can B Rx with antihistamines. But it after the first such reaction, lead 2 anaphylaxis , where there is laryngeal edema, closing of the air way, respiratory distress, & if not treated @ the first signs with an Epipen, or epinephrine , respiratory collapse & death. Common with B songs & penuts ...Read more

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55 year-old woman had bilateral hip replacements, and had bilateral knee releases over 3 years ago, but had trouble recovering from knee surgery.....?

55 year-old woman had bilateral hip replacements, and had bilateral knee releases over 3 years ago, but had trouble recovering from knee surgery.....?

PainManagePT&Injections: All I can suggest is for you to be functional,you need 1Pain Relief 2 Physical Therapy 3 May be Knee injections with cortisone and Hyalarunic Acid.You are 55 years old.There are some centers where they are treating problems like yours with Stem Cell therapy to regenerate cartileges in the knees.Go google it and find if anyone in your area is doing that ...Read more

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Whats a type 1 shellfish allergy?

Whats a type 1 shellfish allergy?

IgE mediated: Allergic reactions that are type i are mediated by the allergic antibody ige. That means they can be diagnosed using a skin or blood test for ige. They are immediate reactions with symptoms occurring within minutes to hours after exposure. Symptoms can be hives, swelling, anaphylaxis, asthma, etc. ...Read more

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How can a shellfish allergy start?

How can a shellfish allergy start?

Anytime: Shellfish allergy can start anytime. Typically this is seen in adults but can be seen in children. Unfortunatley there is no good way to predict who will develop this and when. ...Read more

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What can help my allergy to shellfish?

What can help my allergy to shellfish?

Avoid & epinephrine: No one can cure your shellfish allergy so staying away from it is the best course of action. Those allergic to crustaceans may not be allergic to mollusks & vice versa so you might be able to eat some shellfish. See your allergist for testing & advice. A reaction to shellfish can occur in minutes. Antihistamines work in an hour. Epipen (epinephrine) injected into your thigh can be life-saving. Where's yours? ...Read more

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Which drugs can help my shellfish allergy?

Epinephrine: For severe shellfish allergy, only injectable Epinephrine for reactions is a reliable treatment. Some people with very mild allergies can use antihistamines alone, but everyone should have Epinephrine available. Unfortunately, there are no drugs that will prevent or resolve a food allergy so you can eat the food without risk, although this is an active area of research. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a shellfish allergy?

What are the symptoms of a shellfish allergy?

Oral and Stomach: Typically shellfish allergy would cause itching, burning, stinging and/ or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or lips. It may also cause stomach upset such as nausea, vomiting, cramping and possibly diarrhea. In some cases, it may cause a rash, shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and drop in blood pressure, or in severe cases death. ...Read more

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Can someone out grow an allergy to shellfish?

Can someone out grow an allergy to shellfish?

Not usually: Will i outgrow shellfish allergy? Shellfish allergy is usually developed later in life, and is usually a lifelong allergy http://www.Acaai.Org/allergist/allergies/types/food-allergies/types/pages/shellfish-allergy.Aspx. ...Read more

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How long does pain from shellfish allergy last?

How long does pain from shellfish allergy last?

Hours: Not sure one would expect pain from a shellfish allergy reaction. In general, an allergic reaction from a food would last a couple of hours to maybe a day or so, if left untreated. If the reaction is treated them one should expect a quicker resloution. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an allergy to shellfish?

How do I know if I have an allergy to shellfish?

Shellfish allergy.: If you have eaten any shellfish in the past, you will be more prone to develop allergy if you ingest it again. Mild symptoms mabye itching of the mouth with or without hives & swelling of the tongue , lips or skin. More severe symptoms witll be difficulty of breathing, wheezind, collapse. ...Read more

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Do any tests indicate a severe shellfish allergy?

Do any tests indicate a severe shellfish allergy?

Positive or Negative: A positive skin or blood test for allergy to shellfish is enough evidence to diagnose an allergy if you have a convincing history of allergic reaction to shellfish. If the history is inconclusive, a blinded food challenge can be performed to help confirm the diagnosis. If you are diagnosed with shellfish allergy, you are at risk of a life threatening reaction. There is no test for severity. ...Read more

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Shellfish allergy symptoms are usually what kind?

Shellfish allergy symptoms are usually what kind?

Oral, cutaneous: Shellfish reaction typically start with itching and burning of the mouth and throat followed by hives. Severe cases an involve significant tongue swelling, throat closure, and wheezing. ...Read more

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What symptoms indicate a severe shellfish allergy?

What symptoms indicate a severe shellfish allergy?

Multiple symptoms: After exposure to or ingestion of shellfish, you would experience any combination of the following symptoms: shortness of breath, cough, wheeze, chest tightness, vomiting, diarrhea, hives, swelling of the lips/tongue, throat discomfort, etc. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have a shellfish allergy in the navy?

Is it okay to have a shellfish allergy in the navy?

See:: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards.htm

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What is the definition or description of: shellfish allergy?

What is the definition or description of: shellfish allergy?

Shell fish allergy: A shellfish allergy is an exaggerated immune response due to exposure to shellfish protein. The reaction can present with typical symptoms of hives, respiratory symptoms (cough, wheeze, shortness of breath), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting), swelling, loss of consciousness, and can be fatal. Symptoms typically present within minutes to a couple hours after ingestion or contact. ...Read more

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Dr. Abdolmohammad Rostami
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Glucosamine (Definition)

Glucosamine is one of several nutritional supplements that may aid in cartilage healing. There is not conclusive ...Read more