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Can u developed an allergic reaction to shrimp? I've never been allergic to seafood. I had red/itchy bumps on my face.

Yes. Yes, shrimp and other shellfish allergy can develop in adults and is actually quite common. If the red itchy bumps are appearing soon after ingesting shrimp defiantly could be allergy. Avoid shellfish for now and see allergist for confirmatory testing. Read more...

Used several creams/gels to treat knee wound, may have had an allergic reaction? ; very itchy bumps which seem to spread around knee if touched? : (

Allergic Reactions. to topical creams and even bandages are not that uncommon. However, you may have a skin infection rather than a reaction. You should see your doctor for an evaluation to rule out significant problems. Read more...

I've had bad allergies my whole life. Reacted to skin test with red itchy bumps however doctor said the test was negative. Why did I react?

Hard to say. There are conditions in which the skin does not react properly to a skin test. Thus, to rule that out, we always place what is called a "positive control" - one of the tests is not an allergen, but histamine, which is the chemical released in an allergic reaction. If you don't react to histamine, we know that something is wrong with your skin. So a negative panel always has ONE itchy bump. Read more...

With bad allergies my whole life. Reacted to skin test with red itchy bumps to everything however doctor said the test was negative. Why did I react?

Reaction? It sounds like your doctor doesn't think you reacted. You could ask if they did controls. That is one test that yuk shouldn't have reacted to plus one you definitely should react to. It is to show whether your results are valid or not. . Read more...
Honestly that doesnt. make any sense as allergy testing is actually graded on a scale of 1-4 typically I would consider second opinion. Read more...

I often get random patches full of itchy bumps on my body mostly on my forearms they're not bug bites or an allergic reaction. What causes this?

Many things! What you are describing is a very common condition and not specific for any one diagnosis. You could have a contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction to something coming into contact with your skin), hives, eczema or any number of things. If your primary care physician is stumped, please consider seeing an allergist or a dermatologist. Read more...