A 47-year-old member asked:
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is it necessary to have a medical alert id for a shellfish allergy?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
No: It is not necessary. However, it is a good idea to have one.
Answered on Mar 2, 2013

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