After years of trial and error - and different diagnoses from "experts," I have finally determined that I am allergic to "sulfites" - and there are sulfites in a lot of different things. Food, mostly, but also dental novacaine, some anesthetics and drugs, and almost anything else. This is because they are such good preservatives and don't bother most people. However, the giant hives they can give us, and the asthma, are really terrible if you are allergic. Wine is the worst for me, but fresh vegetables, canned gravies, and most baked goods are almost as bad. Itch is awful, but they can even block your throat or swell up your tongue. Then it's life threatening. There's nothing to do but avoid sulfites, but I hope this helps someone else solve their mystery allergy.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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