Itchy Bumps After Eating Crab?
A few hours after consuming crab, I experienced a slight bump around the temples and scalp, one eye also felt itchy. Is this a symptom of allergies? If so, what medicine to overcome it? Thank you.
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Food allergy is a response of the body due to consuming certain foods with symptoms such as red rashes, bumps, itching, swelling and pain in various parts of the body to cause symptoms that are quite serious such as shortness of breath, airway obstruction to anaphylactic shock that endanger lives. Food allergies can take place in minutes to hours after consuming certain foods.
Complaints that you experience can be symptoms of food allergies or caused by other factors such as insect bites, prickly heat in the area around the hair and scalp, irritation or allergies due to the use of certain substances or the use of certain objects in the area of the skin complained of.
Usually the symptoms that arise due to food allergies appear to spread on the surface of the skin of the body, not just limited to the facial area. Then followed by swelling that can occur on the surface of the skin accompanied by itching, heat and pain as well as in other limbs such as lips, eyes to the tongue. If you have previously consumed the same type of food but did not cause the same complaints as currently felt, then the possibility of food allergies can be ruled out.
However, to ensure this condition, you should do the examination directly to the nearest doctor to get more complete information and evaluation.
To help relieve your symptoms, you can give liquid powder containing camomile and antihistamines or skin ointments that contain low potential topical steroids. Oral antihistamine tablets can also help reduce symptoms but must be accompanied by doctor's advice. You can compress with cold water to help relieve itching and pain that is felt.
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