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Can I Be Allergic to All Fish But One?

Q: My girlfriend has confirmed allergies to tuna, anchovies, shrimp, crab, clams and mussels. However, she can eat salmon with no issues. Does it make sense that she could be able to eat salmon but still be allergic to virtually every other creature of the sea? If so, could she consider trying squid or escargot? […]

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All About Fish, Shellfish Allergies

It’s an experience that has puzzled thousands of seafood lovers across Canada and around the world: You’ve eaten fish and shellfish all of your life with no ill effects, and then one day, you’re eating some tasty tidbit from the sea – maybe some jumbo shrimp, some butter-drenched lobster, or some fresh-caught salmon – and […]

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Shellfish and Fish Allergies Explored

A quick test: what’s the most widespread food allergy in North America today? If you answered ‘peanut’, that’s incorrect. But you could hardly be blamed given that legume’s notoriety. The right answer is seafood – from fish to crustaceans and mollusks. At a time when every “must-try” new restaurant is an over-priced sushi bar, an […]

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What’s New: Boiling Off Shrimp’s Potency

Researchers in China and Louisiana have tested and compared raw and boiled proteins of a common type of shrimp. They were excited to find that boiling shrimp for 10 minutes reduces the allergenicity of the protein called tropomyosin, the main allergen in shellfish. There would still be protein traces and no one is suggesting that […]

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Fast Facts About Seafood Allergies

The Groups Fish: includes salmon, tuna, cod. Crustaceans: includes shrimp, lobster, crab. Mollusks: snails, bivalves (mussels, scallops, oysters), squid. Cross-Reactions Within a seafood group … Dr. Scott Sicherer, author of Understanding and Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies and associate professor of medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, concludes from […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Food Allergy

Do you sometimes feel sick to your stomach not long after eating? Have you noticed a pattern in the types of food you eat when this occurs? Perhaps you have experienced unexplained skin rashes (known as hives) or vomiting or diarrhea? Does your child refuse to eat a certain food, or complain that it makes […]

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Epinephrine Use Low in Reactions

Many Canadians suffering moderate to severe allergic reactions are not using epinephrine to treat the reaction, says Dr. Ann Clarke an allergist at McGill University Health Centre. Clarke and her colleagues surveyed close to 10,000 Canadians in the Surveying Canadians to Access the Prevalence of Common Food Allergies and Attitudes towards Food Labelling and Risk […]

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Etiquette 101 – No. 2

Dory Cerny has the snappy answer for that allergy “situation.” Situation: There’s a friend at work you’ve often had lunch with. Lately, he’s decided it’s funny to tell the waiter “just bring her some water – she’s allergic to everything else.” How to handle: Before your next midday meal with Don Rickles, prepare a sarcastic […]

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