Seafood such as shrimps, crabs, scallops, oysters and mussels are definitely loved all over the world! With countless cooking styles and recipes for these fresh seafood, you will be surprised when some people don’t like them!
While these fresh seafood are matchless and just so astounding when already cooked and made into more interesting looks and tastes, some people cannot completely enjoy them even if they want to and even if they are already in front of them! That’s sad, and you know how sad it is if you are one of those people who are allergic to seafood or to certain types of them.
There are conditions when a person allergic to a certain kind of seafood can still eat them yet inevitable are the consequences; on the other hand, there could be cases when a person is totally not allowed to do so. If you are the first kind, then check out some tips to be extra careful when you have seafood allergies!
1. KNOW WHAT YOU CAN EAT.
You have to be aware of the seafood that you can and cannot eat. To be absolutely sure that you are aware of what’s not fine and what is fine for you, the best thing is to consult your doctor. That is for you to prevent health issues and to be prescribed the appropriate medications and treatments.
Help yourself and be responsible about your food intake. If you cannot eat shrimp because of an allergy, then pick something else that does not trigger any negative reaction. If you are going to eat seafood, make sure you only eat the ones that you are capable of eating. Most especially, eat the seafood types you are allowed to eat.
Even if there are times when you are hard-headed, be mindful of the serving size when you do so.
2. BE AWARE WHEN EATING OUTSIDE.
You have to be alert on what dishes you eat especially in restaurants. If you are considerate about your health, make sure that you ask the people that are serving your food about the content of your meals ordered. Ask the people what is in your food to make sure you don’t get sent to the hospital for not paying attention to the things that you eat.
Many people get surprised to see their skin showing reactions to the food they just ate because they did not know that there was a bit of seafood spices or mixture in their meal. See to it that you read ingredients list and inquire if you are suspicious.
3. SEEK MEDICAL HELP AS NEEDED.
If you happen to ingest seafood that you are allergic to, check if there are unpleasant reactions and feelings and stop eating it immediately. If any unfavorable reaction happens when accidentally eating, do not hesitate to directly go to medical professionals. Drink OTC antihistamines to lessen the mild allergic reaction, but still be wary and sure that you are allowed what you are about to consume. The nearest doctor is the best choice to get further medical attention.
4. AVOID EATING THEM.
If you want absolute, fool-proof safety, you must totally cut off allergy-inducing and triggering seafood from your meals. Always consult your doctor for any negative impacts that might affect your health if you ingest them. If you know how serious the effects of eating seafood can be to yourself, then just avoid them for your own good.
Seafoods are truly irresistible! But when you have allergies to pay attention to, you have to be more careful!
Nicole Ann Pore believes that freshness of what people eat is always important not only because of the experience but also of its health implications. She writes about matters that revolve around fresh seafood and the market industry. Nicole is a daytime writer for Manettas Seafood Market Australia, an online and interactive seafood market allowing accessibility to the highest quality seafood from Australia and abroad. | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.