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BettyL.

Allergic To Sulfites, Nitrates, Etc?

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I am highly allergic to sulfur and any of it compounds. I watch the label for sulfites as I am allergic to it. In the 60's & 70's the a lot of buffets, groceries ,etc would spray sulfite on light color foods and I would have a reaction from it. It is now illegal to spray foods with the sulfite compound. After my recent experience I am wondering if part of my problem may to other chemical compounds added to food to keep them fresh. I would think nitrates might be a source. Any thoughts.

Betty L.

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It is a good point you brought up. I read quite a bit about sulfites thinking that was my problem. I am allergic to sulfa drugs. I have always had a strange reaction to wine. I remember reading about sulfites. It is naturally in many foods, so it can be really hard to avoid.

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It is a good point you brought up. I read quite a bit about sulfites thinking that was my problem. I am allergic to sulfa drugs. I have always had a strange reaction to wine. I remember reading about sulfites. It is naturally in many foods, so it can be really hard to avoid.

I learned about sulfites long before I knew about celiac disease. I have had to avoid them. You will find them in light color food, mushrooms, beer, potatoes (partially cook) dried fruits like apricots, peaches, pineapple, etc. I always read the label if sulfites are there, I put the item back. One experience I had ; the doctor wanted to used sulfur for a kidney infection. I told I was allergic to sulifites . He reply this was different and I knew he was correct. A week later I had a bad allergic reaction to it. Since that time I avoid all food with sulfur or any of it compounds.

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