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

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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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I f I am  allergic to I odine can I eat seafood?

I f I am  allergic to I odine can I eat seafood?

Seafood iodine aller: Usually you can as the iodine content of seafood is very, very low. But be careful. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding and my daughter is allergic to seafood. Is it ok for me to eat seafood?

I'm breastfeeding and my daughter is allergic to seafood. Is it ok for me to eat seafood?

Breast milk &allergy: If the baby is definitely allergic to the seafood you wish to eat (meaning positive skin test and challenge, or recurrent reactions), I would advise that you not eat it . Allergens can be transmitted in milk. If the baby is allergic to shrimp (example), but not to other shellfish or fish, not all fish need to be avoided by mom, only the ones baby clearly has a clinical reaction to . ...Read more

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Can I go to seafood bistro to eat if allergic to shrimp?

Can I go to seafood bistro to eat if allergic to shrimp?

Office oral challeng: If you think you're allergic to shrimp or any other food for that matter discuss it with your physician or an allergist. Testing is simple - either on the skin or a blood test. Often that's enough to tell you not to eat the suspect food. When uncertain the food may be eaten in the doctor's office where trained medical personnel can assist you if you have an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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How can I be?Allergic to iodine but still be able to?Eat seafood?

Iodine allergy: It is a myth that iodine allergy is related to shellfish allergy. Shell fish can contain high amounts of iodine however, allergy to shrimp is typically due to allergic antibodies formed against a shrimp muscle protein called tropomyosin. ...Read more

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Could I die from eating in a seafood restaurant if allergic to shrimp even if I don't eat it?

Could I die from eating in a seafood restaurant if allergic to shrimp even if I don't eat it?

Yes: You can have a severe allergic reaction to eating food that is even contaminated with or touched by shrimp if you are allergic. This can include death. ...Read more

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Cant eat any seafood because I am allergic, so fish is not an option for protein. Any meal plan ideas?

Cant eat any seafood because I am allergic, so fish is not an option for protein. Any meal plan ideas?

Are You sure?: There aren many seafood allegies, but usually they are not to every fish and shellfish. So details may be important. Besides meat, protein is in eggs, soy and other preparations. ...Read more

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I am allergic to seafood but i can eat tunafish and breaded shrimp can I eat lobster and crab without having an allergic reaction?

I am allergic to seafood but i can eat tunafish and breaded shrimp can I eat lobster and crab without having an allergic reaction?

Difficult to answer: Seafood includes shellfish and fish. Shellfish includes mollusks and crustaceans. You describe being able to eat a sea dwelling fish (tuna) and a crustacean (shrimp). Therefore you are not allergic to seafood. Lobsters and crabs are crustaceans and share the same allergy inducing protein tropomyosin. It does not appear you are allergic to that or you would have had trouble with shrimp. ...Read more

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If I have a shellfish allergy what types of seafood can I eat?

If I have a shellfish allergy what types of seafood can I eat?

Shell less fish: Examples of fish or seafood that you could eat: tuna, salmon, herring, all other types of fish with scales. Avoid seafood that has shells or hard cases: oyster, clam, lobster, shrimp. ...Read more

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If someone has shellfish allergies, are they allergic to all seafood?

If someone has shellfish allergies, are they allergic to all seafood?

Not necessarily: but better be cautious, sea food mix would contain shellfish, also shellfish might be cooked in the same pan and contaminates other fish meat, please see an allergist for testing and follow up, meanwhile keep an Epipen (epinephrine) and antihistaminic tablets handy for any accidental exposure, good luck ...Read more