Although 𝐟𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 is common, fortunately, it is not as common as other allergies.
Its incidence varies from country to country, and around 40% of people with fish allergy had their first reaction when they were adults.
In 𝘌𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦, less than 0.1% of children have a fish allergy.
𝐂𝐨𝐝 has been the primary source of studies and information regarding fish allergy.
Though most fishes contain this protein, this 𝐃𝐎𝐄𝐒 𝐍𝐎𝐓 mean that an allergy to a fish will lead to an allergy to all fish.
If there were no specific allergens on the table I made, it is because none has been identified yet, though some proteins have been.
Some main aspects to note are the following:
There are cases in which an apparent allergic reaction to fish has normal investigations.
Think of the fish in a 𝘧𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘬!
Dr Costa is a Consultant Paediatrician and fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.