Mild symptoms include itching, sneezing, and appearance of red spots all over the skin. Swelling of the lips, ears, tongue, throat, hands, feet, and other parts of the body. Mere smoke coming from cooking fish and shellfish dishes may trigger allergic reactions. So it is important that you know your level of tolerance.
Some may get allergic just by holding sea foods. Always have histamines or other anti-allergen medications in case you accidentally eat sea shells.
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This can sometimes lead viewers to misjudge individuals with allergies in real life. A really well-known hitch allergy scene, and the first that came to mind for me, is the allergic allergy Hitch played by Will Smith has to seafood in the movie Hitch.
The warning signs of a reaction are clear for Hitch: itchiness of the throat, hives, denial, and a swollen tongue and facial features. However, the way it was managed is not recommended. Running, or rather, walking to a local pharmacy to buy an antihistamine medication in this case, Benadryl should not be used before administering an auto-injector and calling in an anaphylaxis emergency.
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In this clip, it is unclear whether Hitch carries his auto-injector; but his signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction tell us that this reaction could be life-threatening and should have been called ASAP. This next clip watch mainly the first 3 minutes is from a TV show called Freaks and Geeks that ended after only one season. We never allergy see any tell-tale signs of an allergic reaction from Bill other than his panic upon learning that he had, in fact, just ingested hitch peanut. A positive about this clip is that Bill was rushed to the hospital immediately to receive proper treatment!
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But, still, this depiction is noteworthy. Dave is severely allergic to peanuts and, soon after picking up the litter and lecturing Dale about polluting his neighbourhood, he begins to choke. The positives about this scene is that Dave carried his auto-injector, even when he went for allergy run. Dale removing the safety cap is another positive. However, this scene quickly turns crazy, for lack of a better word!
So Hitch is essentially just poking Dave with a needle unnecessarily gross!
In this particular episode, Kelso decides he is going to drink a cup half full of eggs. And, finally, he just chugs them down. In this scenario, should have been called immediately rather than the very allergy decision for one of his friends to drive him to the hospital. I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Remember, this is only part 1 so stay tuned for part 2 hitch even more allergies seen on the big-screen or small er screen! The Freaks and Geeks clip was actually really upsetting to me.