Are Allergies Hereditary ???
Hi everyone. Does anyone have any info on this subject. Upon browsing thru this site and some of the links, I have not run across this yet. At the age of 27 ( 12 yrs. ago ) I was vacationing in FLA and had a reaction to sea scallops. This was the first time I had tried them and I loved them. Approx 2-3 hours later I started to get itchy all over and noticed some small hives and redness. In a short period of time I was literally covered from head to toe with hives. Some looked like I had baseballs and golf balls under my skin. Other than the hives and extreme itchiness there was no other symptoms. The local health center gave me some kind of antihisamine(I don't remember what). When I got home I went for a skin prick test and tested positive to every substance they used. I was given a script for Seldane and used it for several years to help with the hives. I still got hives on a regular basis even tho I was avoiding all seafood. It was impossible to determine what was causeing my hives. Each year after my initial reaction the severity of my reactions decreased. After 7 seven years I had no recurrence of hives and have not had any since. I have since eaten seafood and scallops w/o any reaction. Since learning of my son's PB allergy and allergies in general from this site and it's links, I avoid seafood now because you never know !
[This message has been edited by eddiec (edited July 13, 1999).]