A 36-year-old member asked:
do people with fish allergies react to the ocean?
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Dr. Douglas Berson answered
37 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ocean allergy: The answer is no! fish allergy is due to a reaction to a protein in the fish itself. Some people with severe fish allergy will react even to airborne fish allergen if it is being cooked near them. Sea-bathers eruption is a rash that is caused by swimming in an area which has tiny jelly-fish larvae that have stinging cells called nematocysts, not from fish allergy.
Answered on Jul 23, 2018
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