I eat Lobster probably 6-12 times a year (DP is from northern MA) and have never had any reaction I have noticed. (I ate 10 lobsters on one 9-day trip to New England...) I am intolerant to gluten, but it is not a true allergy from what I can tell. No other issues with other allergies to foods or pollen or other irritants that I have noticed. Last night eating a lobster my throat and the back of the roof of my mouth got tingly, almost itchy. It is not something I had ever noticed before, but once I felt the feeling, it felt familiar like maybe I had experienced it before but not paid attention? That probably makes no sense. But I did not have problems with my breathing or feel flushed or notice any other symptom. Just a tingly palate and throat that stopped soon after I stopped eating the lobster.
Anyway, could this possibly be a new allergy? I am (newly, this was my birthday lobster...) 37 and hoping not. TIA.
Hopefully it was nothing at all. I'd just want to be sure though.
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I too used to eat lots of lobster over the years and I am someone who suffers from hay fever type allergies like sneezing, itchy ears and throat on a regular basis because of the climate I live in. I am now 33 and I have not touched lobster since i was 24. It started out as this tingling on my tongue in my late teens but i ignored it. I had a child at 22 and whenever i ate lobster I would experience more tingling on the tongue, itchy throat and neck. As I am already familiar with those symtoms, I would continue to eat lobster and shrimp! (hard headed right) However, I had an incident when i was out to dinner at the age of 24, i ate this very tender lobster and after finishing it, i developed itchy throat, ears, eyes, tingly tongue and throat and sneezing profusely. I now stay away from it. Also I have heard of people who's throats swell were they cannot breath after eating shrimp, I remain clear of loster and shrimp. I wish I can eat it again but I am very concerned with what could happen. :(
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