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why do i have a stronger allergic reaction to raw versus cooked shellfish

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Cooking alters food: In general, raw or minimally cooked foods have a higher risk to cause an allergy reaction. Cooking alters the allergy causing proteins in the food eno ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Shellfish allergy: The cooking process breaks down the allergenic proteins in the shellfish whereas the raw shellfish has 100% of the allergen when ingested.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Protein from the shellfish can leach into the oil and then potentially contaminate other foods that would be cooked in the oil
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not needed: Multivitamins have not been shown to improve health or longevity when studied scientifically. It would be better for you to follow a healthy and nutr ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
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Always: Always
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Serota
13 years experience Dermatology
Consumption: Only from consumption.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Addition: Would not hurt to take second dose of prednisone. Also take Benadryl, an H1 blocker, and Zantac or Pepcid an H2 blocker. If still concern for symptoms ... Read More
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Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
How : How was it diagnosed? Allergies can occur at any time in life. The only good therapy is avoidance. If you have significant reactions you should carry ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sterner
15 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Exercise induced: Food associated anaphylaxis is uncommon, but can happen. Wheat and shrimp are the most common culprits. Patients can eat the food without exercising ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashok Mehta
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Stay away: I will stay way from seafood.
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Based : Based on your history of eating shrimp it is more likely the seasoning is the culprit. One other possibility is that the shrimp was spoiled. The onl ... Read More

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