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A fish allergy is not as common as other food allergies, but it is important to take it just as seriously as the others because it can cause the same severe reactions. There is a high degree of cross-reactivity between different fish species, so healthcare professionals often advise their fish-allergic patients to avoid all fish.
There are thousands of species of fish, but fish allergies are commonly related to:
A simple blood test can help your healthcare professional determine what could be causing your reactions. And knowing the true cause of your symptoms now may also help you avoid more serious issues in the future. For example, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the ER every 3 minutes.
Knowing if you’re allergic and what you’re allergic to can help you get relief.