I recieved a gift card to Red Lobster for Christmas (I’m a bachelor, people think this type of thing is a great gift.) Today I decided to use it. I had shrimp a lobster. While at the restaurant I started choking up and my nose started to run. My face became itchy and I even got a visible hive on my face.
By the time I got home, all the symptoms had vanished, the hive had lost most of its swelling and the itching had stopped.
Is it likely to be an allergic reaction to shellfish? Since the symptoms ended so quickly and on their own, I am thinking it more likely to be environment related. Gee, I hope I don’t have to give up shellfish, I do enjoy it.