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my daughter is 13 weeks pregnant. she returned home today from Florida. She ate lobster and crab legs 24 hours ago...tonight around 8:00pm she realized her upper lip is swollen. Any advice or clue to why this is?


Yes, it is food allergy that occurs most often with seafood. Seafood allergies are actually the third leading cause of food allergies. It is both fish and shell fish we have allergic reactions to.
The most common reactions are localized hives and mild swelling but other symptoms like swelling of the face or throat, dizziness, difficulty thinking, an intense sense of fear, tightness in the chest, vomiting or diarrhea may occur. Problems with breathing may occur as well sometimes. Some people may get a reaction from seafood allergen fumes, such as when food is being cooked or in seafood processing factories.

The seafood allergies are often limited to one seafood group, which means that if you are allergic to one group, you are probably able to tolerate the others.

Seafood allergy becomes a life-long problem once it has been established and the only way to prevent it is to eliminate these seafoods.