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Are there hidden dangers if you're allergic to shellfish?

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Fish stock and flavorings like fish sauce (common in Asian dishes) may include fish protein. Some makers add shellfish to imitation meat, like mock crabmeat, for flavoring. Shellfish can also be in medicines, cosmetics, creams, and other foods.

Stay out of the kitchen if someone is preparing shellfish, too. You might be sensitive to a protein that’s released into the air. Avoid steam tables, grills, or stove tops when it's being prepared.

From: 5 Tips to Avoid Hidden Shellfish WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Seafood Allergy."

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network: "Shellfish."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Shellfish Allergy."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 31, 2019

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Seafood Allergy."

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network: "Shellfish."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Shellfish Allergy."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 31, 2019

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