Posted by: sea monkey | 2016/08/31


Can I have developed a seafood allergy in thirties

I recently started trying to eat sushi (tuna and salmon), small pieces at first and then gradually over a few weeks started eating more - maybe 3 pieces once a week. After 3rd or so time I started itching - arms, legs, body and tingling sensations. Now eating mussels r causing me to also tingle and itch. Is this normal and possible to develop a seafood allergy in my thirties?

Expert's Reply


Allergy expert
- 2016/09/05

You can develop seafood allergies anytime. You could also have a Pseudo-allergic Schrombotoxic reaction from poorly-stored seafood or react if you consume a lot of histamine-rich foods in the diet ( histamine is found in salmon, tuna and shellfish). You should have an allergy RAST test for seafood done on a blood sample to clarify the situation.

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