Salmon allergy is a condition that arises after eating salmon fish. If you are allergic to salmon fish, in most probability you may be having allergy to other fishes as well. This may include fish, selfish and other seafood.
The protein found in salmon fish is the cause of allergy. Everyone eating salmon fish may not be at the risk of salmon allergy; it depends on the individual susceptibility to salmon protein.
In some hypersensitive persons, their immune system recognizes this protein to be harmful and reacts to it giving rise to variety of salmon allergy symptoms.
Salmon Allergy Symptoms
The symptoms can occur at any age, it can affect a child and an adult. Once you are allergic to salmon fish, you remain allergic to salmon fish for lifetime.
- Symptoms can occur by eating, inhaling or touching the fish.
- Skin symptoms include itching, hives, swelling and rash.
- Stomach symptoms include vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever etc.
- Respiratory symptoms include cough, breathlessness.
- Nasal symptoms like running nose, itching in nose and eyes.
- Swelling of face and eyes.
- Tingling in mouth, throat and tongue are other symptoms of salmon allergy.
- The most life threatening situation is called anaphylaxis. It occurs rarely but is very serious condition and requires prompt treatment.
Salmon Allergy Treatment
- Blood test and skin test are the pathological tools, to detect salmon allergy.
- Treatment consists of alleviating the symptoms, as there is no specific cure for salmon allergy.
- If you have previous history of salmon allergy, avoid eating salmon and other fishes and seafood.
- In case of mild allergy, your doctor may suggest antihistamine, or if there is anaphylaxis reaction emergency treatment is necessary.