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is it safe to swim in the ocean if you have a fish allergy?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: A reaction to fish is more likely to occur either after eating fish or inhaling the steam from cooking fish. It is the fish meat that contains the protein (usually parvalbumin) that triggers allergies.
Answered on Jul 30, 2020

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