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What is the definition or description of: clam allergy?

What is the definition or description of: clam allergy?

Clam Allergy: Clam is a type of shellfish. Shellfish allergy is the most common food allergy among adults in the United States. Skin reactions such as hives or eczema. Symptoms may include itchy, red, watery eyes, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea, wheezing or coughing or runny nose, swelling of lips, tongue, or face or may become a medical emergency. Avoid oysters, squid if you're sensitive to clam. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Clam Allergy (Definition)

Clam is a type of shellfish. Shellfish allergy is the most common food allergy among adults in the United States. Skin reactions such as hives or eczema. Symptoms may include itchy, red, watery eyes, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea, wheezing or coughing or runny nose, swelling of lips, tongue, or face or may become a medical emergency. Avoid oysters, squid if ...Read more


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What percentage of people that have shrimp allergies have clam allergies also as well?

What percentage of people that have shrimp allergies have clam allergies also as well?

Not known: I was unable to find an exact number in the literature, but it is generally advisable to avoid all shellfish if you have had an allergic reaction and are confirmed to be sensitized to shellfish. ...Read more

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What does seafood allergy really mean, since shrimp, clams, crabs, and squid are all different?

What does seafood allergy really mean, since shrimp, clams, crabs, and squid are all different?

Great question: Better to be specific. Shellfish = “crustaceans” (lobsters, "crayfish", prawns, crabs and shrimp) and “molluscs, ” [abalone, oysters, mussels, and squid (calamari)]. Other fish allergies are to “scaly” and “bony” fish, such as cod, haddock, herring, sprat, halibut, mackerel, trout and salmon. Hard to differentiate when they are cooked together! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about allergies to wheat, corn, peanuts, soy, walnuts, shrimp, clam, and scallops?

Can you tell me about allergies to wheat, corn, peanuts, soy, walnuts, shrimp, clam, and scallops?

Food allergy: When it comes to food allergies, especially in patient with multiple food allergies like yourself, the diagnosis of it should be taken very careful so we don't over-diagnose it. Over-diagnosis will bring unnecessary burden to your quality of life. Diagnosing should be correlate with clinical symptoms of wheezing, hives, abdo pain... Lab tests help us gauge the risk of having food allergy only. ...Read more

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Started as post nasal drip from milk food allergies (clam chowder) and turned into feeling sick with coughing, sneezing and mucus. Am I sick?

Started as post nasal drip from milk food allergies (clam chowder) and turned into feeling sick with coughing, sneezing and mucus. Am I sick?

Yes by definition: However your problem could be from an allergic reaction and you likely have asthma as well (milk, clam. Or other ingredients in the chowder). Consult an allergist to find out what you may be allergic to and whether you have asthma. ...Read more

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How to clam down a panic attack? Without meds.

How to clam down a panic attack? Without meds.

Not easy: Cognitive behavior therapy skills do help with cognitive distortions associated with panic attacks. Simple meditative techniques such as breathing exercises may help in mild panic attacks. ...Read more

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Can I eat clam chowder during the first trimester?

Yes: If you are not allergic to seafood there should be no problem. Enjoy :). ...Read more

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Please tell me how to immediatly help myself clam down from a panic attack? Thx

Please tell me how to immediatly help myself clam down from a panic attack? Thx

Panic: Breathing exercise helps if done correctly. Would be glad to send u details for future reference. ...Read more

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How to clam down am extremely painful toothache because I can't see the dentist until tomorrow?

How to clam down am extremely painful toothache because I can't see the dentist until tomorrow?

Ibuprofen: Most tooth pain is a result of inflammation. Try taking 4 over the counter Ibuprofen which is an anti-inflammatory pain medication (aka: motrin, advil) every 6 hours. You can alternate with 2 extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) every few hours if the initial Motrin stops working after a few hours. Please do not take either of these if you allergic to either of these medications or related medications. ...Read more

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My 2year old has sprayed flash with bleach in her I have been flushing it and it has started I clam down I am just so worried?

My 2year old has sprayed flash with bleach in her I have been flushing it and it has started I clam down I am just so worried?

Be specific: Hello, your question is very vague and hard to understand. Please be more specific and I am sure one of us would be delighted to help you out. ...Read more

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Is clams is good food?

Is clams is good food?

The good vs bad: Good: clams/mollusks are very low in saturated fat. They are also a good source of magnesium and manganese, and a very good source of vitamin b12, phosphorus, potassium, copper and selenium.

The bad: this food is very high in sodium (salt) and so if u have hypertension and/or congestive heart failure, be careful.
I am going to have some tomorrow--yum yum. Eat well, marisenriq72. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does campbells chunky clam chowder have any dairy in it?

Probably: I don't have a can in front of me, but if it is new england style clam chowder, one would expect dairy being present or it would not be a chowder. More importantly, read the label and look for dairy, whey, and casein. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to clam down from major fits of anger?

Is there anyway to clam down from major fits of anger?

