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  1. David Mumper
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    I suffer an itchy skin rash over my entire body when I drink more than a couple of glasses of red wine. Are you suggesting that SOBUR will counteract the sulfites? I don’t know the date of the information above, hoping you have some new ideas on countering sulfites. Thanks. Dave

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    1. Ryan
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      How long typically does your rash take to go away??

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    2. Leslie Steil
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      Our Daily Red Wine is a wonderful option for those with sulfate sensitivity

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  2. Naomi
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    When I drink some red wines I get a nasty hacking cough either immediately or later when I go to bed. It only happens with some wines eg Shiraz, merlot. Other wines such as Bordeaux, temperanillo are fine for me. I have also just made the connection between itchy eyes and red wine. Last night I had a small glass of Malbec and first had itchy eyes, then itchy all over. Took a antihistamine but today I’ve been left with tightness in my chest. I’m not sure it’s the sulphites in my case because the Reds that I can drink without any problem also have sulphites in. Unless they are at less quantities.?!? Quite confusing, and very annoying.

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  3. Remo
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    I may get a hard time breathing sometimes after drinking some wines. It might be a light symptom (thiuggt it could last until the next day), or a really savere one where I can barely breathe (usually, not that bad). What’s interesting is that with some wines I don’t get this at all, but I’m not sure if it depends on the type of wine or the winery and the aditives (like sulfites) in its wines. For instance, I may drink a whole bottle of Malbec and don’t get any symptoms or half of bottle of other types and get a hard time after it.

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  4. Brandy
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    I have a rash on my face from it. Anyone else have this happen?

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    1. Peter Jackson
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      No. But I have all the other symptoms identified here. 50 years ago I only found SO2 in fruit juices and cheaper white wines whereas it very difficult to find any wines without it. Generally, I find that Spanish red wines give much less trouble than, for instance, French reds. It’s scandalous that producers are not obliged to show the dosage they have applied.

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    2. Michelle
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      Yes I do plus swollen lips

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      1. Reg
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        My lips too…they itch then dry up and peel

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    3. Mick Locke
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      I’m battling with a blotchy red rash on, believe it or not, my right facial cheek. The left one isn’t so bad but I’ve started to notice redness on my cheeks and nose which I’ve started to treat with germoline. Some days are worse than others and I drink cider/beer most nights. This has been bothering me for 12 months now and, as a bloke and a singer/DJ in the public eye I sometimes have to brush my face with the wife’s foundation or talc just to tone the redness down before going out as I’m quite aware of it. Considering becoming a tea-total as I have a feeling it may be something to do with the sulphites in the drink. Great! 🙁

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    4. Maureen
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      Yes. I have exact same symptoms, plus itchy eyes and dry, cracked lips. I never had a bad reaction to wine in my whole life, but I think i’ve developed an allergy in the past year because my face will develop red itchy hives after a few glasses of white wine.
      I personally feel it’s my body’s way of telling me to avoid drinking, as it had become a bit excessive at times during the last two years.

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    5. Kim
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      Yes. I have the rash on my cheeks, chin, and around my nose. It stings. Still trying to figure out what wines I can eliminate!

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  5. Gabby
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    Hello There! I highly recomend the üllo wine purifier! Amazing, no rash, no flushed Face, no headaches , no hangover! Try it!

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    1. Gianna
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      Does ullo really work?? That looks like my only hope as I can’t see giving up wine entirely.

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  6. Susan Smail
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    Does anyone suffer from attacks of hives after drinking French red wine. It’s taken me weeks to realise that I have not been bitten extensively but that I have an allergic reaction. I can drink Spanish reds without any problem and this is the first thing ever to affect me.

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  7. Janice
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    I start itching around my neck area first, then my lips start swelling and my throat feels like it is closing. This happens even if the wine was used in cooking.

