I went to the ER last month for a shrimp allergy. I ate a piece of raw shrimp and my throat began to swell up and feel funny. It came to the point where I can hardly breathe. I was told I am not allowed to eat shellfish.
However, I love lobster, mussels, shallots fish and crab I have not had any allergic reaction to any of the above (but only to shrimp), but since what happened to me last month, I would get scared but at the same time, I want to eat the lobster pieces. The other day, I had 2 pieces of cooked mussel from a chinese resturant and I have not had a reaction. (I know I'm a bit stubborn =/ )
I don't know what to do or even how to word my question lol...I guess should I or should I not eat lobster, mussels, etc anymore? I know I HAVE to stay away from shrimp.
I see this post is old, but thought my reply may help someone else.
I am allergic to fish, not shellfish. So, if it lives in a shell, I can eat it. I cannot eat tuna, snapper, cod, anchovy, etc.
The strange thing is, I CAN eat Calamari, which does NOT live in a shell. This breaks the rule.
So, if you have been told you are allergic to one specific type of fish or shellfish as the previous poster, I would taste very tiny bites of whatever you are curious about. Be sure you are home, have some Benedryl or the Epi Pen nearby and good luck!