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i have a severe allergy to fish suck as catfish and cod. can i still swim in the ocean or a lake? i'm going to hawaii next year so i need to know.

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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Fish allergy: Discuss with your allergist who knows you best. You don't want to "swim with the fishes" if leads to "swim with the fishes".
Answered on Sep 8, 2020
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