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What are the symptoms of a gelatin allergy?
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Dr. Thad Woodard
Pediatrics
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In brief: Hives
Possibly the most common reaction is hives.

In brief: Hives
Possibly the most common reaction is hives.
Dr. Thad Woodard
Dr. Thad Woodard
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Dr. Eli Silver
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rash/breathing diff.
Immediate (minutes) and delayed reactions can arise from gelatin allergy.
Immediate: hives, respiratory difficulty, throat swelling and low blood pressure. Delayed: a rash that appears 1-2 days after the exposure. Gelatin is found if food and meds/vaccines. Some people react only to food gelatin, others only to pharmaceutical. Kosher gelatin is made out of fish - no crossreact. To reg. Gelatin.

In brief: Rash/breathing diff.
Immediate (minutes) and delayed reactions can arise from gelatin allergy.
Immediate: hives, respiratory difficulty, throat swelling and low blood pressure. Delayed: a rash that appears 1-2 days after the exposure. Gelatin is found if food and meds/vaccines. Some people react only to food gelatin, others only to pharmaceutical. Kosher gelatin is made out of fish - no crossreact. To reg. Gelatin.
Dr. Eli Silver
Dr. Eli Silver
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In brief: Same as any other...
The rashes would not be any different from any other food allergy (eczema or hives), but since gelatin is simply an extract of boiled low-quality beef, the child would probably be allergic to all beef-containing foods if she were allergic to gelatin.

In brief: Same as any other...
The rashes would not be any different from any other food allergy (eczema or hives), but since gelatin is simply an extract of boiled low-quality beef, the child would probably be allergic to all beef-containing foods if she were allergic to gelatin.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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