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Are silverfish bad for you?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Maybe

One group of spanish researchers looked for allergy antibodies against silverfish in a group of patients with asthma & found those antibodies in some.
So it is possible that silverfish allergy may trigger asthma & allergic rhinitis. But that's only one report. Physicians typically find a single report or study interesting, even tantalizing but not convincing.

In brief: Maybe

One group of spanish researchers looked for allergy antibodies against silverfish in a group of patients with asthma & found those antibodies in some.
So it is possible that silverfish allergy may trigger asthma & allergic rhinitis. But that's only one report. Physicians typically find a single report or study interesting, even tantalizing but not convincing.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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