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Hidden sources for Fish/Shellfish: do you know of any? page 4
Hidden sources for Fish/Shellfish

Posted: Oct 19th, 2010 at 08:11 am

Contains cod, flounder, redfish and wheat


DS1 (age 6) - wheat, rye, barley and eggs
DS2 (age 5) - soy,legumes, mushrooms, peanuts and tree nuts
DD1 - (age 1) - NKA/Beef Jerky Junkie

DH - many food intolerances
Me - eggplant, banana, drug allergies


Posted: Nov 19th, 2010 at 05:06 pm

We confirmed that we've joined this club too. Reading this list is a bit discouraging.

7 yo DD - TN, PN, egg, sesame, avocado, flax, fish, cherry, mango

Posted: Nov 21st, 2010 at 08:38 pm

Sorry about the new allergy hk I know it can be overwhelming. Smiley

Thanks everyone for the updated info.

Me - PA/TNA/Shellfish & too many MFA including carrots, some legumes, blueberries, banana, arugula, some cheeses like swiss, romano, all melons (also highly allergic to mold,grass,trees,ragweed)

DS - is PA/TNA and sesame/poppy/sunflower allergy & legume allergy. New allergies: soybeans & coconut as of Jan 2010

Posted: Nov 22nd, 2010 at 12:51 am

I've seen fish in some cookies from Asia and some rice crackers too.

HK, sorry to hear that you've joined the club. It's frustrating.

Multiple food allergies and dust allergy (that I know of so far.)

Posted: Feb 19th, 2011 at 02:48 pm

Not fish allergic, but have been sick with the creeping crud and eating lots of cold, soft foods.

My Kemp's frozen yogurt has fish oil in it. Not a problem for me, but I thought of all the fish allergic folks here.

Me: Allergic to soy, egg, barley, tomato, orange, apple, cherry, peach, pear, nectarine, banana, canteloupe, watermelon, severe OAS to others, insect bites (severe to horseflies), way too many environmental allergens, and asthma.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2011 at 12:58 am

...speaking of chitin (the stuff shellfish & etc. exteriors are made of)...

I know I am allergic b/c I had quite the reaction to carpet beetle larvae a ways back. I'd consider this 'hidden source' for shellfish allergic folks.

The carpet beetle larvae are harmless, just annoying. They look like little caterpillars, like the size of uncooked basmati rice at their largest (black carpet beetles), all sorts of hairy with big long hairs coming off their butt.

Their hairs are made of chitin, fall off everywhere, and are barbed. I ended up with an infestation in my closet and dresser...wore a nightshirt where one had been crawling around...and woke up with the worst looking "bites" and big old itchy hot hives. After freaking out (bed bugs!!!) (which they aren't) (and which I didn't have) and doing research, I figured out I reacted to the barbed hairs. Further research by contacting my university's "bug man" in the entymology dept. I learned from him that folks with shellfish allergy can react to the hairs like I did. Many many many people freak out and think they are actual bites from bed bugs or kissing bugs.

Anyway --- I know have to get sprayed indoors every other month (using an eco-company at least) for a year to completely destroy them...though this spring I found little black beetles coming in under my door Smiley So I at least I know how they got in and multiplied in the first place.

The eco-pesticide guy, a certified pest control officer, had no knowledge that folks could react to carpet beetle larvae barbed hairs in the first place...they didn't want to keep spraying! I had to show him the emails from the bug man at my university and research online. ***rolled eyes***

Hidden source. This is like cockroaches I guess, hidden source of chitin.


Adult w/ PA/TNA/Shellfish who can't tolerate avocado, mango, or papaya. Going on 35+ years living successfully with the allergies.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2011 at 01:02 am

Another "hidden source" for me, is salmon. I kept getting sick after eating salmon, that I was sure was not cross-x with shellfish.


That salmon EAT shrimp. Duh. Krill = red flesh.

I got skin and RAST tested for salmon...absolute ZERO scores. After the 5th time of getting sick after salmon (what I would call GI anaphylaxis, which is how I react to shrimp) --- I researched.

Salmon eat shrimp (krill). It's no surprise a shrimp allergic person could have issues with salmon or other red-fleshed fish.

So - I stay away from red-fleshed krill eating shrimp.


Adult w/ PA/TNA/Shellfish who can't tolerate avocado, mango, or papaya. Going on 35+ years living successfully with the allergies.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2011 at 08:31 am

... BUT... as another SFA person, I have no issues with salmon (or any other fish if it isn't cross-contaminated)...

though I'm fairly confident that I definitely have had anaphylaxis to shrimp itself.

I've never tried eating krill directly, however... Smiley So I think that this one is probably pretty variable. It might be sensitivity; but I definitely respond pretty dramatically to cross-contamination even in items being cooked near me.

Last Edited by CMdeux Jun 9th, 2011 at 08:32 am

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Posted: Jun 9th, 2011 at 01:23 pm

yeah, I have no idea with the salmon and me. All 4 times it's been salmon cooked at home, I think the 4th time it was from the freezer section. The other times they got it from their back area and not from the case, new gloves, everything. I'm cautious of fish cross-x with shrimp in fish markets.

I wonder if it's about the specific protein I'm allergic to?

Regardless, I don't eat salmon or krill eating fish anymore Smiley


Adult w/ PA/TNA/Shellfish who can't tolerate avocado, mango, or papaya. Going on 35+ years living successfully with the allergies.
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Posted: Sep 6th, 2011 at 12:38 am

Blog Post Strange things made with fish including mugs and tiles:
http://avoidingmilkprotein. blogspot.com/2011/08/fish-and-seafood-allergies.html

Last Edited by rebekahc Sep 6th, 2011 at 03:06 pm