People rarely outgrow seafood allergies


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Interesting. I have a mild shellfish allergy. If it was severe I would already be dead. On a flight from Taiwan to Japan I ate a gray looking dumpling hoping it was pork and immediately had to vomit as it must have had some shrimp in it. Fortunately I was near the restroom. At other times in Japan I got sick without realizing that there were tiny shrimp in my yakisoba or kimchee.

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I understand, Reckless. I've eaten all kind of seafood since I was a kid, no problems. Then one night after shrimp, I had to go to emergency room, at 62 years old! Doc said it can happen at any age, and I can never eat shrimp, crab, nor lobster. I asked about raw oysters, that'd cut me deep if I couldn't eat them anymore. He said wait a year, start small and see. Well, I can eat oysters! So, like a friend said, it's crustacean allergy, not really shellfish. All I know is it's very hard now at restaurants because so many items have shrimp in some form.

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