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Doctor insights on: If I Am Allergic To Shellfish Can I Eat Clams

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10years ago i had an alergic reaction after eating shrimp i was told to avoid shellfish but i miss eating fried clams is there something i can do?

10years ago i had an alergic reaction after eating shrimp i was told to avoid shellfish but i miss eating fried clams is there something i can do?

Discuss with PCP: There are a variety of available ways to verify any food allergy and your pcp can help you find one. Blood or prick tests for a variety of foods can help decide if your issue was with the shrimp, or the seasoning it may have been prepared in.Further testing by an allergist may also be indicated. Good luck and good eating. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of clam or shellfish poisoning?

What are the symptoms of clam or shellfish poisoning?

Shellfish poisoning : Lots can be transmitted from shellfish eaten raw. Infections such as typhoid, hepatitis a and vibrio vulnificus or parahaemolyticus can occur. Toxin induced diseases such as paralytic, amnestic, and diarrheic poisonings occur as well. ...Read more

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What does seafood allergy really mean, since shrimp, clams, crabs, and squid are all different?

What does seafood allergy really mean, since shrimp, clams, crabs, and squid are all different?

Great question: Better to be specific. Shellfish = “crustaceans” (lobsters, "crayfish", prawns, crabs and shrimp) and “molluscs, ” [abalone, oysters, mussels, and squid (calamari)]. Other fish allergies are to “scaly” and “bony” fish, such as cod, haddock, herring, sprat, halibut, mackerel, trout and salmon. Hard to differentiate when they are cooked together! ...Read more

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I know I'm allergic to crustaceans, so I've only eaten calamari and fish. Do you think that I could eat clams, oysters, and mussels?

Usually yes: Most people allergic to crustacea should be able to tolerate mollusk (other types of shellfish). There is no cross-sensitivity between these two. ...Read more

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I am allergic to iodine, shrimp, lobster, seaweed, but can eat crab, fish clams, octopus. I would like to start taking fish oil for depression. Can I?

I am allergic to iodine, shrimp, lobster, seaweed, but can eat crab, fish clams, octopus. I would like to start taking fish oil  for depression. Can I?

Allergy testing: It is unusual to be able to eat crabs and seafood with such a strong history of iodine and multiple seafood allergies. I would not recommend fish oil at this time. If you are depressed, there are medications and counseling that can help - see your Doctor. If you have not been evaluated for specific food allergies, seeing an Allergist for testing is advised. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant women eat clam chowder?

Can a pregnant women eat clam chowder?

Why not: I don't see why she cannot. All she eats needs to be of good quality and cooked well, but clam chowder is not a contraindication unless she has allergy to any component of it. ...Read more

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Is clam chowder healthy enough for me to eat while dieting?

Is clam chowder healthy enough for me to eat while dieting?

Of course: There is no food that is forbidden in any good eating program. Denial of a certain food is a sure way to disappointing result in yourweight loss endeavor. Any food is admissable in your eating regime. It is the quantity and your energy expenditure that truly matters. Remember: no denial. Seek out a weight specialist--bariatrician- to help you. Asbp they will understand where you are coming from. ...Read more