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August 12, 2010 4:42:31 AM

Is it possible to be allergic to fish? My entire life I've always caught fish but have never really ate it regularly. One time I tried some flounder and then after a couple minutes my mouth started feeling tingly or itchy. I tried other fish like salmon and bass but the same thing happens. My doctor doesn't have me marked down as allergic to fish so I don't think I am but I want to know why every time I eat fish I get hives and such.

I love fish, especially salmon, great source of protein, but the itchiness gets really annoying.

Has this happened to you? What did you do?

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August 12, 2010 5:56:38 AM

Your doctor would have no idea you were allergic to fish unless you mentioned it to him. I would ask him to be honest as it sure is not normal for anyone I have ever known to feel tingly or itchy after eating it. It would not be an allergy I have heard of but anything is possible. I have heard of people being allergic to other people before so fish would not be that strange really.
Bottom line ask a doctor.
August 12, 2010 7:16:55 AM

Called up my doctor and he says I would have to take a test to make sure. My mom doesn't approve of it though. She thinks it's because I don't like fish and doesn't want me getting tested. Oh well. Thanks for your reply. I can't believe people can be allergic to other people lol! Must be weird. I'll try getting used to the itchiness maybe that might help.
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August 12, 2010 8:20:35 AM

you can be allergic to shellfish, so i don't see why fish could cause an allergy. was the fish plain? if it gets worse then see someone about it.
August 12, 2010 8:27:23 AM

It was flounder with some soy sauce but I've had soy sauce my entire life without any problems. I don't know what you mean by "plain" so I'm guessing it you want to know if anything else was added. The only thing I can think of is salt and pepper which I also have had my entire life lol.
August 12, 2010 1:44:59 PM

You can become allergic to anything at any time in your life....so in other words maybe your not allergic to chocolate now but a year down the road you could become allergic to it...and vice-versa,some allergies can decrease as you get older...
November 14, 2010 5:38:42 AM

You should go a specialist for that sometimes it was what fish have eaten that made you allergic.
January 31, 2011 1:14:39 PM

tpho2500 said:
Called up my doctor and he says I would have to take a test to make sure. My mom doesn't approve of it though. She thinks it's because I don't like fish and doesn't want me getting tested. Oh well. Thanks for your reply. I can't believe people can be allergic to other people lol! Must be weird. I'll try getting used to the itchiness maybe that might help.




Your mother is ignorant to ignore a potentially serious health issue like food allergies. Tons of people die because of food allergies around the world each year. You dont know when one day you might eat a particular fish or shellfish that will cause your throat to swell up and suffocate you. You need to go get tested to see exactly what allergies you have. I know for somethings they can put you on an antihistamine or a shot that will suppress the allergy, depending on what it is.
March 8, 2011 2:32:56 PM

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