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can i eat seaweed if i have a seafood allergy

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly, but...: Seafood allergies generally fall into two categories: allergy to shellfish and allergy to other seafoods. If it is a severe allergy, more ikely with ... Read More
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably: Allergies can be to very specific proteins try a very small amt of seaweed with antihistamines or help nearby.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Probably: Seaweeds are plants. Seafood includes only animals. Start with a small bite and wait a couple of days to see if you are ok.
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Seaweed: Has no relation to shellfish or fish allergy.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Not related: One can have a seafood allergy and have no problems with flax seeds, or one can have a seafood allergy and have a separate allergy to flax seeds. Flax ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: Even though the name derives from a Chinese word for seafood, there is no seafood in it. Read the label but it is usually just soy, red chiles, garli ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes: Hoisin sauce does not contain seafood.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Lu
16 years experience General Practice
Shell less fish: Examples of fish or seafood that you could eat: tuna, salmon, herring, all other types of fish with scales. Avoid seafood that has shells o ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Vegetarian/vegan : Seafood should contain no shellfish. It would be made with plant ingredients made to mimic the taste of shellfish. Therefore, if it is purely vegeta ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Most likely: Do you develop hives or get choking sensation, swelling in throat, mouth, lips? Avoid those kinds of seafood that bring on symptoms. See an allergist ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Not allergy: How do you prepare the fish? If fried, the fat content may be giving you 'indigestion' or worse. Try varying the preparation method and see how you go ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not much more: If these foods trigger your skin problem, the best treatment remains avoidance. Many egg-allergic people can consume cooked or baked eggs without prob ... Read More
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