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Updated ASCIA Sulfite Sensitivity information

29 July 2021

Updated ASCIA Sulfite Sensitivity Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) information for patients, consumers and carers is now available on the ASCIA website www.allergy.org.au/patients/other-allergy/sulfite-sensitivity-faq

This document has been reformatted into a reader friendly FAQ format and includes the following new statements:

  • Some oral medications contain gelatin, and trace sulfite residues from gelatin in medications may cause adverse reactions.
  • Allergic reactions to gelatin can also occur in people with mammalian meat allergy (MMA). 
  • Allergic reactions to sulfonamide antibiotics are very different to sulfite sensitivity. To read more go to www.allergy.org.au/patients/drug-allergy/sulfonamide-antibiotic-allergy

It is important that this document is updated when new information becomes available, as it is one of the most accessed articles (around 5,000 times per month) on the ASCIA website.

 

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