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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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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

A sensitivity to substances called allergens that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, or gastrointestinal tract. They can be breathed into the ...Read more


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What are the common reactions to a shrimp and shellfish allergy?

What are the common reactions to a shrimp and shellfish allergy?

Several symptoms: The symptoms of shellfish allergy that occur after ingestion include hives, swelling of the lips/tongue, throat discomfort, itching, shortness of breath, cough, vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to peanuts?

What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to peanuts?

Several symptoms: True allergic reactions to peanuts usually occur within a few minutes of ingestion (occasionally after 1-2 hours) and may include hives, shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, throat discomfort, swelling of the lips/tongue, vomiting or diarrhea. ...Read more

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What in crustaceans causes allergic reactions to some people?

What in crustaceans causes allergic reactions to some people?

Tropomyosin: A muscle protein called tropomyosin is the actual allergen for most people with crustacean allergies. This protein is common to many arthropods including the ubiquitous house dust mite. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of allergic reactions?

What are symptoms of allergic reactions?

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

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What is the allergic reaction to avocados?

What is the allergic reaction to avocados?

Allergic reaction: Allergic reactions to foods can be itching, hives, trouble breathing, throat swelling, wheezing or even GI symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea.. ...Read more

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What about allergic reaction from the test (tubersol?

What about allergic reaction from the test (tubersol?

None: There is no allergic reaction to the tubersol (tb mantoux) test. If there is a swelling and redness around the site of the test, it may mean that the test is positive and this has to be confirmed by your doctor who will determine what step needs to be taken next. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to insect bite?

What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to insect bite?

Depends: If it is mild- just some redness and itching, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. People who get severe reactions- such as difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, should carry an epi-pen, which is injectable epinephrine. ...Read more

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What are the possible symptoms of an allergic reaction to phenyxyethan?

What are the possible symptoms of an allergic reaction to phenyxyethan?

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

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What are the symptoms and signs for an allergic reaction to prawns?

Prawns: The same as with shrimp. It can make hives, a rash or swelling. It may activate asthma or cause an allergic response in the eyes or nose. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of someone having an allergic reaction to latex?

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

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What are signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction to food?

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

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What are signs of an allergic reaction to something?

Several symptoms: Allergic reactions may include any number of symptoms including hives, shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, throat discomfort, swelling of the lips/tongue, vomiting or diarrhea. Milder symptoms include runny nose, congestion, sneeze, or itchy/watery eyes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of one to be allergic to wasp or bee stings?

What are the causes of one to be allergic to wasp or bee stings?

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

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What are the tests for allergic reaction to insect bites?

What are the tests for allergic reaction to insect bites?

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

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What drugs mostly cause an allergic reaction?

What drugs mostly cause an allergic reaction?

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 more

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What are the causes for pruritis (intermitent itching) besides allergic reactions?

What are the causes for pruritis (intermitent itching) besides allergic reactions?

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

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What type of allergy makes the most childhood anaphylactic reactions?

What type of allergy makes the most childhood anaphylactic reactions?

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 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