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Pseudo-allergic food reactions

Written by Dr Adrian Morris  allergy-clinic.co.uk

"Pseudo-allergic or anaphylactoid food reactions or food intolerant reactions are not IgE mediated, but clinically mimic true food allergy.

As they are not IgE mediated they rarely cause life-threatening anaphylaxis – with the exception of the preservative sodium sulphite.

Reactions include those to the common Food Additives and Preservatives. Foods that cause direct histamine liberation from tissue mast cells.Foods containing high levels of natural histamine or so-called vaso active amines and those foods containing natural salicylate which cause adverse reactions in aspirin sensitive individuals".

Anaphylactic shock Video

               Very well explained video .





The hope of this website is to show clear simple ways to cope with Aspirin Allergy and Salicylate Intolerance and the information provided is designed to support, not to replace, the relationship that exists between a patient and their physician.

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Some Resources

Recipe Books

Salicylate Food Guide.  salicylatesensitivity.com

Friendly food recipe book : Royal Alfred Hospital .slhd.nsw.gov.au/rpa/allergy

Failsafe Cookbook :Sue Dengate -many articles on Food intolerance.  fedup.com.au

Salicylates Forum

Support group:salicylatesensitivity.com/forum/


Dr Morris :allergy-clinic

Food Intolerance: Robert H.LOBLAY and Anne R.SWAIN      sswahs.nsw.gov.au/rpa/allergy

Salicylates in food Intolerance by Anne Swain.PDF pages 376 – 381/Appendices 10 and 11 of her thesis.   sswahs.nsw.gov.au


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