Plaice/Anchovy/Alaska Pollock

Allergies to seafood like plaice, anchovy, and Alaska pollock are common yet can significantly impact one's diet and lifestyle. These allergies occur when the immune system reacts to proteins found in these fish, leading to various symptoms. Understanding these allergies, their potential triggers, and how to manage them is essential for those affected....

Plaice/Anchovy/Alaska Pollock

What are common symptoms of Plaice/Anchovy/Alaska Pollock Allergy?

  • Skin reactions, including hives or eczema
  • Oral allergy syndrome, such as itching in the mouth and throat
  • Digestive issues: abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Respiratory symptoms: coughing, wheezing, or shortness of breath
  • Anaphylaxis, requiring immediate emergency care

What triggers allergies to plaice, anchovy, and Alaska pollock?

Allergies to these fish are triggered by specific proteins they contain. The body’s immune system mistakenly identifies these proteins as harmful, causing an allergic reaction.

Can I be allergic to one of these fish but not the others?

Yes, it’s possible, as each fish contains different proteins. However, many people with fish allergies react to several fish types, so caution is advised.

Is it common to develop a fish allergy later in life?

Yes, fish allergies, including to plaice, anchovy, and Alaska pollock, can develop at any age, even if you’ve eaten these fish without problems before.

Test(s) that measure/test for Plaice/Anchovy/Alaska Pollock

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