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Medicine For Fish Allergy
Fish allergy is a reaction certain people get from eating certain fish. Pollock, salmon, cod, tuna, snapper, eel, and tilapia are among the fish that commonly trigger it. It is linked to an increased risk of severe asthma, oral allergy syndrome (in which the mouth itches or tingles after eating an allergen) or anaphylaxis, severe swelling and life threatening ...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 more
Fish Allergy: Fish allergy is a reaction certain people get from eating certain fish. Pollock, salmon, cod, tuna, snapper, eel, and tilapia are among the fish that commonly trigger it. It is linked to an increased risk of severe asthma, oral allergy syndrome (in which the mouth itches or tingles after eating an allergen) or anaphylaxis, severe swelling and life threatening cardiac and gastrointestinal symptoms. ...Read more
Maybe: Although there is no specific treatment, sometimes people lose their sensitive over time, or outgrow their allergy. ...Read more
Yes: The proteins that the immune system recognizes are different for fish and shellfish, and so you can have an allergy to one but not the other. In fact, this is relatively common. If you think you have had a reaction to shellfish, see your allergist to discuss testing for the allergy. ...Read more
Absolutely: There is no reason you cannot swim in the ocean. ...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.
Shellfish confusion: Itching from shellfish such as shrimp can be due to allergy (ige mediated), but in some people can be a direct histamine release reaction (non ige mediated). The reason to differentiate is that the ige mediated reactions can worsen progressing to possible fatal anaphylaxis. The non ige mediated are annoying, but rarely progress. ...Read more
No: It is normally recommended not to.Get a more detailed answer ›
There isn't any categorization of allergies between fresh vs salt water fish. Allergy to one fish does not mean you are allergic to all, but may have higher risk of developing such. Shellfish does same thing, but the incidence of allergies to shellfish is higher.
Symptoms vary from minor irritation to hives to anaphylactic reaction/shock.
Be cautious and consult your doc...
Good luck. ...Read more
Best to avoid: It may be safe, but it's best to avoid fish oil if you're allergic to fish. There are other ways to get omega-3 fatty acids from foods. Dr. Weill recommends fresh ground flax seed, walnuts, and walnut oil, although these omega-3 fatty acids aren't used by the body as efficiently as the ones in fish. ...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
Can you tell me if I stopped eating meat about a year ago and I've had no stomach problem, but when I have fish I have issues, is this a fish allergy?
Are my swollen lips due to a fish allergy? For the second time in two weeks I've woken up with swollen lips. At first I thought it was because my lips were really chapped, or seasonal allergies. But when it happened for the second time this morning I go
My 1yo son accidentally ate fish which he is allergy to it. Can fish allergy make throw up, diarrea, and light fever?
Every time I eat fish I get bad stomach pains and trapped wind. I get this with most fish but not with tuna and shell fish. Do I have a fish allergy?
Possibly: Please avoid all seafood and make an appointment for a proper evaluation with an allergy specialist. ...Read more
When I eat fish I get itchy scalp dry skin and thinning hair my doctor take prick test fish allergy but was negative I don't understand what is this?
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 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?
Avoidance: Don't eat what causes allergy.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Chronic mild hives & prone to drug allergies too. Skin test for foods negative, but still afraid. Should I avoid nuts & fish since I'm allergy prone?
Food allergies: The simplest way to determine your food allergies is by keeping a food diary. If you react to any foods just eliminate from your body ...Read more
Best - don't eat: At this time, if you are truly allergic, the best thing would ber to void eating them. There is no medication that will completely prevent reactions and it also depends on what kind of reactions you have. As for seafood, are you allergic both to fish and crustaceans? If you haven't seen a board-certified allergist/immunologist you should. If no allergy is documented, you may have a G-I problem. ...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