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if i am allergic to shellfish can i eat clams

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Discuss with PCP: There are a variety of available ways to verify any food allergy and your pcp can help you find one. Blood or prick tests for a variety of foods can h ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Shellfish poisoning : Lots can be transmitted from shellfish eaten raw. Infections such as typhoid, hepatitis a and vibrio vulnificus or parahaemolyticus can occur. Toxin i ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Avoid: Avoid shellfish, unless you figure it was something else that did it to you.
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
No shellfish for now: It seems for some reasons there may be a correlation with the shellfish. Sto eating for a while. It could be an allergic reaction or food poisoning. I ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Great question: Better to be specific. Shellfish = “crustaceans” (lobsters, "crayfish", prawns, crabs and shrimp) and “molluscs, ” [abalone, oysters, mussels, an ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Symptoms not labs: Symptoms are more important than IgE levels. If you feel ill when eating clams, don't eat them. The IgE level doesn't predict what might happen in fut ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Stauffer-munekata
35 years experience Family Medicine
Allergy testing: It is unusual to be able to eat crabs and seafood with such a strong history of iodine and multiple seafood allergies. I would not recommend fish oil ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
40 years experience Bariatrics
Of course: There is no food that is forbidden in any good eating program. Denial of a certain food is a sure way to disappointing result in yourweight loss endea ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Why not: I don't see why she cannot. All she eats needs to be of good quality and cooked well, but clam chowder is not a contraindication unless she has allerg ... Read More
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