Fish allergy

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Find out how to help your child manage a fish allergy.

Key points

  • A fish allergy can be different for each person: for example, some people can eat some types of fish but not others.
  • Most children with a fish allergy do not outgrow it. Consult an allergist regularly to see if there is any change in your child's allergy.
  • Sources of fish include coffee, fried rice, salad dressing and gelatin.
  • To prevent an allergic reaction, always read food product labels, avoid foods if you are not sure of the ingredients and avoid using utensils or containers that might have come in contact with fish.
  • If your child's diet is limited because of a fish allergy, a registered dietitian can offer advice on getting a balanced diet.
Last updated: March 8th 2021