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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A range of symptoms: Allergic reactions can be non life threatening and only include hives and itching, or can include multiple organ systems and present with swelling, throat tightening, cough, wheeze, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and light-headedness. See an allergist for definitive allergy testing. ...Read more
Phenoxyethanol: Do you mean "phenoxyethanol?" according to a warning by the fda of 2008 "phenoxyethanol is a preservative that is primarily used in cosmetics and medications. It also can depress the central nervous system and may cause vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration in infants". ...Read more
Local rash,anaphylac: Most common reactions are allergic contact dermatitis with rash severetype 1 reaction is potentially life threatening but rare some people who are allegic to latex are also allergic to plant produce like banananpineapple, avocado, kiwi fruit, chestnut, mango, passion fruit, strawberry and soy , and can cause systemic symptoms. ...Read more
Varies: Immediate reactions to a food can include hives, feelings of throat tightening and itching, shortness of breath, flushing of the skin and overwhelm feeling of doom. This can develop into nausea and vomiting as well as diarrhea. Some foods can cause a delayed skin reaction such as eczema and not always the immediate reaction. As always consult with your doctor get tested and avoid possible foods. ...Read more
Protein in venom: A person who is allergic to stinging insects has developed an allergy to a protein in the insect venom. These proteins have been well described and include mellitin, hyaluronidase, phospholipase, etc. Why this happens to some people is unclear. Thankfully treatment with venom allergy injections is very successful. ...Read more
Skin test or blood: When you see an allergist, they will first take a detailed history of your symptoms from the bite..And the type of insect involved, if known...Depending on the insect, a series of simple scratch tests can be done, or sometimes a blood testis done first. It depends on your reaction history. ...Read more
Drug reactions: The most common drug allergic reactions are to antibiotics like penicillin and sulfa. The second most common drug allergic reactions are Aspirin and nsaids such as ibuprofen. It is also very common for narcotics (morphine, codeine, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) etc) to cause itching and hives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Dry skin, infestations (e.g., scabies), skin disorders (e.g., atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen planus), medications, metabolic deficiencies (e.G, . Low iron), hematologic disorders (e.g., anemia, lymphoma). Infections, thyroid dysfunction, renal disease, etc. Therefore, a proper evaluation by a physician is warranted. ...Read more
Food allergies: Food allergens are the most common causes of childhood anaphylactic reactions with peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, cow's milk, soy and eggs being among the most common. Stinging insects, medications and latex rubber are also among the more common causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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