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07 Feb 2006

Allergy or the heat?
Hi Doc. I have recently developed a problem, whereby my lips, especially the bottom one, swells immensley. This has happend on two occassions. Both times I had tuna the night before but it was also extremely hot. The second time, however, my throat on the right side, felt swollen as well. Is there a blood test I can have done that will determine if it is the tuna, as I have eaten this for many years. Why would I suddenly become allergic now? Many thanks!
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Melbalina,
It is usually the iodene in seafood that causes allergies and it can be tested. Ask your GP to do blood test or organize a skin test.
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