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i am allergic to shellfish what can I take for calcium

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ca Supplementation: Virtually any calcium supplement will be safe. Your allergy to shellfish is to a protein in the muscle known as tropomyosin and if this is not usuall ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Allergy to shellfish and problems with calcium are unrelated.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Fish oil: I wouldn't take the chance of taking fish oil if i were allergic to shellfish.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not related: By the way, if you are allergic to crustacea (shrimp , crab , lobster), it does not necessarily mean that you would be allergic to mollusk (clams, oys ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
No: See an allergy specialist first for skin testing. A second reaction even this far delayed could be severe.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Unrelated species and as long as it's not somehow contaminated with shellfish protein you should be fine. Read the label.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Fish oil vs shellfis: Generally fish oil is produced from oily type fish ie bluefish or salmon so it should be safe to take for people with true shellfish allergies. Krill ... Read More
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Better not: There are vegetarian versions of omega-3 (dha&epa) supplements that are non-fish in origin google for online sources.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
I think not: I would avoid Vitamin with Iodine. Are you able to eat Iodinated salt? or you buy Salt without Iodine? What kind of allergic reaction you have with Sh ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Your diet may be restricted and you may not always understand what is in a dish prepared by others so there is a problem.

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