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What can be done for a shrimp allergy?

What can be done for a shrimp allergy?

Avoidance: Shrimp allergy is potentially a life threatening reaction to shrimp. The current treatment for shrimp allergy is avoidance and making sure one has an injectable Epinephrine available at all times. ...Read more

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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


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How long does raw shrimp allergies last?

How long does raw shrimp allergies last?

Long, long time: Shrimp allergies tend to persist compared to other food allergies. Even when cooked, the major shrimp allergen is resistant to heat. Shrimp (and other shellfish) are more likely to cause severe allergic reactions like anaphylaxis. The major shrimp allergen called tropomyosin (in the meat/muscle) can cross react with house dust mite. The reaction has nothing to do with iodine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a shrimp allergy?

Multiple: Allergy to shrimp, or any food, is usually characterized by significant symptoms within 30-90 minutes of eating the food--these symptoms may include hives, swelling of the lips/tongue, shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, vomiting or diarrhea. ...Read more

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What causes crab allergies? Shrimp allergy?

Muscle protein: The allergen in shrimp and crab is probably a common allergen called tropomyosin which is a muscle protein. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for shrimp allergy ?

Is there a cure for shrimp allergy ?

No: At this time, the best practice for shrimp allergy is strict avoidance and having an anaphylaxis treatment plan and epi available for use if needed. ...Read more

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How do I get Rid of my shrimp allergy?

How do I get Rid of my shrimp allergy?

Avoidance: there is no "cure" for food allergies at this time. You should avoid shrimp and other shellfish and carry an epinephrine device. Food desensitization ptotocols have been developed mainly for pranut. ...Read more

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What is considered a shrimp allergy?

What is considered a shrimp allergy?

Symptoms: Food allergy reactions include: runny nose, itchiness, rash, hives, lip/tongue/throat swelling, trouble talking, swallowing or breathing, asthma, belly pain, throwing up, passing out and rarely death. ...Read more

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What can be done for a shrimp allergy?

Avoidance: Shrimp allergy is potentially a life threatening reaction to shrimp. The current treatment for shrimp allergy is avoidance and making sure one has an injectable Epinephrine available at all times. ...Read more

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