Shellfish allergy and eating out?

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   Posted 8/20/2008 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a shell fish allergy and my allergist says to just becareful of eating out at resturants and other people's home. Is there anyone out there that has this issue that can give me some better advice or more specific. I've literally come to a stand still I won't eat out in resturants and eat at other people's home if I don't see how something is prepared. And forget if there is shell fish served at someones' home I won't go any where near any of the food. HELP this has taken over my life. I carry Benedryl and Epi Pen I want a life again and not be in fear every where I go. Can anyone help me?
 Robin mother of 2yr old son diagnosed in Apr this yr with UC
 He's only on Culterella as of now

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   Posted 8/20/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Rocal,
I share the same allergy. Unfortantly what your allergist said is correct. With anaphylaxis you cannot take any chances. That means strict avoidance. Some people with food allergies do go to restraunts, but you need to talk with the manager and chef to make sure they understand how severe anaphylaxis can be. It is very good practise to not eat what you did not see or make yourself. It definitly puts some what of a hold on life. But then again.... restraunts are only restraunts... have parties and company at your place. You can work around it. And it does get a bit easier. Glad to hear you carry the benny and epi everywhere! Keep at it!!
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