Going to the beach with Shellfish allergy?

Do not eat. Shellfish allergy generally applies to eating of shellfish. It is not communicated through the air. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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Go on a cruise with a shellfish allergy?

Sure. Just carry your epi and be aware of when there risk for shellfish exposure. Always ask if there is shellfish in whatever is going into your mouth! Read more...
Mgt. I would request some information about the ship's medical services, and services for those traveler's affected by allergies. Maybe they will serve special meals to ensure there is no shellfish. Read more...

Whats a type 1 shellfish allergy?

Immediate. A type 1 hypersensitivity is an immediate type reaction. That is the typical type of allergy to shellfish. Read more...
IgE mediated. Allergic reactions that are type i are mediated by the allergic antibody ige. That means they can be diagnosed using a skin or blood test for ige. They are immediate reactions with symptoms occurring within minutes to hours after exposure. Symptoms can be hives, swelling, anaphylaxis, asthma, etc. Read more...

How can a shellfish allergy start?

Anytime. Shellfish allergy can start anytime. Typically this is seen in adults but can be seen in children. Unfortunatley there is no good way to predict who will develop this and when. Read more...

Which drugs can help my shellfish allergy?

Epinephrine. For severe shellfish allergy, only injectable Epinephrine for reactions is a reliable treatment. Some people with very mild allergies can use antihistamines alone, but everyone should have Epinephrine available. Unfortunately, there are no drugs that will prevent or resolve a food allergy so you can eat the food without risk, although this is an active area of research. Read more...
None. There are no medications to prevent reacting to foods; you simply have to avoid eating the foods to which you're allergic. Even if you've had a mild reaction to a food in the past, it is best not to "roll the dice" - you might have a more severe reaction in the future. Depending on the severity, antihistamines, bronchodilators and/or Epinephrine may be needed if you have an allergic reaction. Read more...

What are the symptoms of a shellfish allergy?

Oral and Stomach. Typically shellfish allergy would cause itching, burning, stinging and/ or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or lips. It may also cause stomach upset such as nausea, vomiting, cramping and possibly diarrhea. In some cases, it may cause a rash, shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and drop in blood pressure, or in severe cases death. Read more...

How long does pain from shellfish allergy last?

Hours. Not sure one would expect pain from a shellfish allergy reaction. In general, an allergic reaction from a food would last a couple of hours to maybe a day or so, if left untreated. If the reaction is treated them one should expect a quicker resloution. Read more...

Do any tests indicate a severe shellfish allergy?

Consider. There are such tests, such as rast testing (radioallergosorbent testing). Read more...
Positive or Negative. A positive skin or blood test for allergy to shellfish is enough evidence to diagnose an allergy if you have a convincing history of allergic reaction to shellfish. If the history is inconclusive, a blinded food challenge can be performed to help confirm the diagnosis. If you are diagnosed with shellfish allergy, you are at risk of a life threatening reaction. There is no test for severity. Read more...

Shellfish allergy symptoms are usually what kind?

Oral, cutaneous. Shellfish reaction typically start with itching and burning of the mouth and throat followed by hives. Severe cases an involve significant tongue swelling, throat closure, and wheezing. Read more...