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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Have A Stronger Allergic Reaction To Raw Versus Cooked Shellfish

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Why do I have a stronger allergic reaction to raw versus cooked shellfish?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Can foods that is cooked in the same oils as shellfish cause a reaction to someone that has shellfish allergies?

Can foods that is cooked in the same oils as shellfish cause a reaction to someone that has shellfish allergies?

Yes: Protein from the shellfish can leach into the oil and then potentially contaminate other foods that would be cooked in the oil ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not needed: Multivitamins have not been shown to improve health or longevity when studied scientifically. It would be better for you to follow a healthy and nutritious diet with a lot of veggies and fruits. ...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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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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I am allergic to seafood but I can eat tunafish and breaded shrimp can I eat lobster and crab without having an allergic reaction?

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

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Can u developed an allergic reaction to shrimp? I've never been allergic to seafood. I had red/itchy bumps on my face.

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

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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?

Don't worry: First: Your mother's food allergy is not transmitted to you.
Second: Nearly all food allergic reactions occur within 2 hours (except for red meat which can be as late as 6 hours).

...Be happy. ...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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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?

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?

Micronutrients: Protein, Omega fatty acids and micronutrients are nutritional advantages of the foods you have mentioned. A whole raw food multivitamin and other protein sources such as lean beef, organ meats, soy, avocado, spinach, kale can help make up the difference. ...Read more

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What specifically causes your shellfish allergies?

What specifically causes your shellfish allergies?

Muscle: People with shellfish allergy are usually allergic to a protein found in the muscle of the shellfish. ...Read more

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Can people with shellfish allergies eat imitation crab and be okay?

Can people with shellfish allergies eat imitation crab and be okay?

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

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Should a patient with shellfish allergies take celebrex (celecoxib)?

Should a patient with shellfish allergies take celebrex (celecoxib)?

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

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Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work for fish or shellfish allergies?

Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work for fish or shellfish allergies?

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

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What does glucosamine have to do with shellfish allergies?

What does glucosamine have to do with shellfish allergies?

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

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Could I have a taipei frozen chinese food with shellfish allergies?

Could I have a taipei frozen chinese food with shellfish allergies?

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

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What nutritional deficiencies do people with shellfish allergies face?

What nutritional deficiencies do people with shellfish allergies face?

None: All of what is supplied by shellfish can be substituted by other foods, and can survive without ...Read more

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Are there natural remedies for shellfish allergies?

Are there natural remedies for shellfish allergies?

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

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Recently my allergic reaction to foods are getting worse, what could cause this?

Recently my allergic reaction to foods are getting worse, what could cause this?

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

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Can you tell me how penicillin cause allergic reaction?

Can you tell me how penicillin cause allergic reaction?

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

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Can chewing gum cause an allergic reaction?

Can chewing gum cause an allergic reaction?

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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Does latanoprost cause an allergic reaction?

It can: It's possible to allergic to any medication. If you think you are having an allergic reaction, see your eye doctor. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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