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Is It Safe For A Person With Seafood Allergies To Swim In The Ocean Or Go To The Beach
Yes: Most people with seafood allergies are truly allergic to proteins in seafood. However, exposure to these proteins in ocean water and at the beach is so minimal, that the vast majority of seafood allergic patients have no reaction to them. Contrary to a popular misconception, seafood allergy is not due to iodine, and does not cause an increased risk of reaction to dyes used for x-rays and ct scans. ...Read more
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
Enjoy your swim: Sensible people always swim with a partner, you can bring your medication just as you would if you were going to dine out, and if you start getting sick, do what you must. I've never heard of this being a problem. ...Read more
Absolutely: There is no reason you cannot swim in the ocean. ...Read more
I have a severe allergy to fish suck as catfish and cod. Can I still swim in the ocean or a lake? I'm going to Hawaii next year so I need to know.
Fish allergy: Discuss with your allergist who knows you best. You don't want to "swim with the fishes" if leads to "swim with the fishes". ...Read more
Ocean allergy: The answer is no! Fish allergy is due to a reaction to a protein in the fish itself. Some people with severe fish allergy will react even to airborne fish allergen if it is being cooked near them. Sea-bathers eruption is a rash that is caused by swimming in an area which has tiny jelly-fish larvae that have stinging cells called nematocysts, not from fish allergy. ...Read more
Could it be unsafe to buy seafood right now because of the fukushima radiation in the pacific ocean?
Highly unlikely: Except for some bottom dwellers directly off the coast of Japan, fish caught in the pacific do not have higher levels of radiation. The level of radioactive cesium from Fukushima, is hundreds of times lower than the levels of naturally occurring radiosotopes (Polonium) in seafood. ...Read more
Could be: Allergic rashes usually itch but do not hurt. You don't tell me whether the rash develops jwhile on the beach, or while in the water or when you are drying after getting out of the water. There is urticaria (welts) that is caused by exposure to water, cold or the sun. In order to sort things out, see a board certified allergist/immunologist. Lucky for you, there are several in SLC. ...Read more
Likely not: By saying allergies I suppose you mean hay fevers like symptoms consistent with allergic rhino-conjunctivitis due to environmental allergies. If so, it is unlikely to be helpful. On the contrary, living in the mountainous and dry area might help because the air is dry and there are not as many allergens. In fact in the old day, allergic asthmatic patients have to go to there so they have less sx. ...Read more
Moving to a humid part of the country near the ocean. Today is 91% humidity. Have conflicting reports of humidity if good/bad for allergies and colds?
Depends: On the cause of allergy, the allergen itself, is it indoors or outdoors, dust mites, thrive in humidity, their source of water, so using a dehumidifier as A/C helps a great deal people who have dust mite allergies, also damp areas hurt patients with mold allergy, pollen allergens vary, that's why the general advice is to be in a temperate dry environment, check aaaai. Org for an allergist ...Read more
My sister 29 new shellfish allergy severe gives with only contact worse with ingestion is it possible to have a reaction if swimming in the ocean?
What to do about dry nasal passages? I have used nasal sprain walgreens ocean spray and still dry for a month off and on. I do have indoor allergies.
Try the following: You can apply vaseline on a qtip to the inside of the nose a couple of time a day. If that does not work, try ponaris (its available online if you can't find over the counter) it is pretty potent and works well when other ointments don't work. The best way to apply it is also with a qtip. ...Read more
Yes: Hoisin sauce does not contain seafood.Get a more detailed answer ›
Keep cold or freeze: To keep seafood fresh it must be kept cold or frozen. The distance traveled is not as concerning as the temperature it is stored in. Pack fish on ice or freeze as soon as caught and keep very cold until cooking it. Keeping the seafood cold until it enhances flavor and minimizes chance of spoilage. Seafood should be cooked before being eaten. ...Read more
Do I understand this correctly : I have a seafood allergy, however it is safe for me to eat ground flax seed?
Not related: One can have a seafood allergy and have no problems with flax seeds, or one can have a seafood allergy and have a separate allergy to flax seeds. Flax if grown on a farm, and is not related to seafood. Also, a person with seafood allergy should actually say what kind of seafood, because many many things live in the sea (seaweed, shrimp, scallops, fish, squid, etc...). ...Read more
Are there Any medicines for ocean alergy? We are interested In buying THE prodction tecnology of THE THE medicines. Thanks.
You need to spend some time looking for Production Technology.
I must confess that I do not know that system. Please send me some idea. ...Read more
With protein in my urine, do I have to eat less protein? If yes I should not eat ocean fish, in which case I have to supplement with Omega-3 fish oil?
None of the above.: Protein in urine has a multitude of causes and can vary from small amounts to truly large amounts. Treatment of your proteinuria should be directed at the cause of the proteinuria not the proteinuria per se. Protein intake may be modified depending upon your condition but this is not generally required. You should not change your protein intake without discussing with your doc. ...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.
Each time my child goes to the beach if any sand touches her skin breaks out in hives, could this relate to her severe seafood allergy?
The sand itself shouldn't cause any problems but the stuff in the sand ie parts of sea critters can definitely cause problems
I have multiple drug allergies, negative for food allergies. I've become paranoid eating foods known for allergies, tho. Am I safe eating nuts, fish?
If you have...: ...Never shown signs of food allergies, then eat what you want (within the bounds of good, healthy eating) and stop worrying about it. You can develop an allergy...Or not...Anytime. So stop worrying; if you develop an allergy then deal with it, and in the meantime enjoy life to the fullest. ...Read more
Fish allergy looking for a reliable source of Omega-3 and/or a safe brand to take. Afraid to a reaction to an unreliable brand.
Omega 3: Try a non fish source. What indication are you relying on as there is no data to support such supplementation in healthy adults ...Read more
My daughter has severe allergies to milk, fish, and peanut. Her allergist thinks she's a good candidate for peanut desensitization. Is this safe?
Possible: Peanut desensitization is an emerging option for pt with peanut allergy. However, this is still in the investigational stage and not all patient are candidates. If one is interested in this treatment option, I would strongly encourage speaking with an academic center that is actively researching this area. ...Read more
Probably: Just don't eat what you see!Get a more detailed answer ›
No: The rash that one would get from a shellfish allergy should not be painful. It can be itchy and uncomfortable but not painful. ...Read more
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