What can help my allergy to shellfish?

Avoid & epinephrine. No one can cure your shellfish allergy so staying away from it is the best course of action. Those allergic to crustaceans may not be allergic to mollusks & vice versa so you might be able to eat some shellfish. See your allergist for testing & advice. A reaction to shellfish can occur in minutes. Antihistamines work in an hour. Epipen (epinephrine) injected into your thigh can be life-saving. Where's yours?

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Can someone out grow an allergy to shellfish?

Not usually. Will i outgrow shellfish allergy? Shellfish allergy is usually developed later in life, and is usually a lifelong allergy http://www.Acaai.Org/allergist/allergies/types/food-allergies/types/pages/shellfish-allergy.Aspx. Read more...

How do I know if I have an allergy to shellfish?

Shellfish allergy. If you have eaten any shellfish in the past, you will be more prone to develop allergy if you ingest it again. Mild symptoms mabye itching of the mouth with or without hives & swelling of the tongue , lips or skin. More severe symptoms witll be difficulty of breathing, wheezind, collapse. Read more...

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

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. Read more...

What might make someone develop an allergy to shellfish later in life?

Unknown. Many people (at least half) develop shellfish allergy later in life. This probably reflects the way the immune system develops, as some allergies are more common in very young children than adults (like egg), while others develop later (like pollen, and shellfish). The exact mechanism is still unknown though. Read more...
Unknown. See your allergist for testing. Oftentimes people are allergic to only one or two items in a particular class of foods and you might be tolerant of others in the same family. Read more...

I have a severe allergy to shellfish, but desperately wants to go to japan. What precautionary measures can I take?

No shellfish. Take your Epipen (epinephrine) everywhere you go to eat. Make sure you tell your servers you are very allergic and avoid any shared plates with shellfish on them. Get the word for all shellfish in japanese and spell them out to them so they know not to serve it to you. Be very careful. Read more...

I have a severe allergy to shellfish, so I'm afraid of other seafood. Any advice?

Get tested. Get tested for lots of shellfish and fish. You may be negative to seafood items you like and are afraid to eat. Then bring a sample of food you want to eat to the allergist's office and have a challenge to be sure it's safe to eat it. Be sure to mention your allergy to any restaurant where you eat, and carry your epipen (epinephrine). A cooking spoon may cross-contaminate a dish, so safest place to eat is home. Read more...