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can you eat food made with seaweed if you have seafood allergies?

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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
Probably: Seaweeds are plants. Seafood includes only animals. Start with a small bite and wait a couple of days to see if you are ok.
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Seaweed: Has no relation to shellfish or fish allergy.

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