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If I Am Allergic To Shellfish Can I Eat Clams
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
Recently regular cooked shellfish (mussels, clams etc) is causing me runs. Almost immediately after eating them or just a couple of hours after. Help?
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
I have Terrible GI symptoms after I eat clams. MD tested my blood and found all mollusks I had an Ige of .34 where allergy would be defined at .35. Could I become allergic in the future? Can it change
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The new FDA and EPA: guidelines published in 2014 say it is ok. Scavengers like crab and lobtster actually have low levels.Only the predators at the top of the fish-eat-fish food chain concentrate methyl-mercury (from our coal-burning power plants) to dangerous levels. Recent data is best, as we continue to contaminate. Several have a max/wk. http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/Metals/ucm393070.htm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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