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I'm allergic to shellfish. Can I eat squid?
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Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sean McGhee
Dr. Sean McGhee
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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Maybe
Main familes of seafood: bony fish (cod), bivalves (clam), crustaceans (crab), cephalopods (squid), gastropods (snail), with cross-reactivity within a family but rarely between families.
Though cross-reactivity between families is rare, it does occur, so you should consult an allergist before trying squid.

In brief: Maybe
Main familes of seafood: bony fish (cod), bivalves (clam), crustaceans (crab), cephalopods (squid), gastropods (snail), with cross-reactivity within a family but rarely between families.
Though cross-reactivity between families is rare, it does occur, so you should consult an allergist before trying squid.
Dr. Martin Ostro
Dr. Martin Ostro
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