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Fish allergy, what to do?

Fish allergy, what to do?

Avoidance: The best treatment for a food allergy is avoidance. See an allergist for evaluation to determine just what you are allergic to. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Fish Allergy (Definition)

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


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What do you meant by fish allergy?

What do you meant by fish allergy?

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

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What is the definition or description of: fish allergy?

What is the definition or description of: fish allergy?

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

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Is it possible to survive in japan with a fish allergy?

Is it possible to survive in japan with a fish allergy?

Yes: You will want to make sure to check and see if any food has been prepared in the presence of fish. You will also want to get a medic alert bracelet stating your fish allergy and an Epinephrine device such as Epipen (epinephrine) to have on hand if needed. ...Read more

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If my little brother has fish allergy, could he be cured from it?

If my little brother has fish allergy, could he be cured from it?

Maybe: Although there is no specific treatment, sometimes people lose their sensitive over time, or outgrow their allergy. ...Read more

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I got tested for fish allergy twice but negative, can I still have one to shellfish?

I got tested for fish allergy twice but negative, can I still have one to shellfish?

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

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Fish allergy and the mediterranean diet==what are substitutes?

Fish allergy and the mediterranean diet==what are substitutes?

Nuts, poultry, beans: A good source of protein in the diet is important, and chicken, various nuts and soy can supply this. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil if you have a fish allergy?

Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil if you have a fish allergy?

Possible: I would avoid if you have fish allergy. It may be specific protein of specific fish. If it is imperative you take fish oil, would make a visit to allergy/immunologist to see what options are. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil although I'm not aware of having a fish allergy?

Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil although I'm not aware of having a fish allergy?

Not likely: A true allergy highly unlikely because fish oil contains only trace amounts of proteins you are eating when having fish and that can cause severe allergies. ...Read more

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After I eat fish I get nauseous! Could this still be a fish allergy or just something else?

Not allergy: How do you prepare the fish? If fried, the fat content may be giving you 'indigestion' or worse. Try varying the preparation method and see how you go. The nausea may be reflux, biliary 'colic' or something else. ...Read more

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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 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.

See an allergist: Not sure what a mild allergy is, you can either develop an allergic reaction from fish or not and you should not risk an anaphylactic reaction if you are truly allergic. Best is to consult an allergist for proper advice about your fish allergy. ...Read more

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Is this a fish allergy to have itched once after eating a shrimp?

Is this a fish allergy to have itched once after eating a shrimp?

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

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Is it safe to swim in the ocean if you have a fish allergy?

Is it safe to swim in the ocean if you have a fish allergy?

Yes: A reaction to fish is more likely to occur either after eating fish or inhaling the steam from cooking fish. It is the fish meat that contains the protein (usually parvalbumin) that triggers allergies. ...Read more

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How many different categories of fish allergy exist? Is it salt-water vs. Fresh-water fish?

How many different categories of fish allergy exist? Is it salt-water vs. Fresh-water fish?

No category: 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

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If you have a fish allergy, can you take vitamins with fish oil?

If you have a fish allergy, can you take vitamins with fish oil?

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

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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.

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

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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?

Probable: But you have to specify the type of symptoms you are getting. Aside from allergy, a toxic reaction to fish protein or the parasite present or an allergic reaction to the parasite (Anisakis) in warm water fish can also cause adverse effects. Consider consulting an allergist. ...Read more

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My 1yo son accidentally ate fish which he is allergy to it. Can fish allergy make throw up, diarrea, and light fever?

My 1yo son accidentally ate fish which he is allergy to it. Can fish allergy make throw up, diarrea, and light fever?

Maybe virus: Fresh or rotten fish? Are you SURE he is allergic to fish? Any hives [urticaria]? Any other people with similar symptoms? How long after eating fish did he vomit? ...Read more

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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?

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?

May not be allergy: Allergic reactions generally occur immediately. Can get hives, angioedema, wheezing, runny nose, sneezing, nausea, vomitting, or diarrhea. Dry itchy skin is not a sign of an allergic reaction, but could be eczema flaring from ingestion of a triggering food. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Folate: Take folate, iron and calcium separately instead of a prenatal vitamin. Folate is most important since it protects from certain birth defects. in fact some obstetricians recommend folate alone instead of prenatal vitamins if you are healthy and have a good diet. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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What medicine can help someone with a meat and seafood allergy?

What medicine can help someone with a meat and seafood allergy?

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

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