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How would I know if I have developed an allergy to shellfish?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Many dogs few tricks

Many foods can trigger allergic reactions, even life-endangering anaphylaxis but those reactions have a limited number of symptoms - hives, lip, tongue & eyelid swelling, coughing, suffocation, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, a sense of something bad is happening, loss of consciousness & shock.
If a some of these symptoms occur within 2 hours of eating shellfish allergy is possible.

In brief: Many dogs few tricks

Many foods can trigger allergic reactions, even life-endangering anaphylaxis but those reactions have a limited number of symptoms - hives, lip, tongue & eyelid swelling, coughing, suffocation, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, a sense of something bad is happening, loss of consciousness & shock.
If a some of these symptoms occur within 2 hours of eating shellfish allergy is possible.
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