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  8. JohnnieLou Kuykendall
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    Within 2 or 3 minutes of drinking a sip of wine, my head starts itching on the very top! My sisterinlaw also has sulfite sensitivity and the area below her thumbs on both hands gets very red.

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  9. Krista
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    I wish I could have a glass or two like some have said. I can’t drink anything with alcohol or eat anything with sugar alcohol in them. I can’t eat at most restaurants. Even using instant mash potatoes is dangerous for me. Within minutes of taking in something with sulfites inside I know by the burning rash that starts on my right check of my face and it just spreads to my chest. The more I intake the worse the symptoms become. I have even blacked out and woke in a sweat, my body was trying to remove the sulfites by sweating it out. Scariest experience. Now after I accidentally intake sulfites I get my burning rash right away (looks like I got a sun burn in mins) and congestion and feel so sick for days after with gas and chest pains. Out of all the things I am allergic to, this allergy is my lest favourite. Sucks the fun out of life.

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  10. Amanda Stewart
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    I only seem to do this with cheaper blush wines. I can drink white zinfandel with no issues…however the blushes I buy when trying to save a few bucks because they taste similar. The cheap blush has almost killed me and we didn’t know what it was causing me to break out until we read this article! Thank you for your information. Now I lnow how to steer clear of cheaply made blush imitations.

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  11. CHERYL-ANNE
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    Hi. I’ve only recently developed this allergy to sulphites. Was snacking on dried pears and within an hour stomach started cramping severely, the room Started spinning and i blacked out. Same thing happened when i had a glass of red wine. Started getting hives and intense itching on hands and feet. I stopped having red wine but found that other food products like bottled lemon juice which i see also contains sulphites also affects me. Went fishing yesterday and put some of the bottled Lemon juice on my hands when I got back to remove the smell of bait . I didn’t sleep all night with the hives and itching. I’m trying to find out if anyone has used anything that has helped with the hives and itching.

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  12. CHERYL-ANNE
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    I don’t even need to ingest the sulphites to have the itching . Skin contact sets it off as well. Even found that detergent and soap containing sulphates also cause the hives and itching. Would be grateful if anyone knows of what to use to stop the hives and itching

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  13. Jennie Gorman
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    I suffer allergic reaction in the form is streaming nose clear mucus enough to fill a swimming pool 🏊🏽 🏊🏾‍♀️ it’s endless. Sometimes this reaction lasts for hours however it can last half an hour to an hour if I stop drinking. It’s socially embarrassing as I need half a loo roll to blow my nose constantly and really not attractive on a night out with friends or a date. I tend to need my inhaler as well with wines I consume in England. When abroad it doesn’t last as long I guess because there are more sulphites needed to get bottles of wine to England. I find the reaction happens with white red and prosecco. But not champagne or spirits or beer. When I drank local wine in puglia which was like syrup and totally different in consistency I had no problem. This reaction to wines only started in the last handful of years. So I think sulfites in wine must be a relatively recent thing?! I have had athsma from birth so the wine industry must have changed what it is doing to the wine at factory level as I haven’t had symptoms until recent years?!

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  14. Jody
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    I just started getting itchy pustules that appear on random parts of my body a few months ago. I’m wondering if it isn’t that wine growers use Round-up more frequently and it is now getting into the wine. That would explain why it has been affecting more people in just the last few years and also that I used to get similar reactions when I sprayed Round-up on the grass and weeds on my beach in windy weather while wearing shorts. I thought they were spider bites back then.

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  15. Kelly
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    I’m thinking i am having the same issue. The past 2 months, out of the blue, my lips are getting dry, red and swollen after wine. I’m trying to do a food diary and other foods, specially chips, are causing the same reaction. Need to determine if it’s just wine, or all alcohol. I really hope not! Doctors are at a loss and just say to stop what i think is causing it, easier said than done. Could an antihistamine before wine help? It does not help after wards unfortunately. Has anyone found this to be short term or is this sensitivity permanent?

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