Shellfish and food allergy

Shellfish

In this BFM radio interview I discuss about shellfish and food allergy. Please click on the link below to listen to the interview:

BFM Allergy Interview

Some important points that I highlight in the radio interview:

  1. Cow milk allergy is the major food allergen for children in Malaysia.
  2. Shellfish allergy is the major food allergen for adults in Malaysia.
  3. Epinephrine/Adrenaline and not antihistamine is the main treatment for anaphylaxis from food allergy.
  4. The main treatment for food allergy is avoidance of the offending food.
  5. Desensitization or immunotherapy for food allergy has to be done by a trained medical professional in a supervised setting. Do not attempt this at home.

 

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