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4 mo boy exclusive breastfeeding. Has rashes on face every time when mom eats prawns or shell seafood. Allergy? Coincidence?

4 mo boy exclusive breastfeeding. Has rashes on face every time when mom eats prawns or shell seafood. Allergy? Coincidence?

No: Since breast milk does deliver some food allergens consumed by the mother, it is not a coincidence if this happens every time you ate shellfish. I would suggest that you avoid shellfish or discontinue breastfeeding. At age 4 months, it is also time to introduce table foods (no shellfish) to the child's diet since this may actually reduce the risk of developing yet more food allergies. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Can a rash from getting a seafood allergy be painful?

Can a rash from getting a seafood allergy be painful?

No : The rash that one would get from a shellfish allergy should not be painful. It can be itchy and uncomfortable but not painful. ...Read more

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Rash all over body. Ate seafood, some for first time in Vancouver, BC, Canada , from Calgary,AB, Canada. No allergies. No fever. No nausea. Recommend?

Rash all over body. Ate seafood, some for first time in Vancouver, BC, Canada , from Calgary,AB, Canada. No allergies. No fever. No nausea. Recommend?

Antihistaminic: OTC to help control your symptoms for now, if no improvement or condition worsens, please go to ER or urgent care, avoid all sea food for now, also if you ate in a restaurant ask about any seasonings they might have added, keep a diary of what you ate, and fix an appointment with an allergist to sort it out, good luck ...Read more

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Can food allergies, including to cucumbers or berries, cause itchy rashes on neck, back, legs? (does not look like hives)

Can food allergies, including to cucumbers or berries, cause itchy rashes on neck, back, legs? (does not look like hives)

Rash: Your rash may or may not be related to food allergies and the foods you mentioned, especially cucumbers, are rarely associated with this type of rash. I think you need to have your rash examined to determine what it is. ...Read more

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What does the rash from eating seafood look like?

What does the rash from eating seafood look like?

Hives: If you are allergic to seafood then you could get hives or welts on your skin that move around and change. They would itch. Other symptoms would be itching or the mouth or throat, congestion in the throat, watery eyes, runny nose, stuffy nose and sneezing. ...Read more

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What does strawberry allergy rash look like?

What does strawberry allergy rash look like?

Red, hives: Can be selling on skin such as hives or red itchy rash on face and body. Food allergies will resolve in 1-3 days if you avoid food. Take oral antihistamine and topical hydrocortisone. If it persists see md. ...Read more

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When you have a food allergy what does the rash look like and can the rash be anywhere on the body?

When you have a food allergy what does the rash look like and can the rash be anywhere on the body?

Looks like hives: It is very rare to have just a hives from food allergy, usually also have itchy/swollen, lips/mouth/throat, nausea/vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, etc. The hives can occur anywhere, usually appearing within 1/2 to 2 hours and resolving within 24 hours. Check with your md or an allergist. ...Read more

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What does a rash from a shellfish allergy look like?

What does a rash from a shellfish allergy look like?

Hives, usually: Most rash from shellfish allergy looks like hives (urticaria) and/or swelling of the eyes, lips and hands (angioedema). A few people with atopic eczema who are shellfish sensitive might get worsening of their eczema. People who process shellfish (like fishermen or cannery workers) might get an eczema-like rash on their hands and skin where they contact the shellfish. ...Read more

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Does this rash look like hives, or is it due to dust mites? Or even food allergy?

Does this rash look like hives, or is it due to dust mites? Or even food allergy?

Urticaria: Can't see a picture of your rash to see if it has the typical wheal and flare of hives, sort of like a mosquito bite or TB skin test in appearance. Caused by allergies to many things, including latex and dyes. Also result from viral illnesses. Best to seek treatment. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 6 hrs in the meantime. If throat swelling or shortness of breath, ER. http://www.dermnet.com/images/Urticaria-Acute ...Read more

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Can you tell me about having seafood allergies?

Can you tell me about having seafood allergies?

Avoid it: The symptoms of food allergies can be quite varied from hives and itching, to swelling, trouble breathing, throat swelling, coughing, wheezing, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and shock. The way to manage food allergies is avoidance.Most people with food allergies should have an epinephrine autoinjector for emergencies. See an allergist to determine what you are allergic to and how to manage it ...Read more

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If someone has shellfish allergies, are they allergic to all seafood?

