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

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Dr. James Sublett
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
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 enough to reduce the reaction.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
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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Last updated Dec 12, 2018

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