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Can one develop an allergy to a shellfish by eating a meal of it for 5 days in a row?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes
The latest opinion (& yet a very old opinion) is that protracted avoidance of a food more likely results in allergy than early exposure.
Intermittent rather than routine exposure is also more likely to result in a food allergy. So the question is less 5 straight days of shellfish and more when was the last time shellfish was eaten.

In brief: Yes
The latest opinion (& yet a very old opinion) is that protracted avoidance of a food more likely results in allergy than early exposure.
Intermittent rather than routine exposure is also more likely to result in a food allergy. So the question is less 5 straight days of shellfish and more when was the last time shellfish was eaten.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Typically not
This is not common for any food allergy.
Eat the food, have a reaction; eliminate the food and reaction goes away. Eat the food again and the reaction happens again. If you really want to know, see an allergist for testing and discussion.

In brief: Typically not
This is not common for any food allergy.
Eat the food, have a reaction; eliminate the food and reaction goes away. Eat the food again and the reaction happens again. If you really want to know, see an allergist for testing and discussion.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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