Crab Allergy

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I have nothing to do, bored and itchy.  I think I had an allergy eating Crab Kimchi, both of my arms started to itch and became reddish in color. I can’t resist scratching it so I put petroleum jelly, it works a bit but I don’t feel well. I asked my husband to make a coffee for me, hmm even though he is a head butt sometimes he is still so sweet especially when I am not feeling well. Thanks sweetie, sorry for the disturbance you can know continue with your genealogy (lol).

I don’t think I have a crab allergy because I ate crabs before and there’s nothing happened to me. And as what I have found online I don’t have a symptoms of having a crab allergy, crab allergy  is an adverse reaction by the body’s immune system to crabs or food containing crab. The body’s immune system produces immunoglobulin E (IgE – an antibody) and histamine in response to contact with the allergen. The specific symptoms that can result can vary considerably amongst patients from a severe anaphylactic reaction to asthma, abdominal symptoms, eczema or headaches.

The treatments:

  • Avoid foods containing the allergen, adrenaline injection if anaphylactic reaction occurs, antihistamines, bronchodilators for asthmatic symptoms
  • The central concept of management of food allergy is allergen avoidance. When this is not possible or inadvertent allergen exposure occurs, treatment depends on the nature and severity of the reaction. Treatments include:
    • Dietary modification and allergen avoidance – with education of children, parents and carers.
    • No treatment – if symptoms are mild and self-limiting
    • Antihistamines – Useful for allergic rhinitis and some allergy mediated skin conditions. Not helpful in asthma except for mild seasonal asthma where allergy may be a precipitant


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