Monday, February 16, 2015

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It is not known for certain why some individuals get shellfish allergies and others do not. However, your risk of having a food allergy increases if your family has allergic illnesses such as asthma.

However, your risk of having a food allergy increases if your family has
allergic illnesses such as asthma.

Symptoms of a shellfish allergy usually occur within a few minutes to an hour of ingestion and may include:

  • Stomach or bowel symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea)
  • Itching
  • Flushing
  • Hives (raised patches on the skin that are extremely itchy)
  • Swelling of the lips, face, and/or throat
  • Wheezing
  • Low blood pressure symptoms (dizziness, lightheadedness