Yes: Deep breaths. Positive thinking. And remember, nothing or nobody makes you angry. It's your choice in how to react to the world around you. Don't let people or situations have that much power over you! ...Read more

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Is clam chowder healthy enough for me to eat while dieting?

Is clam chowder healthy enough for me to eat while dieting?

Of course: There is no food that is forbidden in any good eating program. Denial of a certain food is a sure way to disappointing result in yourweight loss endeavor. Any food is admissable in your eating regime. It is the quantity and your energy expenditure that truly matters.
Remember: no denial. Seek out a weight specialist--bariatrician- to help you. Asbp they will understand where you are coming from. ...Read more

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I am deathly afraid of heights what can I do just clam my nerves?

I am deathly afraid of heights what can I do just clam my nerves?

Acrophobia: Is a specific phobia or excessive fear of heights. Fortunately, there are many treatments available. A consultation with a psych MD will allow you to review all available treatments, including medications and talk therapy, particularly exposure therapy, and select the best option (s) for you :) good luck and be well:)! ...Read more

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Can a pregnant women eat clam chowder?

Can a pregnant women eat clam chowder?

Why not: I don't see why she cannot. All she eats needs to be of good quality and cooked well, but clam chowder is not a contraindication unless she has allergy to any component of it. ...Read more

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I have felt faint several times since lunch, It is now 9pm and I vomited 4 times. I had clam chowder for lunch I spent most of the day fixing food?

I have felt faint several times since lunch, It is now 9pm and I vomited 4 times. I had clam chowder for lunch I spent most of the day fixing food?

Go to ED...: That you have fainted it is enough reason to go to the emergency room at your nearest hospital. There are many dangerous conditions that might be causing this problem especially at your age. Please have someone take you now or call the local emergency transporting system available in your country. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of clam or shellfish poisoning?

What are the symptoms of clam or shellfish poisoning?

Shellfish poisoning: Lots can be transmitted from shellfish eaten raw. Infections such as typhoid, hepatitis a and vibrio vulnificus or parahaemolyticus can occur. Toxin induced diseases such as paralytic, amnestic, and diarrheic poisonings occur as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tubal reversal after tubal ligation with clams?

Is it possible to get tubal reversal after tubal ligation with clams?

Yes: Yes. Fertility can be obtained after a tubal ligation either through surgical repair (if amenable to reversal) or through ivf (tubal bypass). Tubal reversal success will depend on health of the tubes as well as chances to conceive overall. Ivf does not require tubes and therefore success will depend on the age of the female as well as presence of other infertility factors. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my girlfriend to eat New England Clam Chowder while she is pregnant?

Is it safe for my girlfriend to eat New England Clam Chowder while she is pregnant?

Yes: Clams are considered to be relatively pollutant-free and they are a good source of nutrition so clam-chowder would be fine to eat during pregnancy. Large predatory fish such as shark, swordfish and mackerel contain high levels of mercury and should be avoided during pregnancy. If she likes sea-food, she should do a google search and become familiar with the recommendations for seafood. ...Read more

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What can occur if I drink a carton of almond milk and a plate of shrimp and clams?

What can occur if I drink a carton of almond milk and a plate of shrimp and clams?

Depends: It would depend on how your digestive system responded to that particular meal. Everyone is different and every stomach/intestines digests in different ways. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat clam chowder during the 32nd week of pregnancy? It's canned clam chowder.

Is it safe to eat clam chowder during the 32nd week of pregnancy? It's canned clam chowder.

Yes, no problem: The FDA has some of the best answers regarding food safety in pregnancy: http://www. Fda. Gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/PeopleAtRisk/ucm083308.htm ...Read more

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Why is it in my mind I can see myself easily doing good things the way I want to do them, but in reality when it come time to act on them I clam up?

Why is it in my mind I can see myself easily doing good things the way I want to do them, but in reality when it come time to act on them I clam up?

Perfectionism?: Folks who are perfectionists are often procrastinators. Since it feels like they can never do something perfectly they keep putting it off. Try to remember that your are loved/accepted for who you are, not for what you do--the paycheck mentality of our world. ...Read more

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What could cause vibration feeling in my leg? Its in the lower outside of left calf. It seems to get worse if I move my leg and clams if I keep still

What could cause vibration feeling in my leg? Its in the lower outside of left calf. It seems to get worse if I move my leg and clams if I keep still

Multiple causes.: Irritated nerve (neuropathy/neuritis), restless legs syndrome, multiple vitamin deficiencies. This certainly is consistent with restless leg syndrome. In any event, you will need to be examined and tested. ...Read more

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Why do my calf muscles clam up?

Why do my calf muscles clam up?

Cramps: If you are older they amy due to a vascular obstruction. If you have them at rest they amy be due to magnesium or potassium deficiency or sometimes calcium deficiency. Also there are nerve damage problems from the low back to consider. It is probably good to ask you physician to sort all this out. ...Read more

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Can I eat steamed clams? I am 23 weeks pregnant.

Can I eat steamed clams? I am 23 weeks pregnant.

I would be careful: The clams must be completely cooked but to be safe I would not risk it till after delivery. ...Read more

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