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Can you tell me about having seafood allergies?

Can you tell me about having seafood allergies?

Avoid it: The symptoms of food allergies can be quite varied from hives and itching, to swelling, trouble breathing, throat swelling, coughing, wheezing, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and shock. The way to manage food allergies is avoidance.Most people with food allergies should have an epinephrine autoinjector for emergencies. See an allergist to determine what you are allergic to and how to manage it ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Can people with seafood allergies eat seaweed ?

Can people with seafood allergies eat seaweed
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Possibly, but...: Seafood allergies generally fall into two categories: allergy to shellfish and allergy to other seafoods. If it is a severe allergy, more ikely with shellfish, you probably should avoid seaweed. But allergies are very individual and unique from person to person. Have an allergist take a very careful history and do testing. ...Read more

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Can you eat food made with seaweed if you have seafood allergies?

Can you eat food made with seaweed if you have seafood allergies?

Probably: Seaweeds are plants. Seafood includes only animals. Start with a small bite and wait a couple of days to see if you are ok. ...Read more

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Can somebody with a seafood allergy eat hoisin sauce and still be fine?

Can somebody with a seafood allergy eat hoisin sauce and still be fine?

Sure: Even though the name derives from a Chinese word for seafood, there is no seafood in it. Read the label but it is usually just soy, red chiles, garlic and vinegar. ...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

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Hi docs, do you think it's at all possible to join the military if you have a nut/seafood allergy?

Hi docs, do you think it's at all possible to join the military if you have a nut/seafood allergy?

YES: I don't think there should be any reason why you cant. they should have online what the medical restrictions are. ...Read more

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Do i understand this correctly : I have a seafood allergy, however it is safe for me to eat ground flax seed?

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

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Could people with seafood allergy swim in the ocean?

Could people with seafood allergy swim in the ocean?

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

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Can a rash from getting a seafood allergy be painful?

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