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I have a wicked prawn allergy; can I kiss my girlfriend after she has eaten said calamitous crustacean?

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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: I wouldn't.

Theoretically if she still has minute pieces in her mouth.
..It could trigger your "wicked" symptoms.

In brief: I wouldn't.

Theoretically if she still has minute pieces in her mouth.
..It could trigger your "wicked" symptoms.
Dr. Brian Novick
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

If you try hard, it shouldn't take too long to figure out a few other times when you can kiss your girlfriend.
But seriously, a significant reaction is a possibility; if you have ever had a life-threatening reaction to shrimp, you absolutely should not. If you had a relatively mild reaction such as a rash around the mouth or a little stomach upset, you can roll the dice if you feel you need to.

In brief: Maybe

If you try hard, it shouldn't take too long to figure out a few other times when you can kiss your girlfriend.
But seriously, a significant reaction is a possibility; if you have ever had a life-threatening reaction to shrimp, you absolutely should not. If you had a relatively mild reaction such as a rash around the mouth or a little stomach upset, you can roll the dice if you feel you need to.
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