Fish Allergy And Its Symptoms

Fish allergy

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Fish Allergy, to a layman may mean allergies caused by fish and hence the person is better off  staying away from all different kinds of fish. However, for doctors or allergists, fish allergy indicates that allergic individuals might be allergic to one or more kind of fish and yet have no allergic reaction to another.

Symptoms of Fish Allergy

The symptoms of fish allergy, like other allergies include:

  • Asthma
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Wheezing
  • Hives
  • Swelling of the body
  • Severe difficulty breathing
  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Fish allergy

Avoid fish and fish containing products if you are allergic to fish.

How common is fish allergy?

Fish allergy is mostly found in adults. In United States, 2.3% of Americans or nearly 7 million people have seafood allergy including fish and shellfish. Salmon, tuna, and halibut are the most common kinds of fish to which people are allergic.

How can fish allergy be avoided?

Avoiding fish and food containing fish products is prevents an episode of fish allergy. If a person knows exactly which type of fish he/she is allergic to, the person can avoid using or consuming the particular species of fish. In addition, it is advisable to avoid touching fish, going to fish market, and being in an area where fish is being cooked as a precautionary measure.

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