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I Have Fish Allergies Does This Mean That I Am Also Allergic To Frogs
No: An allergy to fish may not be to all fish. Since frogs are very different than fish, they have many different proteins. It is perfectly possible that you will not be allergic to both fish and frogs because of a common allergen. But, you could be allergic to one thing in fish and another in frogs, for example. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: If you have safely eaten frog in the past then you can eat it, no matter what other things you are allergic to. If you have avoided it due to being allergic to fish, the risk should be low. They are different, one is a fish and one is an amphibian. ...Read more
Yes: Shellfish all have very similar proteins and cross reactions can occur. ...Read more
Caution: The allergen for shrimp allergy is a muscle protein. It is a common allergen in all the shellfish. Given that shellfish allergy can kill, one should be very prudent and cautious about this allergy. A safe general recommendation is if allergic to one shellfish one should avoid all shellfish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know anyone can be allergic to anything at any time, but what really is the likelihood that an adult w/no prev allergy will react to peanut or fish?
If I'm allergic to Iodine contrast, am I allergic to fish, shellfish? The allergy happened 5 years ago and I've avoided anything fish related. Thanks.
No you are not: A myth, kindly check the aaaai. Org site, section on choosing wisely, good luck ...Read more
I have a mild fish allergy. Would it be safe for me to take krill oil? Should I be worried about fish contaminants? I am not allergic to shell fish.
I hear so much abt allergic reactions that I've started avoiding peanuts, fish, etc, even tho I have no food allergies. Overreacting?
Yes: The guidelines that are published for evaluation and treatment of food allergies do not recommend testing without a prior reaction/symptoms after eating. If you have never had any problems with a specific food, avoiding them proactively would be unneccessary. I do admire your desire to be proactive though. ...Read more
Just had allergy testing and am allergic to soy, wheat, beef, fish, cows millk, eggs. What can I eat?
Allergy test came back highly allergic to all dairy, all wheat, gluten, all yeast, rice, eggs, some fish. Could anything else be wrong? Why so much?
Doubtful results: I wonder if you had your test with a board certified allergist, or was it a random blood test you had with another practitioner. It is unlikely for an adult to be allergic to all these items and I stronly doubt the accuracy of these results. I suggest you consult a board certified allergist to discuss your symptoms and determine the indication for specific testing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've never had food allergies & tested neg for them, but do have eczema & chronic hives. Does this mean i'll react to big allergens like nuts & fish?
Not necessarily: In fact, your own experience with eating nuts and fish is a much more reliable indicator of whether you're actually allergic than the results of skin testing will be. I think your allergist will tell you the same thing. The best way to determine whether your skin issues are due to allergy is a few weeks' trial of an elimination diet. Ask about it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a severe allergy to shell fish. My doc just prescribed keflex, because I am allergic to penicillin, too. I took a benadryl, (diphenhydramine)?
See detail: Being allergic to shellfish and being allergic to antibiotics are two different things. They are not related. However, as the other doctor indicated, patients that are allergic to penicillin should not (in general) take keflex. Your shellfish allergy needs to be taken seriously and not only should you strictly avoid shellfish, you should carry injectable Epinephrine in case you have exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had iodine constant 6 years ago and it nearly killed me. I want to take prenatal vitamins. Am I allergic to fish oil because of the iodine allergy?
Allergy test I took to nuts, fish, milk, soy, was negative. This means, there is no reason for the tongue to swell, and kill me? I have health anxiety
Allergy tests: The tests you had done were food allergens. Although it is encouraging that they are negative, there are other things you could be allergic to, such as aeroallergens: pollens, grasses, trees, weeds and even animals. Any kind of a reaction to allergen could cause tongue swelling. There are other causes of tongue swelling, but allergies & trauma are most common. Not common to kill, though. ...Read more
Important: Important to find out the type of fish first, making sure to differentiate a bony fish from a crustacean. Once that is figured out a blood or skin test is available to help determine what you are allergic to. This can be performed in an allergists office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: But better be cautious, sea food mix would contain shellfish, also shellfish might be cooked in the same pan and contaminates other fish meat, please see an allergist for testing and follow up, meanwhile keep an Epipen (epinephrine) and antihistaminic tablets handy for any accidental exposure, good luck ...Read more
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