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10 Allergy Myths

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People Who Are Allergic to Shellfish Are Actually Allergic to the Iodine

plate of oysters
plate of oysters
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Some people who are allergic to seafood avoid certain skin medications and diagnostic medical tests that use iodine because they fear an allergic reaction. But there is no connection between allergies to fish and shellfish and allergies to iodine. Allergies to fish and shellfish are caused by the protein in them, not the iodine.

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