Seafood allergy appears as a result of the reaction of the immune system to proteins in some marine animals, such as fish, shellfish, shrimp, crabs, octopus, and squid.
Symptoms of seafood allergy appear within minutes to an hour of consumption, and its symptoms vary from one person to another.
A doctor shall be consulted concerning any allergic reaction to seafood, and how to deal with it, regardless of its strength, and whether the patient is an adult or a child. Also, allergy laboratory tests shall be conducted since the allergic reaction varies each time, and so one should take caution and provide the adrenaline pen (needle) to use when necessary.
The most important risk factors for seafood allergy: