Lobster Allergy Symptoms
Shellfish allergy is one of the common food allergies found in people. Lobster which is the most commonly eaten shellfish can cause allergies in adults especially. But it is the least worrisome of all shellfish allergies. It is very important to identify lobster allergy symptoms as well because it can even lead to serious symptoms of anaphylactic shock. Shellfish and lobster allergies begin in adulthood only. A person allergic to lobster is found to be allergic to other shellfish types too. The following article gives a description of lobster allergy symptoms and the treatment of lobster allergy.
Symptoms of Lobster Allergy
The symptoms of lobster allergy usually starts mild, but on increased exposure to allergen leads to severe symptoms. Symptoms that usually occur include:
- Tingling sensation in the mouth
- Rash that comes with itchy hives
- Swelling of mouth, face and tongue
- Swelling of some other body parts
- Difficulty in breathing
Lobster allergy even leads to anaphylactic shock sometimes. This is a severe and life threatening reaction in which the following symptoms occur:
- Shock that occurs as a result of sudden drop in blood pressure
- Swollen throat that leads to breathing difficulty due to closed air passages
- Loss of consciousness
- Rapid pulse or Rapid heartbeat
In some cases, the person even reports of vomiting. This is a sign of food poisoning that happens along with allergic reaction to lobster.
Treatment for Lobster Allergy
- The best treatment is to avoid consumption of lobster. People who are susceptible to shellfish allergies should stay away from lobster and remaining shellfish.
- The physician may prescribe medications like antihistamines to treat allergy symptoms like itching and swelling.
- Epinephrine injections are given for people who suffer from anaphylactic shock.
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