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Why Do I Have A Stronger Allergic Reaction To Raw Versus Cooked Shellfish
Shellfish allergy: The cooking process breaks down the allergenic proteins in the shellfish whereas the raw shellfish has 100% of the allergen when ingested. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Can foods that is cooked in the same oils as shellfish cause a reaction to someone that has shellfish allergies?
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?
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Can I reduce my severe food allergies? I've just learned that I'm allergic to shellfish and nuts. I'm 50 years old and have never had a reaction to any type of seafood, or any other food, until recently. Why would I suddenly develop food allergies? Are th
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
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
I have heavy allergic to seafood. Is it possible to take antihistamine drug as profilaxis to minimize allergic reaction?
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I am allergic to seafood but I can eat tunafish and breaded shrimp can I eat lobster and crab without having an allergic reaction?
Difficult to answer: Seafood includes shellfish and fish. Shellfish includes mollusks and crustaceans. You describe being able to eat a sea dwelling fish (tuna) and a crustacean (shrimp). Therefore you are not allergic to seafood. Lobsters and crabs are crustaceans and share the same allergy inducing protein tropomyosin. It does not appear you are allergic to that or you would have had trouble with shrimp. ...Read more
Can u developed an allergic reaction to shrimp? I've never been allergic to seafood. I had red/itchy bumps on my face.
Yes: Yes, shrimp and other shellfish allergy can develop in adults and is actually quite common. If the red itchy bumps are appearing soon after ingesting shrimp defiantly could be allergy. Avoid shellfish for now and see allergist for confirmatory testing. ...Read more
Ate a crabcake 7hrs ago and my dad said about my mom had a mild reaction to shellfish now I'm freaking out over allergies can that happen hrs later?
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
What food do people with food allergies eat to get the same nutrients they need from the foods they're allergic to? I.e. Nuts, shellfish and pork?
Yes: New allergies can develop with time throughout life. ...Read more
Is it possible for one person to have two completely unrelated allergies? (for example dairy and shellfish)
Absolutely: Any combination of allergies is possible based on our inheritence and genetic code. ...Read more
Probably: It's important to read food labels when dealing with food allergies. Typically imitation crab is fish with artificial flavor and color. Be sure to read label just to make sure. ...Read more
No need to avoid: Allergic reactions to shellfish (shrimp, crab, lobster, oysters, etc) are due to ige allergic antibody to the meat/muscle protein called tropomyosin. Adverse reactions to Celebrex (celecoxib) and other nsaids are unrelated to this and have a different mechanism of triggering allergic type reactions. There should be no connection between the two. ...Read more
Fish allergies: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) could work but with fish and shell fish allergies if it is bad best thing is to avoid eatiing it. Some prepackaged foods have shell fish products in them so please read labels before you consume these. It may be prudent to carry an epi-pen for you and you can have your doc prescribe one for you to carry with you at all times. ...Read more
Shellfish shells: Glucosamine is manufactured from the shells of shrimp, so contamination with shrimp proteins might cause a reaction. However, most people who are shellfish allergic are allergic to the muscle of the shrimp, and the amount of the muscle protein in the glucosamine product is small. ...Read more
Depends: Make sure you read the label closely and see if they list anything referring to shellfish on the ingredients label. The FDA requires that foods sold in the U.S. have the 8 most common food allergens listed clearly on the ingredient list so shellfish should be listed if it is included in the dish. ...Read more
None: All of what is supplied by shellfish can be substituted by other foods, and can survive without ...Read more
No: Most shellfish allergies are life-long, and there no currently accepted ways of permanently desensitizing someone, although there is active research on this. If you have a severe shellfish allergy, injectable Epinephrine for reactions is critical, and herbal or natural remedies should not be relied on to rescue you from the reaction. ...Read more
My 16 year old son was diagnosed with a severe shellfish allergy and recently his allergy testing came back that shellfish was fine and that he has a sesame allergy. He has other enviromental allergies and controlled asthma. These were his only known
Please resubmit: You never got to the question part of your question. Please resubmit. ...Read more
Can someone touching something after eating shellfish cause someone who is allergic (swells in the throat) to have an reaction?
It would have to be ingested by the allergic individual.
So theoretically yes but unlikely. ...Read more
Get another opinion: Allergy to foods manifests as hives. The reaction will be about the same each time. If your reaction is something other than hives there is probably some other cause. If you have not yet seen a dermatologist you should do so. Most people who claim to be allergic to a food will have no reaction when given this food under medical observation. If you have hives you need to learn how to use antihistsa ...Read more
IgE antibodies: Penicillin binds to a protein in the blood and the combination is treated as an invader. Instead of creating the usual IgG antibodies the immune system mistakenly forms IgE antibodies. The combination activates Mast cells which then release various, potent biochemical mediators that have various effects on multiple organ systems including the skin, lungs and blood vessels. ...Read more
Something in the gum:
Gum...Like any other substance or food is made of many different ingredients. So. There may be some chemical or natural product in the gum that you may be allergic to. Like strawberry flavored gum or licorice.
If you know you have an allergy to something then don't chew the gum with that item in it. Go see an allergist if you are worried. ...Read more
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