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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

Dr. William Singer
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Fish Allergy (Definition)

Fish allergy is a reaction certain people get from eating certain fish. Pollock, salmon, cod, tuna, snapper, eel, and tilapia are among the fish that commonly trigger it. It is linked to an increased risk of severe asthma, oral allergy syndrome (in which the mouth itches or tingles after eating an allergen) or anaphylaxis, severe swelling and life threatening ...Read more


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I have 4 siblings, two of them are allergic to fish/seafood like me. The other two and parents aren't allergic. What makes us allergic and not them?

Gene ; environment: Apparently it is just the right (or bad) combinations of genes which interact with the environment to make 3 of you allergic and the other 2 not. I suspect that many of you do suffer from allergic diseases such as hay fever, asthma, and eczema. Given the above information, i would expect at least one of your parents suffers from allergic diseases. Let me know if my guess is right. ...Read more

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Fish oil breaks me out but i'm not allergic to fish, what could it be?

Fish oil breaks me out but i'm not allergic to fish, what could it be?

Additive or gelatin: Some people are highly allergic to the gelatin capsule (which is made from animal source) and others may be to the additive or coloring of the capsule. Try liquid fish oil and see if this causes the same problem. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am allergic to fish but not shellfish?

Is there a reason why I am allergic to fish but not shellfish?

Fishy allergies: Fish and shellfish share few allergens. Usually we divide seafood allergies into three categories: crustaceans such as crab, shrimp and lobster, mollusca including clams, oysters and mussels, and finned fish such as salmon and tuna. Within each group people often react to many or all of the individuals. While you can be allergic to all three groups, there is little cross-reactivity between them. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to be allergic to fish?

Yes: It is possible for anyone to be allergic to fish. What will determine a true allergy is having a physician take a proper history and if needed perform allergy testing and / or oral challenges. ...Read more

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Can somebody who is allergic to fish go in the lake?

Yes: Unless you can swim fast enough to catch a fish and proceed to eat it. ...Read more

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How can I test to see if I'm allergic to fish and sushi?

See allergist: Your allergist should be able to help you on this. Do note that an apparent fish reaction may or may not be from allergy to fish since allergy to parasite in fish as well as adverse reaction to spoiled tropical fish can mimick fish allergy. ...Read more