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Monday, July 27, 2009 rmarrie, Community Member, asks

Q: Does cooking with bottled oyster sauce cause Allergic reaction?

I'm allergic to shellfish and want to make some chinese beef dishes..If I use a store baught Oyster sauce, will i get an allergic reaction? What are some ingredients i need to look for?..I'm currently allergic to Shellfish

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8/ 1/09 4:20pm

If you are sensitive to shellfish, then any contact with it... whether by eating it or by breathing in airborne fumes/dust from it... can potentially cause an allergic reaction that could be severe. So I would urge extreme caution in using the oyster sauce. Cooking while wearing a HEPA-filter equipped mask might help prevent a reaction.


Talk with your allergist if you really want to be sure you're not doing anything that may be harmful.


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By rmarrie, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/04/14, First Published: 07/27/09