A 30-year-old member asked:
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could people with seafood allergy swim in the ocean?

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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 sick, do what you must. I've never heard of this being a problem.
Answered on Jun 22, 2017
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Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
I THINK YOU'RE SAFE: I can't see a problem unless you bite a fish or nip a lobster.
Answered on Apr 13, 2016

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