Does Cooking With Bottled Oyster Sauce Cause Allergic Reaction?

Question

Asked by rmarrie

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

Answer

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.

To your health,

Kathi