Food additive allergy

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What is food additive allergy?

Food additives may include man-made and natural substances. Additives that my cause reactions include preservatives (sulfites, parabens, nitrates and nitrites, benzoates), color and flavor enhancers (MSG, tartrazine, BHT and BHA) and the sweetener, aspartame. Reactions vary by type and severity.

Common symptoms reported by people with food additive allergy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for food additive allergy

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Who has food additive allergy on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 16 say food additive allergy is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 8
30s 9
40s 27
50s 19
60s 15
70+ 9
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 16
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 11
Female 79

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 43
Not Diagnosed 20

These charts show data from food additive allergy patients who have completed their condition history
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