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Had seafood, pricking sensation in chest, around upper rib, stabbing pain. Causes?

Hi. Im xxxxx. I usually have no problem eating seafood. I love seafood. But yesterday, I had a dish which contained crab claw, crab meat, shrimp, and chicken breast . My chest and around my upper rib felt as if needles were trying to stab through it. I know its the seafood that may be the reason because i eat chicken almost everyday. I wanted to know what may be the issue.
Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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Seafood allergy is very different from allergy to meats (be it chicken or pork etc) therefore do NOT ignore the symptoms that you had as they can become serious the next time if you have true seafood allergy.
You have not mentioned symptoms like feeling hot, tingling in the mouth or rash (itchy) other than the chest pain which could mean an asthma attack. If you have asthma, then getting to the root of the problem is more important.
Skin prick testing or specific IgE blood tests can diagnose seafood allergy and blood testing is recommended as first line.
If positive, you need an anaphylaxis management plan in place with antihistamines, steroids, adrenaline autoinjector etc.
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