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Im Allergic To Shellfish Can I Eat Octopus
Not Always: You should be tested for allergies to all of them. If you are allergic to shrimp, crab, or lobster and no others it is unlikely, but if you are allergic to clams or mussels allergy to the other foods is more likely. Either way the only way to know is get tested. See an allergist. ...Read more
Maybe: About 10-15% of people who are allergic to shellfish are also allergic to mollusks (including squid). An allergist can help you find out. If you have not eaten squid since your shellfish reaction, you should be evaluated before trying because of the risk of reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might not: You might not want to eat crawfish if you have real food allergy symptoms to other shellfish. They can cross-react. If you really like to eat crawfish, you should see an allergist to be evaluated if you have real allergy to other shellfish. You might need an allergy test to crawfish to gage your risk of developing a real allergy reaction. Then your doctor can do an oral food challenge to crawfish. ...Read more
I've just returned from holiday where I tried Octopus for the first time & I'm allergic. Does that mean I cannot eat prawns or tuna or other fish?
Tuna is unrelated: If you are allergic to octopus (a mollusc), you may have a problem with prawns (an arthropod) too. Both are invertebrates of different zoological groups; some allergenic proteins may be similar. Prawns are misnamed "shell fish". Tuna is a vertebrate fish with no cross reactivity to the others. Still, people may be allergic to fish too, although Tuna is less allergenic than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In allergic bmti shellfish and have not tried any for 20 years or so. Will i still be allergic and can I eat calamari?
Possibly: Allergy to shellfish is usually due to allergy to a common allergen. However, people may react differently to various shellfish. Not all shellfish may cause reactions. After 20 years, an initial contact may be tolerated. While calamari may be better tolerated than shrimp and crab, you should see an allergist before trying any shell fish if you had a bad reaction in the past. ...Read more
Tough to say: Going on the assumption you know you are not allergic to scaled fish, the problem with sushi is that it is made in the same place as sushi containing shellfish. It would be easy for there to be some "cross-contamination" of your "plain" sushi..And end up with shellfish in it..Eventhough you think it doesn't have any. Talk to your dr but it probably is best to avoid all sushi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i was allegic to shellfish when i was younger can i try n eat a shrimp now that am a adult and see what happens and if i am still can i take benadr?
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