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How do medications treat a seafood allergy?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

A seafood allergy can be best treated, and prevented, by avoiding seafood. Medications cannot treat the seafood allergy itself. Instead, they help treat the symptoms of the allergic reaction. Antihistamines treat the reaction by stopping the effects of histamine. For serious reactions, epinephrine, which is an injection of adrenaline, is used to reduce, control and relieve the body's reaction to seafood proteins.

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