Posted by: Angela | 2012/07/02


Additive allergy

After much fighting with dr after dr, pead after pead. I finally got to have an allergy test done on my 18 month old son. FINALLY i got the answer i was looking for. From having a constant runny nose, and a wet chesty cough that NO cough med would clear up. I did the skin test last week and it came back positive for an additive allergy. NOW the hard part is not letting him eat food with these additives. I was told only plain salted chips. He is not allergic to milk, soya, cheese, milk, wheat etc. HOW do i put together a proper eating plan for him, when he is so used to eating food with tomato sauce and spices. PLEASE someone help me.

Expert's Reply



Additive allergies are becoming more and more common. The most common two allergies are to sulphites and to sodium benzoate. Sulphites are found in or on many foods especially dried fruit. Read all labels and avoid buying any foods containing sulphites. Sodium benzoate is a common preservative for liquids including cold drinks and even some medicines. It is the preservative in many antibiotics and antihistamines.Again read all labels and avoid giving your son anything containing sodium benzoate.

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Posted by: Angela | 2012/07/04

Thank you very much for you help Dr :)

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