Are Shrimp And Penicillin Related When It Comes To Allergies? I Am Allergic To Penicillin And I Am Curious As In If I Can Eat Shrimp Without Breaking Out In Hives.

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Asked by Bridgette Meurer

Are Shrimp And Penicillin Related When It Comes To Allergies? I Am Allergic To Penicillin And I Am Curious As In If I Can Eat Shrimp Without Breaking Out In Hives.

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I'm not aware of any direct relationship between shrimp allergy (a food allergy) and penicillin allergy (medication allergy), although it could be possible that farm-raised shrimp are treated preventively with penicillin. Whether that would still be present by the time you eat the shrimp, however, I don't know.

If you are concerned, please discuss this with your doctor.

Best,

Kathi

Answered by Kathi MacNaughton