Sulphur dioxide, sodium benzoate and tartrazine are well-known additives that may be to blame for these allergy symptoms.
Avoid the following foods:
- fruit juices and dried fruit, which are treated with sulphur dioxide to prevent oxidation
- “droëwors” and “boerewors”, both of which are also preserved with sulphur
- beer and wine
- certain sauces
- and hamburger patties
Make a point of reading food labels to check for these additives.
Read more: The lowdown on allergies and additives