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Can I eat shellfish if I have a fish allergy?

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Ask your doctor if any fish or shellfish is safe to eat. Don't try out any kinds on your own, though. That could cause severe allergic reactions.

From: Tips for Life With a Fish Allergy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

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

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Fish."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Fish Allergy."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 26, 2018

SOURCES:

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

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Fish."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Fish Allergy."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 26, 2018

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