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Will calamari trigger a shellfish allergy?
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Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes
About 10-15% of people who are shellfish allergic (shrimp, lobster, etc) are also clinically sensitive to mollusks (clams, squid(calamari), octopus).
Ask your allergist before introducing mollusks to your diet.

In brief: Yes
About 10-15% of people who are shellfish allergic (shrimp, lobster, etc) are also clinically sensitive to mollusks (clams, squid(calamari), octopus).
Ask your allergist before introducing mollusks to your diet.
Dr. Sean McGhee
Dr. Sean McGhee
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It can
Calamari (squid/octopus) is not typically thought of as a shellfish but it is a mollusc - in the same family as oysters and mussels.

In brief: It can
Calamari (squid/octopus) is not typically thought of as a shellfish but it is a mollusc - in the same family as oysters and mussels.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
But the photo is cockles, not calamari.
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