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COMPREHENSIVE ALLERGY RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE - THE TOP 14 ALLERGENS AND BEYOND

COMPREHENSIVE ALLERGY RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE - THE TOP 14 ALLERGENS AND BEYOND

BENZOATE ALLERGY


Key Allergens

Benzoic acid, sodium benzoate and parabens are all examples of benzoates.

Benzoates are very effective as antifungal and antibacterial agents to give products a longer shelf life, but unfortunately can act as an irritant in some people and can cause contact allergic reactions.

Associated Syndromes

Benzoates are associated with allergic contact dermatitis, angiodema (swelling of the skin) and asthma symptoms.

Cross Reactivity

Sodium benzoate does not occur naturally in food, but benzoic acid is found in dried foods such as prunes, cinnamon, cloves, tea, tomatoes, plums, apples and cranberries.


Resources

Websites

Healthline - What Is Sodium Benzoate? Everything You Need to Know

The Dermatologist - An Updated on Benzoates

Dermnet NZ - Contact allergy to preservatives


Articles and Journals

Review article: cinnamon- and benzoate-free diet as a primary treatment for orofacial granulomatosis, 2011

Contact allergy to preservatives. Analysis of IVDK data 1996–2009, 2011

Allergic contact dermatitis to sodium benzoate chloroacetamide in a sorbolene lotion, 2006

Monosodium benzoate hypersensitivity in subjects with persistent rhinitis, 2004

Sodium benzoate-induced repeated episodes of acute urticaria/angio-oedema: randomized controlled trial, 2004



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