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How long does raw shrimp allergies last?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Long, long time: Shrimp allergies tend to persist compared to other food allergies. Even when cooked, the major shrimp allergen is resistant to heat. Shrimp (and other shellfish) are more likely to cause severe allergic reactions like anaphylaxis. The major shrimp allergen called tropomyosin (in the meat/muscle) can cross react with house dust mite. The reaction has nothing to do with iodine.

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