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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.....?

Bilateral knee pain: Assuming you underwent arthroscopic lateral retinacular releases to attempt to realign the tilt of your patella , and the fact that u still have significant knee pain ,indicates that your problem has not been helped by the releases. Infortunately that sometimes occurrs when the amount of damage to the underside of the knee cap is substantial. Things u can do , increase quad strength by walking in a heated pool waist high, daily for 15-20 min. Lose 20 lbs . Take glucosamine and fish oil. May also use alleve 2 tabs twice a day for 4 weeks. Avoid bending of your knee as much as u can , avoid or limit stairs ,hills ,. The releases. ...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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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