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What is the definition or description of: Squid allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Squid allergy?

Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case squid 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

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Squid Allergy (Definition)

Allergy to any food, in this case squid 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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I have a squid ink allergy. Was curious as to what the ink contains that I could be allergic to?

I have a squid ink allergy. Was curious as to what the ink contains that I could be allergic to?

Mollusk: Squid is considered a mollusk (oyster, clam, abalone etc) although a free-ranging one.
Its ink contains proteins which can sensitize people just like clams or oysters do. ...Read more

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What does seafood allergy really mean, since shrimp, clams, crabs, and squid are all different?

What does seafood allergy really mean, since shrimp, clams, crabs, and squid are all different?

Great question: Better to be specific. Shellfish = “crustaceans” (lobsters, "crayfish", prawns, crabs and shrimp) and “molluscs, ” [abalone, oysters, mussels, and squid (calamari)]. Other fish allergies are to “scaly” and “bony” fish, such as cod, haddock, herring, sprat, halibut, mackerel, trout and salmon. Hard to differentiate when they are cooked together! ...Read more

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How can seafoods like lobster, crab and squid cause food allergies?

How can seafoods like lobster, crab and squid cause food allergies?

If you are sensitive: If you are sensitive to the proteins in these foods, your body makes antibodies that recognize them and set off an allergic reaction. Most foods have the potential of causing allergies, but a few are more likely and shellfish are among the 8 most common food allergens. ...Read more

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If I have an allergy to squid and other seafood, would I react to a meal containing squid ink too? (ie.: squid ink pasta)

If I have an allergy to squid and other seafood, would I react to a meal containing squid ink too? (ie.: squid ink pasta)

Likely: But this has not been well studied and thus it would not be wise for you to try squid ink until proven otherwise. It is probably quite easy to confirm this by having your allergist do a prick-to-prick skin test to squid ink. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my allergy symptoms?

How can I reduce my allergy symptoms?

Identify, avoid, med: In order to reduce allergy symptoms, it is key to identify what the allergy is. See an allergist for testing. After identification, avoidance measures as possible followed by medications. If one is still suffering from allergies despite avoidance measures and medications, then allergy injections may be a very good option. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of cedar allergies?

What are typical symptoms of cedar allergies?

Nasal symptoms: Cedar pollen allergy causes runny nose, congestion, sneeze and itchy/watery eyes. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of allergies in people?

What are the usual symptoms of allergies in people?

Depends: Upper airway: stuffy nose, itchy nose, sneezing, sniffing, itchy roof of mouth or throat, itchy, watery eyes.
Lungs: coughing, wheezing, chest pain, shortness of breath
skin: itchy rash. (itchy without rash, rash not itchy is not allergy)
gi: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea after eating certain foods. Gi symptoms are not specific to allergy. History is very important. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of potential allergy problems?

What are the symptoms of potential allergy problems?

Depends on to what.: Allergy symptoms vary based on route of exposure. Examples: runny nose, sneezing and itchy nose with breathing pollen or dog dander, etc. Abdominal pain, nausea, hives with a food allergen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a serious medication allergy?

What are the symptoms of a serious medication allergy?

Various: A medication allergy may cause severe symptoms such as rash or hives, swelling of the tongue or throat, difficulty breathing, drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, or death. ...Read more

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How do I alleviate the symptoms of my allergy to my cats?

Avoid cats: If that's at all possible, avoidance is the best measure, however if not possible, bathing the cat once every week at least is advisable, owning a less hairy female cat, all this might be helpfull, more of help though is seeing an allergist for examination and testing to decide on whether further cat exposure isn't harmful, and whether u r a candidate for immunotherapy against cat dander. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of dairy allergies?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of dairy allergies?

Varies: Milk allergy can present with a variety of symptoms including: rash, hives, itchiness, lip/tongue/throat swelling, trouble breathing, belly pain, vomiting and rarely death. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what type of cell causes allergy symptoms?

I'm curious as to what type of cell causes allergy symptoms?

Lots: When we think of 'typical' allergy a lot of it has to do with mast cells (a type of white blood cell) and eosinophils. Both of these cells make interleukens which go through the body. Mast cells are the ones that release the most histamine. ...Read more

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What is the difference in symptoms bteween a cold and allergies?

What is the difference in symptoms bteween a cold and allergies?

Keeps coming back: They are similar! Itchy nose, sneezing, nasal congeston, running nose, coughing, sinus pain/fullness, post nasal drip. No fever with allergies, though. And most with allergies don't 'feel sick'; but they do feel tired, fatigued, wiped out. Why? Because allergies, like colds, tigger immune responses that sap energy. ...Read more

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What is the difference in symptoms bteween a cold and allergies?

What is the difference in symptoms bteween a cold and allergies?

Sometimes difficult: But except in very severe cases of allergy, people don't lose appetite with allergy which is also not associated with a fever. Allergy may also be seasonal. Cold is more common when school starts and in the winter, allergy in the warmer months. Cold is not relieved by antihistamine which does reduce allergic symptoms. Hope these points are helpful. ...Read more

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I am having allergy symptoms in my house. What may cause these outbreaks?

