Finned fish is one of the most common food allergies. This allergy usually is lifelong. About 40 percent of people with fish allergy experience their first allergic reaction as adults.1
Salmon, tuna and halibut are the most common kinds of fish people are allergic to.
Finned fish and shellfish are not related. Being allergic to one does not always mean that you must avoid both.
1. Sicherer SH, Munoz-Furlong A, Sampson HA. Prevalence of seafood allergy in the United States determined by a random telephone survey. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2004; 114(1):159-65.
About 40 percent of people with fish allergy experience their first allergic reaction as adults.
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