Overcoming seafood allergies?
July 7, 2010 3:06 PM Subscribe
Since I was about 12 I've been allergic to seafood, after previously being fine with it. It would cause me to be really, really sick ... as in the worst case of food poisoning one could imagine, but no anaphylactic shock. I'm beginning to believe that my allergies may be specific to crab as I recently had shrimp and did not get sick. How do I test which seafood allergies I have? Anyway to do this safely?
posted by geoff. to Health & Fitness (9 answers total)
When I originally got sick, it was blamed on food poisoning, but subsequent attempts (all in my early teens) lead to same symptoms: namely throwing up until I had nothing and then dry heaving for hours. Thinking back, all my attempts were crab-based. I tried shrimp this past weekend and did not get sick.
Any tests out there I can take? Would it be safe to try oysters or lobster?Would someone have just a crab specific allergy?
In case it is not obvious, a seafood place has opened down the street and the smells are killing me.