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Am I able to take a multivitamin with iodine in it if I am also allergic shellfish?

Am I able to take a multivitamin with iodine in it if I am also allergic shellfish?

I think not: I would avoid Vitamin with Iodine. Are you able to eat Iodinated salt? or you buy Salt without Iodine? What kind of allergic reaction you have with Shellfish-Anaphylactic? Then definitely avoid it.. Y ...Read more

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How to tell if I am allergic to shellfish?

How to tell if I am allergic to shellfish?

Shellfish Allergy: First step is to determine what reaction you have when eating shellfish. Typical allergic reaction involves hives, swelling, throat tightness, wheeze, vomiting, or passing out within minutes to 2hrs after food ingestion. If this sounds like something you experienced then see an allergy for skin or blood testing to confirm. If positive you will need to avoid all shellfish and carry epinephrine. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is allergic to shellfish please help me with some recipes?

My boyfriend is allergic to shellfish please help me with some recipes?

Try no shellfish: There are 2 kinds of shellfish, crustaceans & mollusks. Usually people are only allergic to crustaceans, occasionally mollusks, sadly, sometimes both. Find out the specifics on your boyfriend's shellfish allergy; cook accordingly. Crustaceans are shrimp, prawn, crab, lobster, crayfish, lagostini. Mollusks are clam, cockle, oyster, scallop, calamari, octopus, mussel, snail. See his pcp or allergist. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you're allergic to shellfish, then you can't have blond tips?

Is it true that if you're allergic to shellfish, then you can't have blond tips?

Not likely: Shellfish allergy is caused by an allergic reaction to the proteins in shellfish "meat" that occurs after ingestion or inhalation of shellfish. I'm not very familiar with "blond tips" but if it's hair dye/coloring, then i suspect there is no shellfish flesh component. It is always helpful to read labels to identify a "hidden" allergen. ...Read more

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In allergic bmti shellfish and have not tried any for 20 years or so. Will i still be allergic and can I eat calamari?

In allergic bmti shellfish and have not tried any for 20 years or so. Will i still be allergic and can I eat calamari?

Possibly: Allergy to shellfish is usually due to allergy to a common allergen. However, people may react differently to various shellfish. Not all shellfish may cause reactions. After 20 years, an initial contact may be tolerated. While calamari may be better tolerated than shrimp and crab, you should see an allergist before trying any shell fish if you had a bad reaction in the past. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to shellfish. Can I eat squid?

I'm allergic to shellfish. Can I eat squid?

Maybe: About 10-15% of people who are allergic to shellfish are also allergic to mollusks (including squid). An allergist can help you find out. If you have not eaten squid since your shellfish reaction, you should be evaluated before trying because of the risk of reaction. ...Read more

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If im allergic to shellfish can I eat oysters?

If im allergic to shellfish can I eat oysters?

No: Be sure of your allergies by testing with your allergist. They will give you alist. A lot of folks are not allergic , but if you are, it can be deadly. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to shellfish can I eat salmon?

Shellfish: You should be able to eat salmon and other fish, but to be positively sure, see an allergist and get tested. ...Read more

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If i'm allergic to shellfish, what seafood can I eat?

Finned fish: Most people who are shellfish allergic can eat finned fish (salmon, tuna, cod, etc) without a problem. You may be able to eat mollusks (clams, squid, octopus). For both, you should check with your doctor, as some testing can be helpful to make these recommendations specifically for you, and specific recommendations vary depending on how severe your reaction was and your test results. ...Read more

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