A 25-year-old member asked:
Why do i have a stronger allergic reaction to raw versus cooked shellfish?
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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.
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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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