It could save someone’s life if you knew all about the aversion to Alaskan king crab and crab recipes and how best to handle it.
Dealing with An Allergy After Cooking Crab
People love cooking crab and enjoying any crab recipes. One of the most popular and most delicious is the Alaskan king crab. It is hunted in the seas near Alaska, and especially the Bering sea.
This is a very dangerous adventure that has claimed many a life, but that does not stop hundreds of men from fishing them each year.
Though these tasty crabs are nutritious and enjoyable; not everyone can eat them after cooking crab meat.
Some people have an intolerance for shellfish.
This means that they have a food allergy. This is a very common occurrence; people being allergic to crab. Some people have a general allergy to all seafood; others do not. It is simply being allergic to just shellfish like lobster.
To many, having an allergy attack can be near-fatal; especially if there are no medicines around.
Many people will react differently; like with hives, or rashes. Many do not learn about an allergy until they eat shellfish, and it is always best to visit a doctor immediately to confirm this and stop it from being deadly, after cooking crab meat.
Having a rash is a general warning sign of crab hypersensitivity.
It will appear anywhere on the skin as well as appear in many ways. The rash may range anywhere from mild to a very bad hive.
It may be itchy and pinkish in color.
In severe cases, there will be swelling in the sin. Therefore, it is very important especially if you are eating seafood to check that it is not coming from crab recipes.
Another sign of a crab allergic reaction is experiencing trouble breathing.
If this happens, after cooking crab meat, no time should be wasted in getting to a hospital or doctor. This is a very relentless indication of an allergy. If you are with someone who has developed shortness of breath after eating crab, then they need to be helped before their windpipe is blocked.
One of the worst things that can happen after you have spent your time cooking crab for friends and family is to see someone experiencing anaphylaxis. This is where a person’s complete body acts in response to an allergic reaction.
This will appear especially as hives and swelling.
They may even have intense swelling around the eyes, face in addition to the throat. If allowed to continue, then their airway will be blocked, and they might have anaphylactic shock; even though this is more common in people who have had insect stings or bite.
With anaphylactic shock, it can get fatal very quickly.
You should call an ambulance or locate the medicine for this person; else a toll will take on their heart and they die. Some people get very lightheaded when experiencing a food allergy, after cooking crab meat. They might also have vomiting or diarrhea. In many ways, this is a good thing because it indicates that the body is trying to rid itself of the cause of the allergy attack.
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Poetess Denise N. Fyffe is a published author of over 40 books, for more than ten years and enjoys volunteering as a Counselor. She is a trainer, publisher, author, and writing mentor; helping others to achieve their dreams.
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