Definition and Description of Illness
“Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans. Seafood prominently includes fish and shellfish. Shellfish include various species of mollusc, crustaceans, and echinoderms. ” “Allergies are abnormal reactions of the immune system that occur in response to otherwise harmless substances ”. There is no definition or description for “Seafood Food Allergy,” but there are two kind of seafood allergy, which is fish allergy and another is shellfish allergy. Our topic will focus on shellfish allergy, which is becoming most common for adults and affected to many people in worldwide. Shellfish allergy
Shellfish are divided into two different types:
crustacea (such as shrimp crab and lobster)
mollusks (such as clams, mussels, oysters and scallops)
Reaction of crustacean shellfish is particularly strong. But sometimes you can able to eat another types of shellfish, which means it doesn’t give you any reaction. Condition
Eating the seafood is the main cause for allergic reactions. Some sensitive people may react to the fumes when seafood is being cooked, and some from touch, such as when cleaning and handling fish. Often patients are only allergic to certain species but are able to eat other seafood species without problems.
Shellfish allergy symptoms can affected within minutes of eating shellfish and include: ➢
“Hives, itching or eczema
Swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat, or other parts of the body ➢
Wheezing, nasal congestion or trouble breathing
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting
Dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting
Tingling in the mouth ”
If shellfish allergy gives strong allergic reactions like difficulty to breathing, shock, with a severe drop in your blood pressure rapid pulse it can be life-threated. Doctor’s describe this reaction as an anaphylactic and during this severe reaction need to have quick treatment with an epinephrine...
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