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Is there a cure for shrimp allergy ?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
No: At this time, the best practice for shrimp allergy is strict avoidance and having an anaphylaxis treatment plan and epi available for use if needed.
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Dr. Neil Baman
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
No: As of yet, there is no cure for a shellfish (including shrimp) allergy. An estimated 2.3% of americans are allergic to seafood, including fish and shellfish. Shrimp, crab, and lobster cause most shellfish allergies. Allergy to shellfish is considered lifelong; once a person develops the allergy, it is unlikely that they will lose it. Treatment includes strict avoidance and carrying an epipen (epinephrine).
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