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A 32-year-old male asked:

I know i'm allergic to crustaceans, so i've only eaten calamari and fish. do you think that i could eat clams, oysters, and mussels?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Usually yes: Most people allergic to crustacea should be able to tolerate mollusk (other types of shellfish). There is no cross-sensitivity between these two.

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Last updated Feb 2, 2021

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