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What about the shellfish causes allergic reactions?

What about the shellfish causes allergic reactions?

The meaty part: Your immune system reacts to proteins in the meat of the shellfish that causes allergic reactions. Most people with "shellfish" allergy are allergic to crustaceans - shrimp, prawn, crab. Lobster, crayfish. Fewer are allergic to mollusks - clam, mussel, oyster, scallop, squid, octopus, abalone, cockles, snails. Even fewer are allergic to all shellfish. An allergist can help sort this out for you. ...Read more

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I got my shellfish allergy from my mom. Should I worry about the other things she's allergic to passing down to me?

I got my shellfish allergy from my mom. Should I worry about the other things she's allergic to passing down to me?

May be: there is genetic/familial tendency but not true Mendelian genetic rule, which means you might have allergies in general as any of your parents, but not necessarily that you will inherent the same pattern, be careful though, keep an Epipen (epinephrine) handy, also an antihistaminic ...Read more

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What should he do? My husband had a cat scan this morning about 7 am. He is allergic to shellfish, so they had him take benedryl a half an hour before the scan. He went to work and around 4 pm he started feeling really warm. He came home and i noticed he

What should he do? My husband had a cat scan this morning about 7 am. He is allergic to shellfish, so they had him take benedryl a half an hour before the scan. He went to work and around 4 pm he started feeling really warm. He came home and i noticed he

The : The dye used for the ct scan is inorganic and should not cross react because of the shellfish allergy. That does not preclude that he is having or had a reaction to the dye. The doctor who ordered the study and all his physicians should be informed of what happened. He should be seen by an allergist who could better define by the history what is going on. ...Read more

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I am allergic to shellfish. I just took keflex. I took singulair, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, Pepcid ac, my ventoltor, I am about to use my epipen.?

I am allergic to  shellfish.  I just took keflex.   I took singulair, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, Pepcid ac, my ventoltor,  I am about to use my epipen.?

Go ahead.: When having a severe allergic reaction Epinephrine is the only medication that can help you immediately with oll your symptoms. Asthma rescue inhalers will only help with your lung symptoms if it gets there. Any swelling in the throat will prevent it from getting there. . H-1(benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin) and h-2(pepcid) antihistamines and singulair will take up to1hour to work. ...Read more

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Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?

Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?

Not needed: Multivitamins have not been shown to improve health or longevity when studied scientifically. It would be better for you to follow a healthy and nutritious diet with a lot of veggies and fruits. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am allergic to shellfish?

How to tell if I am allergic to shellfish?

Shellfish Allergy: First step is to determine what reaction you have when eating shellfish. Typical allergic reaction involves hives, swelling, throat tightness, wheeze, vomiting, or passing out within minutes to 2hrs after food ingestion. If this sounds like something you experienced then see an allergy for skin or blood testing to confirm. If positive you will need to avoid all shellfish and carry epinephrine. ...Read more

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If someone is allegic to shellfish can they go to the beach?

If someone is allegic to shellfish can they go to the beach?

Yes: Allergic reactions to shellfish such as crustacean (shrimp, crab, lobster, crayfish) and mollusks (clams, oyster, etc) are typically triggered after eating the shellfish or upon inhaling the steam from cooking shellfish. Swimming in the ocean or walking on the beach should be safe. It's the restaurants where you have to be extremely careful! ...Read more

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How long can swelling from an allerigic reaction to shellfish last?

How long can swelling from an allerigic reaction to shellfish last?

It depends: It depends on where the swelling is located. If you had a severe allergic episode, swelling in mucous membranes can sometimes last several days. ...Read more

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What chemical in shellfish makes people allergic to eating shellfish?

What chemical in shellfish makes people allergic to eating shellfish?

Fish protein allergy: Most allergens are proteins, and the allergens in shellfish that set off allergic people are no exception. These are usually unique to the particular species of fish, but some cross-reactivity is possible. In the case of shrimp, the protein has been identified and it is called tropomyosin. http://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/28/health/studies-unmask-protein-culprit-behind-allergy-to-shrimp.html. ...Read more

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