Dissolution My husband is also allergic to aspirin and NSAID's also iodine like in shell fish, shrimp etc. Only takes Tylenol and even then sparingly.
Just wondering what products your wife is consuming that contain yellow dye # 5 ?? candy ?refined foods? Just want to be sure we don't inadvertently eat anything with YD#5 as I hadn't heard about that connection.
Its in so much processed/refined foods, candy, chips, soda, ice cream. Its everywhere and should always be on the label. Ironically it is not in orange cheeses and mustards even though they are not naturally yellow. (exception is a cheese sauce which is then dyed yellow) The connection to asa and NSAIDs is in the physicians desk reference. I had an allergist at the hospital I worked at some 8 years after diagnosis tell me my doctor was full of hooey, so I found it for him. Silly man.
The FDA requires food manufacturers to list yellow #5 and #6 on the label, even though they doubt the likelihood of it really causing an allergic reaction in people, so they say. You also have to watch out for tartrazine, which is also a name for the yellow compound. Red dyes are also to blame for some allergic reactions. Any artifical dyes must be labeled, but if in doubt dont eat the product and if its too late, look on the website or call the manufacturer, they'll tell you if it contains said dyes.
I was diagnosed to the allergy to yellow food dyes 3 months after being diagnosed with the allergy to nsaids and asa and being hive and angio endema free for 2 months. Ive gotten to the point now I can look at a product, like sweet sour dipping sauce in a Chinese restaurant, and see the yellow hue to it, even though the sauce is red.
The allergy to fish and iodine is not related to the others. The asa and the yellow food dyes have the same chemical make up to each others as do the nsaids. One also has to be wary of salisylates, which is in asa and also citrus and bananas. If your allergic to asa you may have a sensitivity to the others.
*NSAIDs= non steriodal anti-inflammatories ie. advil, motrin, naproxen sodium aka Aleve.