Posted by Laurie
on August 02, 2000 at 10:14:03:
Does anyone know if it is possible to test for allergies and/or sensitivities to dyes and preservatives?? My four year old daughter breaks out in hives after eating some salad dressings and sauces. So far we have been unable to find a common ingredient. The pediatrician we saw said that they can't test for this type of allergy....I don't know why??? Recently she has started breaking out in hives that appear suddenly and disappear just as quickly. She wakes up in the night completely covered and itchy. Antihistamines seem to help but when we stop giving them to her the hives reappear. So far we can't figure out what's causing them. Can anyone help???