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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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Shrimp Allergy (Definition)

Allergy to any food, in this case shrimp will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and ...Read more


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Why would my shrimp allergy disappear?

Why would my shrimp allergy disappear?

Might not have: Adverse reactions to a food can often be mistaken for a food allergy. Undercooked or spoiled shellfish can often cause an adverse reaction that gets mistaken for a food allergy. You should get tested including a food challenge to correctly diagnose if you do or do not have an allergy to shrimp. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a shrimp allergy?

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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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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Does having a shrimp allergy automatically make you allergic to all shell fish?

Caution: The allergen for shrimp allergy is a muscle protein. It is a common allergen in all the shellfish. Given that shellfish allergy can kill, one should be very prudent and cautious about this allergy. A safe general recommendation is if allergic to one shellfish one should avoid all shellfish. ...Read more

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Should I wear a medical alert bracelet if I have never had anaphylaxis but have shrimp allergy?

Should I wear a medical alert bracelet if I have never had anaphylaxis but have shrimp allergy?

Yes: Shrimp allergy is a potentially life threatening allergic reactions to shrimp. The evaluation of food allergy requires a detailed history to confirm the reaction and confirmatory skin test / lab test and possible oral challenges. If one has a history of reacting to shrimp (or any food) and this is confirmed by an allergy evaluation and testing then tx includes: avoidance, Epipen (epinephrine) and medic alert. ...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?

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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Can I have a shrimp allergy just by touching it?

Can I have a shrimp allergy just by touching it?

Yes: Touching the shrimp can cause local symptoms like itching or a hive where you touched the shrimp. You aren't likely to have systemic symptoms like you would if you ate it, unless you put your finger into your mouth after touching the shrimp. In general, it takes ingestion of the food to cause anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Shrimp allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Shrimp allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case shrimp will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy. ...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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Do I have a shrimp allergy if my dad has one?

Do I have a shrimp allergy if my dad has one?

Not inherited: You don't inherit food allergies like you would eye color or other gene based features. You can inherit a tendency to allergies, which does have a genetic component. To become allergic to any food your body must first be exposed to it and have a quirky response to it at future times, but generally not at the initial encounter. ...Read more

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Might have shrimp allergy. Not tested. Can I have lobster bisque or crabcakes?

Might have shrimp allergy. Not tested. Can I have lobster bisque or crabcakes?

Absolutely NOT!: Do not eat any shellfish until after you have been seen by a board certified allergist and told that you are not allergic to shellfish. Doing so may result in severe allergic reaction or death. All shellfish cross react including lobster, crab, shrimp and crayfish. ...Read more

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My daughter broke out in welts, but tested neg for shrimp allergy. Why?

My daughter broke out in welts, but tested neg for shrimp allergy. Why?

Depends: Not all "tests" are 100% reliable in predicting future issues with an item but due rule out some of the more worrisome reactions. Your "shrimp" exposure may not have been only shrimp. These are often prepared with a variety of spices (shrimp boil) all of which can separately trigger an allergic response. ...Read more

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What do I have to do to still be able to eat scallops and not get allergic reaction if possible shrimp allergy?

What do I have to do to still be able to eat scallops and not get allergic reaction if possible shrimp allergy?

See an allergist: For specific testing to scallops. They are not exactly in the same food family as shrimp. So you may be allergic to shrimp but not scallops. ...Read more

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How can I get tested for a shrimp allergy?

Skin or blood test: There are good tests available for shrimp allergy--i would recommend seeing an allergist to get skin tested to shrimp and other shellfish. Depending on the results, you may also need blood testing. ...Read more

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What things to take with me if traveling with a shrimp allergy?

What things to take with me if traveling with a shrimp allergy?

Seafood allergy: Epinephrine auto injector such as Epipen (epinephrine) Adrenaclick or auvi-q, at least 2. Anti-histamines for skin reactions. Any rescue medications if you have underlying asthma. All medications you are taking regularly. A medic alert bracelet or anaphylaxis action plan describing the allergy/ treatment. Emergency contact info. If traveling abroad, cards with images or words about food restrictions. ...Read more

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I was messing with my epipen that I have for shrimp allergy and I pushed the black button on the bottom and it made my finger swell up and started bleedng a little bit and it left a tiny mark that looks like I stuck a needle in it. Will I be ok?

I was messing with my epipen that I have for shrimp allergy and I pushed the black button on the bottom and it made my finger swell up and started bleedng a little bit and it left a tiny mark that looks like I stuck a needle in it. Will I be ok?

You should be okay..: ...as long as you get a new Epipen (epinephrine). Without knowing for sure that it will activate when you need it and that the proper dose will be administered, it might not work next time. Keep an eye on that finger tip. Epinephrine causes blood vessels to tighten up, reducing blood flow. This would also be a good time for you to review the proper use of your Epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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Shrimp allergy? Ate some & within minutes my lips were bright red my face red and a rash on cheeks also lips numb. Will it get worse, I rarely eat it?

It's possible: It is possible that you could have developed a shrimp allergy later in life, although this is not common. The lip swelling/numbness and face flushing/rash seems to be a give-away, especially immediately after eating it. Of course, you could be responding to any other ingredient in the dish, as well. Take antihistamine now, as it could get worse. (your reaction in the future could worsen as well!). ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my shrimp allergy every time I eat it my throat and lips become swollen and itchy for few minutes when I stop eating?

