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I've always ate shrimp, but today after eating had itching in throat & chin! that went away and now feel like something is stuck in my throat!?
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Dr. Robert Ramirez
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 doctors agree
In brief: Go to ER
This certainly sounds like it could be anaphylaxis, a systemic allergic reaction that can be potentially fatal, and therefore you should seek medical attention now in an er or urgent care.
Once symptoms have been stabilized, you should seek an evaluation from an allergist to confirm this.

In brief: Go to ER
This certainly sounds like it could be anaphylaxis, a systemic allergic reaction that can be potentially fatal, and therefore you should seek medical attention now in an er or urgent care.
Once symptoms have been stabilized, you should seek an evaluation from an allergist to confirm this.
Dr. Robert Ramirez
Dr. Robert Ramirez
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Thank you, Dr. Ramirez. I am glad we got an answer from an allergist.
Dr. Paul Carter
Don't mess around with allergy to shellfish. Don't expect reactions to gradually worsen. The next exposure could kill. Get to an allergist for evaluation!
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
11 doctors agree
In brief: Could be serious
Swelling in the throat, tongue, or lips after eating can be a sign of a life threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.
Itching on the skin followed by hives can be the first sign. Swelling of the throat can become so severe it blocks your breathing. Wheezing and a drop in blood pressure may occur. Each episode may get more severe, so evaluation and treatment can prevent a worse attack.

In brief: Could be serious
Swelling in the throat, tongue, or lips after eating can be a sign of a life threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.
Itching on the skin followed by hives can be the first sign. Swelling of the throat can become so severe it blocks your breathing. Wheezing and a drop in blood pressure may occur. Each episode may get more severe, so evaluation and treatment can prevent a worse attack.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Joseph Woods
This can be serious. It would be good to get tested to see if you are allergic to other shellfish besides shrimp.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Go to ER
This could be swelling from an anaphylactic reaction.
These can come on after any exposure to shrimp. Get help asap, this could worsen and result in inability to breathe.

In brief: Go to ER
This could be swelling from an anaphylactic reaction.
These can come on after any exposure to shrimp. Get help asap, this could worsen and result in inability to breathe.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Thanks, Dr. Windisch, for your rapid response to this question.
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