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Fish w very high: Potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye, ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. Limit intake of yellow fin & white albacore tuna, spanish & gulf maceral, grouper, bluefish & chilean sea bass. For healthier mercury levels try: crabs, crawdaddies, haddock, flounder, salmon, shrimp, oysters, anchovies, herring, mullet, sole, clams & freshwater trout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Landfood": Not all seafood is bad for you. In fact, most are beneficial to your health. The best are fish that have both scales and fins such as some white fish, red snapper, talapia, salmon, mahi mahi all in moderation. Unlikely you are allergic to seafood as a whole. Eat uncooked or lightly steamed vegetables, salads, fruits, herbs, nuts, legumes, oats, lean chicken and beef. Basically, vary your diet. ...Read more
Seafood allergy: Your best answer will come from an allergist that tests you to seafood and determine what you are allergic to. Generally if you are allergic to shellfish you will need to avoid shrimp, lobster and crab. Mollusks are a different category, and fish also may still be ok. Get tested for answers. ...Read more
Probably: Seafood in major cities in first world countries is almost certainly safe. In the third world, you might run a risk. ...Read more
6 months: Fish is one of the top eight allergenic foods, and experts used to advise parents to wait until their baby's first birthday before introducing it. That advice has now changed. In 2008, the aap released a report stating that there's probably no reason to wait to introduce allergenic foods until your baby reaches a certain age. "there is no evidence that delaying their introduction prevents allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I had seafood that was radioactive, and cooked with other food, would the other food become radioactive?
Probably yes: Probably yes but it may require special study to be more precise. ...Read more
If I had seafood that was radioactive, and cooked with other food, would the other food become radioactive? Detail.
See your Allergist: The first step would be to discuss with your board certified allergist what exactly happens when you eat seafood. If your history suggest an allergy reaction then you should be skin tested to clarify / confirm your history. If your history and skin test conform a shellfish allergy then strict avoidance is necessary. You should also be prescribed an injectable form of Epinephrine to have available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Seafood and the things typically served with it can be high in salt which could raise your bp. Also shellfish and deep fried foods are very fatty and high in cholesterol which is not healthy for you possibly giving you a double whammy negative health effect. ...Read more
Allergic: This is an anaphylactic reaction and from now on you must avoid the seafood which caused the problem and carry an Epinephrine pack (2 syringes) with you in case of accidental exposure. Do note that seafood allergy is usually specific to that seafood (however shrimp allergy often means crab ; lobster allergy as well). If mixed seafood was the cause, you need to consult an allergist. ...Read more
Avoid it: The symptoms of food allergies can be quite varied from hives and itching, to swelling, trouble breathing, throat swelling, coughing, wheezing, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and shock. The way to manage food allergies is avoidance.Most people with food allergies should have an epinephrine autoinjector for emergencies. See an allergist to determine what you are allergic to and how to manage it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly, but...: Seafood allergies generally fall into two categories: allergy to shellfish and allergy to other seafoods. If it is a severe allergy, more ikely with shellfish, you probably should avoid seaweed. But allergies are very individual and unique from person to person. Have an allergist take a very careful history and do testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer