Can Bottled Oyster Sauce Cause an Allergic Reaction?


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


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,


You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.