is one of the most common causes of . The allergenic protein in fish is highly heat-stable. This means that the protein remains allergenic even after cooking or frying. About 0.1 to 0.2% of children and adults have a fish allergy. Fish allergy occurs more frequently in countries where people often eat fish. Usually, a person with a fish allergy does not grow out of it. Examples of ingredients and that contain or may contain fish (ingredients) are:

  • cod;
  • hake;
  • mackerel;
  • tuna;
  • bass;
  • salmon;
  • trout;
  • plaice; 
  • lemon sole;
  • herring;
  • anchovies;
  • sardine;
  • carp;
  • eel.

Foods that contain or may contain fish (ingredients): 

  • frying products;
  • bonito (fish meal);
  • bouillabaise ( fish soup);
  • dashi (fish powder);
  • fruits de mer;
  • kamaboko;
  • ketjap Ikan;
  • kibbeling;
  • prawn crackers;
  • margarine;
  • marinade;
  • Eastern and Scandinavian dishes;
  • omega-3 oil;
  • paella;
  • petis;
  • pizza;
  • pudding;
  • quenelles;
  • rolmops;
  • salad;
  • sambal;
  • fish sauce, Worcestershire sauce and nam pla;
  • seasonings;
  • sweets;
  • surimi;
  • sushi;
  • teri (salted, dried fish);
  • desserts;
  • fish burger;
  • Food supplements/preparations;
  • Worcestershire sauce;
  • seafood.

Angioedema can occur all over the body, with localised fluid accumulation on the face: especially under the eyes, on the lips and in the cheeks (cheek pouches). In the throat area, life-threatening glottisoedema may occur. This severely impedes breathing. of the gastrointestinal tract are manifested as:

  • abdominal pain;
  • nausea;
  • vomiting;
  • colic or intestinal cramps;
  • inflammations of the oesophagus, stomach lining;
  • diarrhoea;
  • constipation;
  • sometimes mucus or blood in stool.

Symptoms of the respiratory tract are manifested as:

  • inflamed nasal mucosa;
  • Coughing or tickling cough;
  • sneezing;
  • audible or wheezing;
  • tightness of the chest;
  • mucus formation;
  • asthma.

Skin complaints may include:

  • hives (urticaria) acute or chronic;
  • hives; this is the most acute reaction with intense itching;
  • Atopic eczema;
  • fluid accumulation under the skin; when you draw lines on the skin, they remain visible.

Anaphylaxis, severe generalised reactions throughout the body, manifested as:

  • initial tingling in the mouth, throat, cheeks or tongue;
  • Local hives (urticaria);
  • Then reactions in many organs;
  • often with predominant severe asthma;
  • finally, a drop in blood pressure;
  • shock
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