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is it safe for a person with seafood allergies to swim in the ocean or go to the beach

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Iodine: Most people with a seafood allergy are allergic to iodine. You do not need to worry about swimming or going to the beach but make sure you tell your ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: A reaction to fish is more likely to occur either after eating fish or inhaling the steam from cooking fish. It is the fish meat that contains the pr ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Enjoy your swim: Sensible people always swim with a partner, you can bring your medication just as you would if you were going to dine out, and if you start getting si ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: The risk of an allergic reaction is typically with ingestion of the seafood or inhalation of steam from cooked seafood. There will not be enough pro ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Absolutely: There is no reason you cannot swim in the ocean.
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Fish allergy: Discuss with your allergist who knows you best. You don't want to "swim with the fishes" if leads to "swim with the fishes".
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Berson
37 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ocean allergy: The answer is no! fish allergy is due to a reaction to a protein in the fish itself. Some people with severe fish allergy will react even to airborne ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Enjoy your seafood: I'm sorry anyone troubled you with these fears. There's radiation everywhere and the background radiation was increased only very near the site of the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Could be: Allergic rashes usually itch but do not hurt. You don't tell me whether the rash develops jwhile on the beach, or while in the water or when you are d ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely not: By saying allergies i suppose you mean hay fevers like symptoms consistent with allergic rhino-conjunctivitis due to environmental allergies. If so, i ... Read More

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