This can be a serious and life-threatening problem. The minute sensitivity starts, the next attack may result in death and an antidote should be kept on the person forever. It is not unusual for such a sensitivity to start at some point in life for reasons that are unclear. Consult your allergist to put together a "kit
" of emergency
medications. Prednisone, epi
nephrine and an antihistamine are commonly prescribed and kept on hand. You must srupulously avoid shellfish.