Indoor allergies: Common indoor allergens include dust mite and animal dander. Other less common indoor allergens are mold, cockroach, other pets (birds, rodents), and feathers (pillows, comforters). During tree, grass or weed pollen season, pollen may blow through screens or open doors or windows, making it seem like indoor allergens. An allergist can perform skin tests for these and have an answer in 20 min. ...Read more

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What are cedar allergy symptoms?

What are cedar allergy symptoms?

Cedar.: Cedar symptoms are the same as any other inhalent allergy. If you are asthmatic, it may cause asthma, it may cause nasal or eye allergies just like ragweed. It does not cause a fever unless there is a complication. Sometimes cedar allergic patients have problems with other similar trees such as christmas boughs or trees. A tip off is that it affects patients in the winter months. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food allergy?

Can vary: Ige mediated food allergy symptoms may include hives, swelling, vomiting, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, and even drop in blood pressure. Symptoms typically occur within 2 hours of food ingestion. For more info go to foodallergy. Org. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a dairy allergy?

What are the symptoms of a dairy allergy?

Same for all foods: Allergic reaction to any food produces some or all of following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, itchy/red skin, hives, nasal congestion, chest tightness, wheezing (especially in asthmatic), light headedness, low bp. These symptoms will occur each time as little as one sip or bite of the food is eaten. Avoid dairy until consult md. ...Read more

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Symptoms of titanium allergy or toxicity?

None: To my knowlege titanium is biologically inert meaning it cannot cause an allergic reaction. However, if you have dental implants placed it is possible that the implants are failing or need to be looked at by your dentist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having latex allergy?

What are the symptoms of having latex allergy?

Several: Natural rubber latex protein allergy can present as anaphylaxis, hives, wheezing, swelling, and rhinitis. Chemicals used in the processing of latex can lead to contact dermatitis rash. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of wheat allergies?

What are the usual symptoms of wheat allergies?

A variety!: Depending on the patient, food allergy symptoms can include:itchy mouth/throat, facial &/or airway swelling, difficulty breathing or talking, cough, wheeze, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (can be bloody), flushing, hives, eye redness, itch, &/or swelling, runny, itchy, &/or stuffy nose, sneezing, abdominal pain, feeling of impending doom and even shock or cardiac arrest! ...Read more

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Should I take my nebulizer for allergy symptoms?

Should I take my nebulizer for allergy symptoms?

Allergy/Asthma: If you are having asthma symptoms then you should definitely use the nebulizer exactly as prescribed. If you are sick and having significant respiratory issues, then you should get in to see your doctor or an urgent care for more appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tree nut allergies reaction?

What are the symptoms of tree nut allergies reaction?

Typical Allergy Sy: Tree nut allergy can present with runny nose, itchy nose and eyes, itchy skin, lip/tongue or throat swelling, hives, wheezing, asthma symptoms, belly pain, nausea, vomiting, passing out and rarely death. ...Read more

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What must I do if allergy symptoms are disturbing my sleep?

What must I do if allergy symptoms are disturbing my sleep?

Antihistamines: A trial of antihistamines may help many can be bought over the counter. Avoid the sedating ones. ...Read more

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Which symptoms are fibro and which are allergies, or can you tell?

Which symptoms are fibro and which are allergies, or can you tell?

Fibromyalgia symptom: Symptoms of fibromyalgia (is that your q?)=painful muscles, joints, tendons, soft tissues. Allergy symp: itching, sneezing, congestion, coughing, wheezing, etc. There is little overlap. Food allergies can cause abdominal pain and rarely joint pain, but mainly episodically after the food, not chronically like fibromyalgia. Both have fatigue. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001463/. ...Read more

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What are apple allergy symptoms?

What are apple allergy symptoms?

Mouth itching: Most apple allergies occur in patients with pollen allergies and only cause mouth or throat itching when eaten raw, but not when cooked. Less commonly, patients could be allergic to both raw and cooked apples, and present with more serious symptoms, such as throat swelling or trouble breathing, or hives. ...Read more

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What are apple allergy symptoms?

What are apple allergy symptoms?

Mouth symptoms: The most common symptoms of apple allergy or oral allergy syndrome with apple, are itching, burning or stinging of the mouth, tongue, lips or throat. Sometimes swelling may occur. In more severe cases there may also be nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and rash. Rarely anaphylaxis may occur. ...Read more

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What symptoms with an egg allergy?

What symptoms with an egg allergy?

Very variable...: Eggs are one of the most common allergy-causing foods in children.
Symptoms can occur minutes to a few hours after eating eggs or foods containing eggs. Signs and symptoms range from mild to severe skin rashes, hives, nasal inflammation, and vomiting or other digestive problems. Rarely, egg allergy can cause anaphylaxis — a life-threatening reaction. ...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


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