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If my daughter is allergic to yellow dye #5, does that make her more likely to be allergic to aspirin?
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yellow dye
Tartrazine.Also known as fd&c yellow #5, tartrazine has been suspected as the cause of many reactions.
Recent studies have disproven the thought that aspirin-allergic asthmatics were especially sensitive to tartrazine.

In brief: Yellow dye
Tartrazine.Also known as fd&c yellow #5, tartrazine has been suspected as the cause of many reactions.
Recent studies have disproven the thought that aspirin-allergic asthmatics were especially sensitive to tartrazine.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Slightly more likely
In years past, allergy to yellow dye #5 (tartrazine) was believed to cross-react with allergy to Aspirin in about 10% of the cases.
Reactions can be hives (itchy, raised welts), asthma symptoms (wheezing), etc... More recent information says the cross-reactions are less common, around 2%. That means that out of 100 people allergic to yellow #5, about 2 of them will also be allergic to aspirin.

In brief: Slightly more likely
In years past, allergy to yellow dye #5 (tartrazine) was believed to cross-react with allergy to Aspirin in about 10% of the cases.
Reactions can be hives (itchy, raised welts), asthma symptoms (wheezing), etc... More recent information says the cross-reactions are less common, around 2%. That means that out of 100 people allergic to yellow #5, about 2 of them will also be allergic to aspirin.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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