A 31-year-old member asked:
can someone with a severe seafood allergy swim in the ocean?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Michael Zacharisen answered
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: The risk of an allergic reaction is typically with ingestion of the seafood or inhalation of steam from cooked seafood. There will not be enough protein exposure in the seawater to cause a reaction.
Answered on Jul 8, 2018
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