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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Ignorance, mostly...: Sulfites are added to dried fruits to keep them from turning brown; they occur naturally in some things, e.g. Wine & beer. Contrary to popular percep ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not: Red wine is notorious for causing migraine headaches in migrainers. It typically has more to do with compoinds called "tyramines." also, aged cheeses ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sulfites: Some red wines produce sulfites as a byproduct and can cause nasal congestion, flushing and headache. Interestingly, some red wines from the south of ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: Sulfa ( short for sulfonamide) is a common allergy to a class of drugs. Sulfites are additives in wines and some foods. Some people are allergic but ... Read More
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A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Many people are allergic to a variety of preservative agents, particularly sulfites and bisulfites, which are found in many forms of distilled spirits ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
In what way?: There are sulfites in wine which are not harmful. Of course too much of anything will kill you - that includes water and oxygen.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: It would not be concentrated enough even if does get to your urine.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
I may be wrong: But i doubt anyone can answer this.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
They could: Sulfites are compounds that might occur naturally, or be added to enhance flavor or improve preservation. About 1 in 100 people are sensitive to sulf ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Sulfites...: ...Can trigger an attack in preexisting asthma; i don't think they can start asthma from scratch.

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