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If there is a possibility I might be allergic to shrimp, can I have mussels? (have eaten before)
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Seafood allergy
Shrimp are crustaceans & mussels are mollusks, a different group of fish.
If the shrimp reaction was severe and the shrimp allergy proven, a skin test to mussels could help find out if eating them is risky. If you have already eaten mussels after the possible shrimp reaction, it is probably safe. Safest advice: get tested for both, maybe both will be negative. Challenge in the safety of dr office.

In brief: Seafood allergy
Shrimp are crustaceans & mussels are mollusks, a different group of fish.
If the shrimp reaction was severe and the shrimp allergy proven, a skin test to mussels could help find out if eating them is risky. If you have already eaten mussels after the possible shrimp reaction, it is probably safe. Safest advice: get tested for both, maybe both will be negative. Challenge in the safety of dr office.
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