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What do you meant by fish allergy?

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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Bony fish allergy

Main familes of seafood: bony fish (cod), bivalves (clam), crustaceans (crab), cephalopods (squid), gastropods (snail), with cross-reactivity within a family but rarely between families.
Main symptoms: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea/vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, red/itchy skin, hives, runny/stuffy nose, chest tightness/wheezing, shortness of breath. Reactions occur within 1/2-2 hr.

In brief: Bony fish allergy

Main familes of seafood: bony fish (cod), bivalves (clam), crustaceans (crab), cephalopods (squid), gastropods (snail), with cross-reactivity within a family but rarely between families.
Main symptoms: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea/vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, red/itchy skin, hives, runny/stuffy nose, chest tightness/wheezing, shortness of breath. Reactions occur within 1/2-2 hr.
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Fish allergy

This typically refers to finned fish.
The most common allergen is parvalbumin which is in variable amounts. While there is much cross reactivity with allergy tests, there is variability inf true allergic reactions with open challenge. Fish is in the top 8 most common food allergens and usually long lasting. See my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/11/fish-allergy/.

In brief: Fish allergy

This typically refers to finned fish.
The most common allergen is parvalbumin which is in variable amounts. While there is much cross reactivity with allergy tests, there is variability inf true allergic reactions with open challenge. Fish is in the top 8 most common food allergens and usually long lasting. See my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/11/fish-allergy/.
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