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Why do I have a stronger allergic reaction to raw versus cooked shellfish?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Shellfish allergy

The cooking process breaks down the allergenic proteins in the shellfish whereas the raw shellfish has 100% of the allergen when ingested.

In brief: Shellfish allergy

The cooking process breaks down the allergenic proteins in the shellfish whereas the raw shellfish has 100% of the allergen when ingested.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. James Sublett
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Cooking alters food

In general, raw or minimally cooked foods have a higher risk to cause an allergy reaction.
Cooking alters the allergy causing proteins in the food enough to reduce the reaction.

In brief: Cooking alters food

In general, raw or minimally cooked foods have a higher risk to cause an allergy reaction.
Cooking alters the allergy causing proteins in the food enough to reduce the reaction.
Dr. James Sublett
Dr. James Sublett
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