If someone has shellfish allergies, are they allergic to all seafood?

Not necessarily: but better be cautious, sea food mix would contain shellfish, also shellfish might be cooked in the same pan and contaminates other fish meat, please see an allergist for testing and follow up, meanwhile keep an Epipen (epinephrine) and antihistaminic tablets handy for any accidental exposure, good luck ...Read more

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Hi docs, do you think it's at all possible to join the military if you have a nut/seafood allergy?

Hi docs, do you think it's at all possible to join the military if you have a nut/seafood allergy?

YES: I don't think there should be any reason why you cant. they should have online what the medical restrictions are. ...Read more

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Could people with seafood allergy swim in the ocean?

Could people with seafood allergy swim in the ocean?

Enjoy your swim: Sensible people always swim with a partner, you can bring your medication just as you would if you were going to dine out, and if you start getting sick, do what you must. I've never heard of this being a problem. ...Read more

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Can someone with a severe seafood allergy swim in the ocean?

Can someone with a severe seafood allergy swim in the ocean?

Yes: The risk of an allergic reaction is typically with ingestion of the seafood or inhalation of steam from cooked seafood. There will not be enough protein exposure in the seawater to cause a reaction. ...Read more

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If I have a shellfish allergy what types of seafood can I eat?

If I have a shellfish allergy what types of seafood can I eat?

Shell less fish: Examples of fish or seafood that you could eat: tuna, salmon, herring, all other types of fish with scales. Avoid seafood that has shells or hard cases: oyster, clam, lobster, shrimp. ...Read more

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I have a severe allergy to shellfish, so i'm afraid of other seafood. Any advice?

I have a severe allergy to shellfish, so i'm afraid of other seafood.  Any advice?

Get tested: Get tested for lots of shellfish and fish. You may be negative to seafood items you like and are afraid to eat. Then bring a sample of food you want to eat to the allergist's office and have a challenge to be sure it's safe to eat it. Be sure to mention your allergy to any restaurant where you eat, and carry your epipen (epinephrine). A cooking spoon may cross-contaminate a dish, so safest place to eat is home. ...Read more

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Is my allergic reaction after exercising after seafood because of the exercise or seafood allergy?

Is my allergic reaction after exercising after seafood because of the exercise or seafood allergy?

Exercise induced: Food associated anaphylaxis is uncommon, but can happen. Wheat and shrimp are the most common culprits. Patients can eat the food without exercising, or exercise without eating the food and be fine. Be very careful to not eat shrimp within 4 hours of exercise and i would suggest not at all on exercise days. You should also see an allergist and have an Epipen (epinephrine) available. ...Read more

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If you have an allergy to fish does is increase your chances of having an allergy to shellfish or other seafoods?

If you have an allergy to fish does is increase your chances of having an allergy to shellfish or other seafoods?

Maybe a little: From an evolutionary point-of-view fish are closer to us than they are to crustaceans or mollusks. They share few similar proteins and so few similar allergens. Usually allergy to fish doe not mean allergy to shellfish. A few unfortunate people however are allergic to lots of foods. Hope that's not you. ...Read more

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Can I have developed an allergy to shrimp or is the seasoning the culprit? I have eaten seafood all my life including shrimp. I recently had some shrimp that i had an allergic reaction to. I beleive it was the seasoning i may have been allergic to.

Can I have developed an allergy to shrimp or is the seasoning the culprit? I have eaten seafood all my life including shrimp. I recently had some shrimp that i had an allergic reaction to. I beleive it was the seasoning i may have been allergic to.

Based : Based on your history of eating shrimp it is more likely the seasoning is the culprit. One other possibility is that the shrimp was spoiled. The only way to determine if you have a true allergy is to have a sensitivity test performed. ...Read more

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How to cure 18 mos baby from chicken and seafood allergy?

How to cure 18 mos baby from chicken and seafood allergy?

Avoidance: For now, assessment by an allergist is important, to make sure it is real allergy to seafood or chicken or just the additives, epinephrine injectin plus oral antihistamines should be kept handy, your doctor would prescribe the dosage for your child, goodluck ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

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