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What can be done for a shrimp allergy?

Avoidance. Shrimp allergy is potentially a life threatening reaction to shrimp. The current treatment for shrimp allergy is avoidance and making sure one has an injectable Epinephrine available at all times. Read more...

Can I have a shrimp allergy just by touching it?

Yes. Touching the shrimp can cause local symptoms like itching or a hive where you touched the shrimp. You aren't likely to have systemic symptoms like you would if you ate it, unless you put your finger into your mouth after touching the shrimp. In general, it takes ingestion of the food to cause anaphylaxis. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Shrimp allergy?

Food allergy. Allergy to any food, in this case shrimp will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat closure etc. Food allergy is diagnosed with clinical history followed by skin or blood test and that information helps establish the diagnosis and severity of the allergy. Read more...

Is there a cure for shrimp allergy?

No. At this time, the best practice for shrimp allergy is strict avoidance and having an anaphylaxis treatment plan and epi available for use if needed. Read more...
No. As of yet, there is no cure for a shellfish (including shrimp) allergy. An estimated 2.3% of americans are allergic to seafood, including fish and shellfish. Shrimp, crab, and lobster cause most shellfish allergies. Allergy to shellfish is considered lifelong; once a person develops the allergy, it is unlikely that they will lose it. Treatment includes strict avoidance and carrying an epipen (epinephrine). Read more...

Do I have a shrimp allergy if my dad has one?

Not inherited. You don't inherit food allergies like you would eye color or other gene based features. You can inherit a tendency to allergies, which does have a genetic component. To become allergic to any food your body must first be exposed to it and have a quirky response to it at future times, but generally not at the initial encounter. Read more...
Nope. Impossible to know until you try it or get tested. But it is not inherited. Read more...

Might have shrimp allergy. Not tested. Can I have lobster bisque or crabcakes?

Absolutely NOT! Do not eat any shellfish until after you have been seen by a board certified allergist and told that you are not allergic to shellfish. Doing so may result in severe allergic reaction or death. All shellfish cross react including lobster, crab, shrimp and crayfish. Read more...

What is considered a shrimp allergy?

Symptoms. Food allergy reactions include: runny nose, itchiness, rash, hives, lip/tongue/throat swelling, trouble talking, swallowing or breathing, asthma, belly pain, throwing up, passing out and rarely death. Read more...

Why would my shrimp allergy disappear?

Might not have. Adverse reactions to a food can often be mistaken for a food allergy. Undercooked or spoiled shellfish can often cause an adverse reaction that gets mistaken for a food allergy. You should get tested including a food challenge to correctly diagnose if you do or do not have an allergy to shrimp. Read more...

What are the symptoms of a shrimp allergy?

Multiple. Allergy to shrimp, or any food, is usually characterized by significant symptoms within 30-90 minutes of eating the food--these symptoms may include hives, swelling of the lips/tongue, shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, vomiting or diarrhea. Read more...