Fish Allergy

Fish Allergy

People with a fish allergy might be allergic to some types of fish but not others. Although most allergic reactions to fish happen when someone eats fish, sometimes people can react to touching fish or breathing in vapors from cooking fish. While an allergy to fish protein is most common, it is possible to be allergic to fish gelatin (made from fish skin and bones). People with a fish allergy should consult their allergist before taking fish oil dietary supplements.

Fish Allergy Symptoms in kids:

  • Hives or a skin rash
  • Nausea, stomach cramps, indigestion, vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Stuffy or runny nose and/or sneezing
  • Headaches
  • Asthma
  • Anaphylaxis (less common),

Fish Allergy Management and Treatment:

Avoid fish and fish products. Read food labels carefully. Treat symptoms of anaphylaxis with epinephrine. Doctors typically advise people who are allergic to one type of finned fish to avoid all types.

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