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I am allergic to shellfish and need to take a calcium supplement. What kind of supplement is safe for me?

I am allergic to shellfish and need to take a calcium supplement. What kind of supplement is safe for me?

Ca Supplementation: Virtually any calcium supplement will be safe. Your allergy to shellfish is to a protein in the muscle known as tropomyosin and if this is not usually an ingredient found in vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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If I was allegic to shellfish when I was younger can I try n eat a shrimp now that am a adult and see what happens and if I am still can I take benadr?

If I was allegic to shellfish when I was younger can I try n eat a shrimp now that am a adult and see what happens and if I am still can I take benadr?

Not recommended: I don't recommend this approach when simple testing can help determine this. The treatment for a systemic allergic reaction such as with foods is Epinephrine, NOT Benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to shellfish, can I take tramadol?

If I'm allergic to shellfish, can I take tramadol?

Not related: By the way, if you are allergic to crustacea (shrimp, crab, lobster), it does not necessarily mean that you would be allergic to mollusk (clams, oyster). If you have any more questions, consult an allergist. Tramadol is totally unrelated to shellfish. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I'm allergic to shellfish can I take kelp supplements?

Can you tell me if I'm allergic to shellfish can I take kelp supplements?

Yes: Unrelated species and as long as it's not somehow contaminated with shellfish protein you should be fine. Read the label. ...Read more

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Am I able to take a multivitamin with iodine in it if I am also allergic shellfish?

Am I able to take a multivitamin with iodine in it if I am also allergic shellfish?

I think not: I would avoid Vitamin with Iodine. Are you able to eat Iodinated salt? Or you buy Salt without Iodine? What kind of allergic reaction you have with Shellfish-Anaphylactic? Then definitely avoid it. Y ...Read more

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I'm allergic to shellfish, can I take fish oil? Krill capsules?

I'm allergic to shellfish, can I take fish oil? Krill capsules?

Fish oil vs shellfis: Generally fish oil is produced from oily type fish ie bluefish or salmon so it should be safe to take for people with true shellfish allergies. Krill because it is a type of shrimp - may be more of a challenge - if possible I would stick to fish oil. ...Read more

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If we are allergic to fish and shellfish, can we still take fish oil pills?

If we are allergic to fish and shellfish, can we still take fish oil pills?

Better not: There are vegetarian versions of omega-3 (dha&epa) supplements that are non-fish in origin google for online sources. ...Read more

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If your are allergic to chicken, most fish and shellfish, is it safe to take trip to asia?

If your are allergic to chicken, most fish and shellfish, is it safe to take trip to asia?

Yes: Your diet may be restricted and you may not always understand what is in a dish prepared by others so there is a problem. ...Read more

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What should he do? My husband had a cat scan this morning about 7 am. He is allergic to shellfish, so they had him take benedryl a half an hour before the scan. He went to work and around 4 pm he started feeling really warm. He came home and I noticed he

What should he do? My husband had a cat scan this morning about 7 am. He is allergic to shellfish, so they had him take benedryl a half an hour before the scan. He went to work and around 4 pm he started feeling really warm. He came home and I noticed he

The: The dye used for the ct scan is inorganic and should not cross react because of the shellfish allergy. That does not preclude that he is having or had a reaction to the dye. The doctor who ordered the study and all his physicians should be informed of what happened. He should be seen by an allergist who could better define by the history what is going on. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to seafood and wanted to know what multivitamin I can take?

I'm allergic to seafood and wanted to know what multivitamin I can take?

Hard to say: It is usually a matter of organic (seafood) vs inorganic (supplement) forms of the vitamins/minerals in question, so can often take a MVI (multivitamin) w/o problem. Would suggest start w/small size bottle in case do have reaction. Also, can check labels for one that does not supplement iodiine. ...Read more

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Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?

Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?

Not needed: Multivitamins have not been shown to improve health or longevity when studied scientifically. It would be better for you to follow a healthy and nutritious diet with a lot of veggies and fruits. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am allergic to shellfish?

How to tell if I am allergic to shellfish?

Shellfish Allergy: First step is to determine what reaction you have when eating shellfish. Typical allergic reaction involves hives, swelling, throat tightness, wheeze, vomiting, or passing out within minutes to 2hrs after food ingestion. If this sounds like something you experienced then see an allergy for skin or blood testing to confirm. If positive you will need to avoid all shellfish and carry epinephrine. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to shellfish can I eat salmon?

Shellfish: You should be able to eat salmon and other fish, but to be positively sure, see an allergist and get tested. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to shellfish, what seafood can I eat?

Finned fish: Most people who are shellfish allergic can eat finned fish (salmon, tuna, cod, etc) without a problem. You may be able to eat mollusks (clams, squid, octopus). For both, you should check with your doctor, as some testing can be helpful to make these recommendations specifically for you, and specific recommendations vary depending on how severe your reaction was and your test results. ...Read more

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I am allergic to shellfish and the doctors told me I am allergic to the iodine in shellfish. Is it ok to eat salmon?

See below: Iodine is not the allergen in shellfish. The allergen in shellfish is a muscle protein called tropomyosin. It is a myth, that continues to be perpetuated, that iodine is the allergen ion shellfish. They have nothing to do with one another. ...Read more

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What is an alternative to iodine used in CT with contrast? Say, someone is allergic to shellfish....What is an alternative contrast to use?

What is an alternative to iodine used in CT with contrast? Say, someone is allergic to shellfish....What is an alternative contrast to use?

Reaction to contrast: Contrast media reactions are often described as allergy but in truth are not allergy. The high concentration of the contrast can shock cells called basophils into releasing their granules filled with histamine. This causes the same reaction as the histamine release due to allergy. Shellfish allergy has nothing to do with iodine or contrast. Low osmolality contrast & premedication helps. ...Read more

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I am allergic to shellfish. I just took keflex. I took singulair, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, Pepcid ac, my ventoltor, I am about to use my epipen.?

I am allergic to shellfish. I just took keflex. I took singulair, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, Pepcid ac, my ventoltor, I am about to use my epipen.?

Go ahead.: When having a severe allergic reaction Epinephrine is the only medication that can help you immediately with oll your symptoms. Asthma rescue inhalers will only help with your lung symptoms if it gets there. Any swelling in the throat will prevent it from getting there.. H-1 (benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin) and h-2 (pepcid) antihistamines and singulair will take up to1hour to work. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium pill to take?

What is the best calcium pill to take?

Any: There is no evidence that one pill is better than any other. Calcium carbonate and calcium citrate are both available on the market. Dose is 1000-2000 mg elemental calcium each day in divided doses for prevention of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What calcium should I take with anastrozole?

What calcium should I take with anastrozole?

CALCIUM + VIT D: The daily calcium requirement is between 1000 - 1200 mg. You can easily find calcium supplements of 400, 500 and 600 mg and taking 2 a day will help you meet your requirements. Calcium carbonate is the best absorbed, but remember to take it along or in combination with vit d 600-1000 iu/day. ...Read more

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Can I take my calcium and iron pills together?

Forget calcium: There is no reason for a 25 year to take calcium supplements. Studies have shown they have little or no benefit but carry some risk. ...Read more

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How much more calcium should I take while pregnant?

How much more calcium should I take while pregnant?

Yes, supplement: In addition to a well-balanced diet, calcium may be supplemented. 600-1200mg/day of calcium is appropriate. In addition, many women are deficient in vitamin d. 200-400iu of vitamin d, in addition to prenatal vitamin supplementation, should suffice. Your obstetrician may screen for vitamin d deficiency by doing certain bloodwork. There are many brands that combine calcium and vitamin d together. ...Read more