Health Tip: If You're Allergic to Shellfish


If you are allergic to shellfish, you can end up in the hospital if you eat something with a protein found in shellfish.

So be sure to check the ingredient label of anything you eat. Here is a list of ingredients to avoid, courtesy of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital:

  • Crab, crawfish, crayfish, ecrevisse.
  • Any type of clam, including cherrystone, littleneck, pismo and quahog.
  • Abalone.
  • Lobster, langouste or langoustine, scampi, coral or tomalley.
  • Mussels, oyster, scallops or any kind of mollusk.
  • Shrimp, prawns or crevette.
  • Cockle, periwinkle or sea urchin.