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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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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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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My breast feeding 3 1/2 mo baby has rashes on his face at times. Is it possible that's because i eat shell seafood?

My breast feeding 3 1/2 mo  baby has rashes on his face at times. Is it possible that's because i eat shell seafood?

Seborrhea: Seborrheic dermatitis is frequent in babies. It is usually caused by allergies. It usually resolves spontaneously only to recur after a few weeks. If it is itchy, topical steroid will clear it ...Read more

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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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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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What causes rashes that look like welts? In toddlers

What causes rashes that look like welts? In toddlers

Urticaria: It is usually due to an infection somewhere in the body. The second most common cause would be an allergy to something. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has several small rashes that look like hickeys all over her body for a few weeks now, she sadi they never itched. Any ideas?

My girlfriend has several small rashes that look like hickeys all over her body for a few weeks now, she sadi they never itched. Any ideas?

Take her to Doctor: Hickeys are bruise like marks caused by suckling the skin (aggressive kissing) until small blood vessels burst under the skin. She needs to be evaluated for a blood disorder. Thrombocytopenia low platelets can be caused by immune system problems, leukemia, s/e of medications. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more