Is It Possible That I Am Only Allergic To The Shell Of The Shrimp But Not The Shrimp Itself?

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Is It Possible That I Am Only Allergic To The Shell Of The Shrimp But Not The Shrimp Itself?

Answer

When it comes to allergies, almost anything is possible. But I can tell you from personal experience that I have an itching skin reaction to handling raw shrimp shells, though I have no food allergies from eating it. So obviously for me there is something I'm reacting to in the shell itself.

Talk with an allergist if you want to explore this further or verify a specific allergy trigger.

Take care,

Kathi