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Sonya

F / 36 years

Belfast

Ireland

Level: Newbie / 5 posts

Posted: Saturday, 17.12.2016 / 1:10

Topic: Sulphite allergy

Hello,

Please, tell me can sulphites cause allergy and how do sulphites cause symptoms?

Thank you!

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Alexandros

M / 34 years

Köln

Germany

Level: Climbs gently / 57 posts

Title: Administrator

Posted: Saturday, 17.12.2016 / 1:13

Topic: Sulphite allergy

Dear Sonya,

It is rare for someone to be allergic to sulphites. However, sulphites can cause allergy-like symptoms in people with underlying asthma and allergic rhinitis. The most common reaction is wheezing, tight chest and cough. The incidence of sulphite sensitivity in the general population is thought to be less than 2%, but this rises to between 5 and 13% in asthmatics.

Severe reactions to sulphites (anaphylaxis) have been reported but are very rare. Some people with urticaria, a type of skin rash, can also experience worsening of symptoms after eating sulphites.

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David

M / 41 years

New York, NY

United States of America

Level: Newbie / 3 posts

Posted: Saturday, 17.12.2016 / 1:15

Topic: Sulphite allergy

Sulphites work as food preservatives by releasing sulphur dioxide, a gas. Sulphur dioxide is an irritant gas that can cause the airway to become irritated and constricted. It is thought that in most people sensitive to sulphites, the gas is released when sulphite-containing foods interact with acid in the stomach. The gas disperses into the stomach but also back up and into the airway, causing symptoms.

Rarely, some people can have IgE antibody to sulphites, which can cause an allergic reaction.

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Sonya

F / 36 years

Belfast

Ireland

Level: Newbie / 5 posts

Posted: Saturday, 17.12.2016 / 1:18

Topic: Sulphite allergy

Thank you, Dr Alexandros and Dr David, but can you tell me what foods and drinks contain sulphites?

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Alexandros

M / 34 years

Köln

Germany

Level: Climbs gently / 57 posts

Title: Administrator

Posted: Saturday, 17.12.2016 / 1:20

Topic: Sulphite allergy

Sulphites are important, as they help preserve many foods and drinks and prevent them from ‘going off’. Sulphites are also used in the production of most wines, as they stop the fermentation process, which would otherwise make the wine turn sour.

Foods which may contain added sulphites include (check labels):

- pickled foods and vinegar
- dried fruit eg dried apricots, prunes, raisins etc
- maraschino cherries
- tinned coconut milk
- beer, wine and cider
- vegetable juices
- some soft drinks
- grape juice
- bottled lemon juice and lime juice
- condiments (bottled sauces etc.)
- guacamole
- dehydrated, pre-cut or peeled potatoes
- fresh or frozen prawns
- some processed meat products

EU food labelling rules require all food sold in the UK to show clearly on the label if it contains sulphur dioxide or sulphites at levels above 10mg per kg or 10mg per litre (or if one of its ingredients contains it). Bear in mind that non-pre-packaged foods (e.g. 'loose' foods or foods prepared on the premises, including takeaways and restaurant food) are also covered by this labelling requirement, but if in doubt, it is always wise to ask.

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David

M / 41 years

New York, NY

United States of America

Level: Newbie / 3 posts

Posted: Saturday, 17.12.2016 / 1:21

Topic: Sulphite allergy

The following food additives contain sulphites; the same chemicals may be found in medications or cosmetics:

E220 Sulphur dioxide
E221 Sodium sulphite
E222 Sodium hydrogen sulphite
E223 Sodium metabisulphite
E224 Potassium metabisulphite
E226 Calcium sulphite
E227 Calcium hydrogen sulphite
E228 Potassium hydrogen sulphite
E150b Caustic sulphite caramel
E150d Sulphite ammonia caramel

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Heisenberg

M / 43 years

Köln

Germany

Level: New hope / 28 posts

Title: Administrator

Posted: Saturday, 17.12.2016 / 13:27

Topic: Sulphite allergy

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Thank you, Dr Alexandros and Dr David, but can you tell me what foods and drinks contain sulphites?

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