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How Long After Eating Shellfish Can You Get Hives
Hives from head to toe an hour after eating shellfish for the first time. No swelling or breathing difficulty but extremely itchy and uncomfortable...
Likely allergic!: I highly recommend taking Benadry, two tablets, to help reduce the itching and discomfort. If you develop any facial/mouth swelling or difficulty breathing, then you have to call 911 for help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) takes roughly 30 minutes to work. Then you need to see an allergist for testing to determine your specific food allergies. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not very long: With food allergies hives either alone or as the first symptom of a more serious life-endangering condition called anaphylaxis typically appear within 5 minutes to 2 hours after the first bite. When appearing in a few minutes hives usually appear around the lips, eyes, face & neck. When 1st appearing after 2 hours hives can appear anywhere. Hives may be delayed as long as 8-12 hours after eating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does my face get hives after eating a certain food but other times my face will be fine when eating the same food?
No food allergy: You probably are not truly allergic to the food and it is just a coincidence. Perhaps the food in question is an innocent bystander and another food is the culprit or there is another reason that you have hives and that reason is not related to food whatsoever. We eat 4 - 6 times a day and hives may seem break out after a food by coincidence. ...Read more
If you get hives after eating fish at a restaurant, how do you know which fish (various fish are cooked using the same pots and pans)?
See an allergist: An allergist can assist you in discovering if you are allergic to one fish, some fish, or all fish. Unfortunately, it's rarely just one fish. You also have to consider a reaction to shellfish either crustaceans or mollusks. The websites of the american academy of allergy & immunology (www.Aaaai.Org) the american college of allergy & immunology (www.Acaai.Org) have find an allergist tools. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need evaluation: You need to see a board certified allergist as soon as possible for further evaluation. Some simple tests can be done in the office to help determine if you are allergic to coconut or shrimp or both. In the meantime do not eat either. ...Read more
What are the causes of cold urticaria? My 5yr old gets hives after eating cold foods. Severe hives the 1st time, but less hives each additional time.
I break out in pin point hives ...stingy and itchy on my face esp. Forehead after eating sugar or choc.why?lotion or meds to help the hives..ideas
9 month old got hives around mouth after eating lentil beans. They went away after we wiped his face off. What else is in same food family to avoid?
Lentils are in the: Legume family, which includes chick-peas, peas, peanuts, beans, & soy. Lentil allergy is #4 among spanish children & #5 among those from india. Peanut allergy more common in the us. Several sites noted that lentils must be boiled at least 15 minutes to destroy harmful toxins in their skins. Others noted white beans, green beans, & soy generally well tolerated by those allergic to other legumes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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