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Are calamari seafood safe for an infant

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
May be: Calamari are one kind of squid, which are distant relatives of molluscs. They contain a protein, tropomyosin, that cross reacts with that of shrimp, c... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Fish: Depending on where you live, you can give your child fish to eat every day.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Shellfish Allergy: Calamari is not typically thought of as a shellfish but as a mollusc, in the same family as oysters and mussels. People with a shellfish allergy coul... Read More
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Tapeworm: I hear your concern. Unfortunately, doctors don't believe self diagnosis, because despite most fervent claims, objective data are often lacking to sup... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Usually yes: Most people allergic to crustacea should be able to tolerate mollusk (other types of shellfish). There is no cross-sensitivity between these two.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
I never advise it: A light brew of chamomile tea may give you something to do but i can remember no research data showing predictable benefit. Teas have been offered for... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is just fine.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Ginger root: Ginger root is not recommended to children under 2.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe: I consider it too drying and never recommend it.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes, however...: Breast milk is a far better food for babies than any formula but Bonna formula is safe for babies with G6PD. However, if you can not breast feed then ... Read More

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