I have been eating sushi for about 10 years now. About a year ago, I ate 2 different types of rolls and had an allergic reaction. Bright red face (blueish), and skin - everywhere that the sun could touch. It also came with a HUGE headache and rapid pulse. The reaction lasted for about 8 hours. About 6 months later, I ate sushi again, but ordered completely different items. I had the same symptoms, but much more violent. My entire body was bright red - including the whites of my eyes. I had an unbearable headache, nausea and diarrhea. It lasted for 12 hours, and I felt nauseas for 3 days. Since then, I have been able to eat sushi two more times with no reaction - until today - when it started all over again. All of these meals have been at the same restaurant. Any thoughts as to what could be causing the reaction? I'm pretty positive it isn't shellfish, because I eat shrimp and crab all the time without any problems.
Hello I am looking for help too. I have been eating sushi for a while now but yesterday my sushi included crab eggs, i am not sure it was those that cause me and my sister to immediately feel like our head was going to blow up, my face started to stretech and my back started hurting. My sisters arms started to numb and we felt a weird tikeling all over.
I just had a similar experience---I eat fish frequently (raw and cooked) and only twice in all my life had mild to severe allergic reactions. Was doing some research about fish allergies online and found this:
Which references a fish parasite found most commonly in raw fish (Anisakis) which, when it infects humans, can cause symptoms similar to fish allergy. More info anisakis here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anisakis
You should ask your doctor if you could have been exposed to Anisakis.
About a month ago I tried some sushi for the first time and it was good I liked it. About a half hour later i began feel in light headed to where I blacked out. Could that be cuz of the sushi. Could I be allergic to it?
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