Shellfish & Nut Allergy

Maddie Heater

What You Need to Know:

Definition: A food allergy is also called food Hypersensitivity, which is when you eat a certain food and your immune system reacts badly and can be dangerous.

How to Handel it: Read food labels, stay away from buffets and be careful when eating out. Avoid eating at a seafood restaurant. Inform people who you are with.

Food to Stay Away From and Foods That are Benificial:

Foods to stay away from: Nuts and the butters and milks from nuts, shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops. Also all mollusks and crustaceans.

Beneficial Foods: Olives, cans of tuna, hard boiled eggs, and fruits.

Medical Information:

Symptoms/ Problems: an allergic reaction can cause hives, trouble breathing due to swelling, and digestive issues. Some reactions may require medical attention.

Long term effects: As I looked I found no long term effects.

Treatment: both offer Immuneotheropy which is when you get exposed to tiny amounts of allergy and the amount is increased to create a tolerance.

Duration: Could be whole life but could be a phase.