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I thought i was sllergic to iodine in fish but i can eat crab

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I thought i was sllergic to iodine in fish but i can eat crab and shrimp. I know i cant eat salmon
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Customer: What else u need. If i smell fish frying i cant breath and breakout in hives. I think i used to eat sardines as a child. Im scared to try anything new due to the serious reactions
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Customer: Not that i can think of
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.
Hello,Thank you for your question.I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.Since when are you having the symptom?Did you have any test?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ive had symptoms for years. I did some blood work for allergies. It said i could eat salmon but when i ate it my throat closed up so im afraid to try anything else
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Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.
Can you name the tests you had?What were the results?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Allergy blood tests. Inaccurate
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the information.Iodine is present in our body, in thyroid hormones.Iodine allergy is not common but idiosyncratic reaction can occur.As you felt symptoms after eating salmon, you may have allergy to some components of it.I feel you need a review by allergist.Fresh blood work, allergy tests can be taken.Those will find out if you have any true allergy.I hope this information helps.If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.Regards.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Why is it that i can eat shrimp and crab. Dont they have iodine
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.
You may be allergic to finned fish like salmon but not to shell fish like shrimp or crab.It is unlikely to be related to iodine.It can be related to protein of the fish.Skin allergy test to fish protein can be taken by allergist.