The key to an allergy-free diet is to avoid giving your child the foods or products containing the food to which he/she is allergic. The items that your child is allergic to are called allergens.
A shellfish allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in shellfish. In order to avoid foods that contain shellfish, it is important to read food labels.
Be sure to avoid foods that contain any of the following ingredients:
clam (cherrystone, littleneck, pismo, quahog)
crawfish, crayfish, ecrevisse
lobster, langouste, langoustine, scampi, coral, tomalley
shrimp, prawns, crevette
cockle, periwinkle, sea urchin
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