A 39-year-old member asked:
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how can seafoods like lobster, crab and squid cause food allergies?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Seafood: In genetic susceptible individuals these seafood contain proteins that can cause allergies.
Answered on Sep 15, 2020
Dr. Richard Wachs
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
If you are sensitive: If you are sensitive to the proteins in these foods, your body makes antibodies that recognize them and set off an allergic reaction. Most foods have the potential of causing allergies, but a few are more likely and shellfish are among the 8 most common food allergens.
Answered on Jun 21, 2019
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