How do I get rid of my shrimp allergy every time I eat it my throat and lips become swollen and itchy for few minutes when I stop eating?

Don't: Don, t test yourself with shellfish anymore! You are potentially putting your life in danger everytime you eat it. See an allergist and determine what you are allergic to and get a Epinephrine auto injector to carry around. For the time being there is no cure for shellfish allergy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment against the allergy rash after eating shrimp?

What is the best treatment against the allergy rash after eating shrimp?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): If you suspect an allergic reaction, hives, itchy mouth, facial swelling or tingling, Take 10 mg zyrtec. Also if you have benadryl (diphenhydramine) on hand, 50 mg benadryl (diphenhydramine) is fine. Allegra is fine too. If you feel dizzy or are not improved within the hour, proceed to your nearest ER. Avoidance after your first exposure is important. Allergist evaluation for action plan is best. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent adult onset of food allergies? I want to do a DIY desensitization for this mild shrimp allergy I'm developing. What would you recommend? Thanks.

Is there a way to prevent adult onset of food allergies? I want to do a DIY desensitization for this mild shrimp allergy I'm developing. What would you recommend? Thanks.

No proven way: Becoming allergic food is based on a combination of genes (epigenes) and the exposure -there is no proven way to avoid the development However there is some evidence that regular use of acid suppressor may increase the risk in developing food allergies. There is no FDA approved desensitization treatment but studies have shown some success. Discuss with your allergist re. Your options ...Read more

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Treatment to reduce cat allergies?

Treatment to reduce cat allergies?

Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allergra, Claritin, and Zyrtec are helpful (I like Zyrtec the best). Other treatments include daily steroid nasal sprays and antihistamine eye drops. Avoidance of triggers is also helpful. If you have a cat, keeping it out of the bedroom is important, HEPA filters, washing cat weekly, frequent cleaning. Allergy shots can also be life-changing. ...Read more

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I am diagnsed with rhinities allergy. What is exact treatment.

I am diagnsed with rhinities allergy. What is exact treatment.

Allergic Rhinitis: Avoidance, air purifier, salt water washes, oral antihistamines, prescription nasal sprays. Seeing an allergist for testing and then consideration for allergy shots to eliminate the allergies. ...Read more

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Is laser allergy treatment effective?

Is laser allergy treatment effective?

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Is there any treatment for a nut allergy?

Is there any treatment for a nut allergy?

Sort of: There are experimental treatments, but nothing that is widely available. Avoidance is the mainstay of treatment at this time. ...Read more

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If you know any treatment for cockroach allergies?

If you know any treatment for cockroach allergies?

OTC: The treatment would be the same as most other allergies. Avoidance, if possible is best. Otherwise, otc claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec or allegra. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for seasonal allergies?

What is the best treatment for seasonal allergies?

Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important. Allergy shots are also option. See Allergist to determine sensitivities and what medications could give you lasting relief. ...Read more

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Which is best for allergy treatment? Loratadine or diphenhydram

Depends: Both are antihistamines. However Loratadine is a once a day non sedating antihistamine while Diphenhydramine can cause drowsiness and may need to be taken several times a day. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for overactive immune stystem that causes allergies?

What is the treatment for overactive immune stystem that causes allergies?

Not overactive: Allergy is the result of part of the immune system causing reactions to substances that non-allergic people do not react to. The treatment depends on what kind of allergy a person has. Food allergies - at this time only avoidance is suggested. Asthma, allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis - medications and desensitization (allergy shots). Atopic dermatitis - medications and avoidance of allergens. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for food allergies?

Is there a treatment for food allergies?

No: There are currently no fda-approved "treatments" for food allergies. Identification and avoidance is the only currently approved and recommended method to deal with food allergies. There are research trials looking into actual treatments, and sublingual immunotherapy (slit) is being used "off-label" as a treatment, but they are not yet recognized in the us as "approved" treatments. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for allergies and asthma?

What is the treatment for allergies and asthma?

Several: Many treatments exist for allergies: antihistamines, nasal sprays, eye drops as well as allergy shots. For asthma: rescue inhalers (albuterol), controller inhalers, allergy shots. Definitely see an allergist! ...Read more

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Cat allergy treatment possible or get rid of it?

Cat allergy treatment possible or get rid of it?

Many treatments: First, cat avoidance would help. If that's not practical, you could treat with over-the-counter antihistamines (cetirizine or fexofenadine), prescription nasal sprays, or allergy shots. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a tree nut allergy?

Aviod: You must see an allergist and find crossreactive foods, must carry an epi pen, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) avoid tree nuts, read ingredients before you eat out. ...Read more

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What's the most natural treatment for drug allergies?

What's the most natural treatment for drug allergies?

Drug Allergy: Avoid the drug. If impossible, see an allergist for testing and possible drug provocation testing. ...Read more

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Can you give me any home treatment for food allergies?

Can you give me any home treatment for food allergies?

Yes: Food allergy is a very serious disease. It requires proper diagnosis and treatment. Treatment involves proper identification of the correct food allergen and education in reading labels and avoiding the food. One should also have an anaphylaxis treatment plan if apporpriate. ...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