Posted by holly
on September 21, 2000 at 19:58:44:
In Reply to: Re: Allergy/sensitivity to dyes/preservatives posted by Anne on September 17, 2000 at 08:05:14:
: I have allergic reactions to a yellow colouring called annatto (in the US you might called it something else, or give it a number). Anyway, I heard that this colouring is made from Almonds, which is a common allergen. Has your child been tested for nut allergy?
: I also as a child used to get wheezy when I drank orange cordial drinks - but I haven't bothered finding out about this since I can simply avoid this type of drink. I bet it has something to do with another yellow colouring though because it only happened witht he yellow drinks.
It probably is the sodium benzoate (a preservative) in many preparations, including soda, many brands of soy sauce, etc. I am allergic to it also and it gives me hives and eczema. Try what my allergist calles a "cave man diet" - don't eat anything with a list of ingredients and see if that helps. Holly