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if im allergic to shellfish can i eat calamari

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: Allergy to shellfish is usually due to allergy to a common allergen. However, people may react differently to various shellfish. Not all shellfish may ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Calamari=Squid: Calamari is squid, a mollusk that contains tropomyosin like shellfish, although it doesnt have a hard exterior. If you are allergic to shellfish, you ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Calamari = shellfish: Shellfish refers to mollusks and crustaceans. Calamari is squid, a member of the mollusk family along with snails, and bivalves (scallops, clams, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean McGhee
23 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: About 10-15% of people who are shellfish allergic (shrimp, lobster, etc) are also clinically sensitive to mollusks (clams, squid(calamari), octopus). ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It can: Calamari (squid/octopus) is not typically thought of as a shellfish but it is a mollusc - in the same family as oysters and mussels.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
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
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
No: Be sure of your allergies by testing with your allergist. They will give you alist. A lot of folks are not allergic , but if you are, it can be dead ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean McGhee
23 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe: About 10-15% of people who are allergic to shellfish are also allergic to mollusks (including squid). An allergist can help you find out. If you have ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Shellfish: You should be able to eat salmon and other fish, but to be positively sure, see an allergist and get tested.
A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Shellfish allergy: Oyster mushrooms are not part of the shellfish family but has an oyster shaped cap.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean McGhee
23 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Finned fish: Most people who are shellfish allergic can eat finned fish (salmon, tuna, cod, etc) without a problem. You may be able to eat mollusks (clams, squid, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Might not: You might not want to eat crawfish if you have real food allergy symptoms to other shellfish. They can cross-react. If you really like to eat crawfish ... Read More

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