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I have fish allergies. Does this mean that I am also allergic to frogs?

I have fish allergies. Does this mean that I am also allergic to frogs?

Unlikely: Although i can't say this for certain, I am not aware of any case reports or studies showing any cross-reacitivity between fish allergy and frogs. In fact, I have never heard of an allergy to frogs. On the other hand, frog is not a very common food, so allergy to it may be unrecognized. You should discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician or allergist. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What do you meant by fish allergy?

What do you meant by fish allergy?

Bony fish allergy: Main familes of seafood: bony fish (cod), bivalves (clam), crustaceans (crab), cephalopods (squid), gastropods (snail), with cross-reactivity within a family but rarely between families. Main symptoms: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea/vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, red/itchy skin, hives, runny/stuffy nose, chest tightness/wheezing, shortness of breath. Reactions occur within 1/2-2 hr. ...Read more

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If i'm allergic to fish, can I eat frog?

If i'm allergic to fish, can I eat frog?

Probably: If you have safely eaten frog in the past then you can eat it, no matter what other things you are allergic to. If you have avoided it due to being allergic to fish, the risk should be low. They are different, one is a fish and one is an amphibian. ...Read more

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Does having a shrimp allergy automatically make you allergic to all shell fish?

Does having a shrimp allergy automatically make you allergic to all shell fish?

Caution: The allergen for shrimp allergy is a muscle protein. It is a common allergen in all the shellfish. Given that shellfish allergy can kill, one should be very prudent and cautious about this allergy. A safe general recommendation is if allergic to one shellfish one should avoid all shellfish. ...Read more

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I know anyone can be allergic to anything at any time, but what really is the likelihood that an adult w/no prev allergy will react to peanut or fish?

I know anyone can be allergic to anything at any time, but what really is the likelihood that an adult w/no prev allergy will react to peanut or fish?

Not high: Incidence of food allergy among adults hovers below 1% in the general population. I would not be too concerned about something that is unlikely to occur. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil if you have a fish allergy?

Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil if you have a fish allergy?

Possible: I would avoid if you have fish allergy. It may be specific protein of specific fish. If it is imperative you take fish oil, would make a visit to allergy/immunologist to see what options are. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil although i'm not aware of having a fish allergy?

Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil although i'm not aware of having a fish allergy?

Not likely: A true allergy highly unlikely because fish oil contains only trace amounts of proteins you are eating when having fish and that can cause severe allergies. ...Read more

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I have a mild fish allergy . Would it be safe for me to take krill oil ? Should i be worried about fish contaminants? I am not allergic to shell fish.

I have a mild fish allergy . Would it be safe for me to take krill oil ? Should i be worried about fish contaminants? I am not allergic to shell fish.

See an allergist: Not sure what a mild allergy is, you can either develop an allergic reaction from fish or not and you should not risk an anaphylactic reaction if you are truly allergic. Best is to consult an allergist for proper advice about your fish allergy. ...Read more