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  • 11 months ago

    RE: Can a person be allergic to Salt?

    I have had so many tests by so many doctors and they all have told me that you cannot be allergic to salt or sodium. However, whenever I come into contact with anything that contains sodium within a few minutes I blow up like a balloon and start getting hives. I just want some answers, but the only answer I keep getting is that "it's not possible." Well then please tell me what is causing these reactions if it isn't the salt?
      • 2 months ago
        The same exact thing happens to me, I get hives all over my face when it gets in contact with any form of salt. Such as tears, sweat, and sea water.
  • 11 months ago

    RE: Can a person be allergic to Salt?

    Have you tried non-iodized salt? I am allergic to iodine and have to be careful to buy salt that isn't iodized.
  • 11 months ago

    RE: Can a person be allergic to Salt?

    Do those things you eat have anything else in common? Like "flavour enhancers" , "msg" or "yeast extract"?

    Do you also get the same reaction if you eat salt, just pure salt without anything else. (yes, it would be disgusting to test...)

    Wish you will find the cause.
  • 11 months ago

    RE: Can a person be allergic to Salt?

    salt may fight infection (sinus, throat, ear, gum, eye, teeth, skin wound) salting preserves meat and prevents food from spoiling.

    from the other side old bacteria's and viruses might be lingering and hiding in the body even from years ago without being detected. they cause physical or psychological conditions. overtime we get used to a week condition and accept that as normal.

    it is possible that any allergy to salt (even the manifestation of high blood pressure) is the evidence that salt intake has created a new battle zone. dust and heat from the battle looks like an allergy .

    this is my understanding from reading a study in a Sweden private medical study many years ago. I forgot all the details.

    if that idea is correct it seems reasonable that an allergic person to salt, should slowly increase the salt intake, drink lots of water to wash out the dead germs to the point he/she is germ free (allergy free).

    therefore an allergy to salt perhaps is the indication of a hidden infection somewhere in the body, nearby where there is an allergy attack. these days there is the idea circulating that salt can fight superbugs. some take salt with megados of vitamin C.

    disclaimer- I am not a doctor and all is only an assumption. sorry for my English.
  • 9 months ago

    RE: Can a person be allergic to Salt?

    my stepson was diagnosed with Nephrotic syndrome - he cant eat anything with high sodium or he'll swell and get hives - might want to go see a nephrologist
  • 9 months ago

    RE: Can a person be allergic to Salt?

    Hi dear. After many years of not having any allergies whatsoever. In October 2017 I suddenly woke up one morning with a swollen face, red eyes and very itchy skin.

    After several weeks of this scare and a process of elimination I figured out that it is processed food with high sodium contents that are giving me the reaction. Such as packet chips, spices, ketch up, non 100% juices, processed sauces, beef, chicken stalks etc.

    So it does bappen. Even ny Doctor had no ideawhat it could be so you are not alone.

    I suspect there has been some recent change in the formula of these things across the industry which we are not told about.

    Reason for finding your search is because I was doing my own research on the matter as well.
      • 4 months ago
        Now I'm not a doctor or anything or a chemist or a biologist. But I thought In order to be allergic to something it has to contain protein?
  • 8 months ago

    RE: Can a person be allergic to Salt?

    I am experiencing the same issue. If I eat food with no salt I don’t have any issues as soon as I consume salt my body swells up. I read that a magnesium deficiency can cause it. The magnesium I purchased had sodium added so I will have to look for a different one.
      • 8 months ago
        I have tried all versions of salt..they all contain chloride. Himalayan, sea salt. So I believe to be the chloride not iodine. I do better with “no salt” it has potassium chloride, only a small amount though. I even react to water with sodium chloride added ( food lion bottled water).
  • 8 months ago

    RE: Can a person be allergic to Salt?

    A otof people have issues with salt. It could be the prussiate soda which is related to cyanide. Added to some salts to prevwnt caking. Also, even just reg salt, many are advised to use less if liver disease, heart or lung disorders. It causes fluid retention and circulation changes. I have health disorders such as heart issues and lung disease, and also I usdd to eat tons of extra salt. I still havemt figured out the appropriate amt i should eat, but whenever i eat too much salt, im suddenly dizzy, circulation changes, heart has to try much harder, breathing worse. I also notice on my face bc i appear puffier, which doesnt seem to occur when i eat less salt. Just as lithium (type of salt) has to be monitored levels, i think that reg salt probably should be also. Not exactly monitored but taken more seriously than it is, bc its really dangerous. but since its not people typically just do whatever with it. Its added to most foods out. Lower sodium foods still have a ton added. Drs are usually not educated on the topic, and everyone else doesn't know what to do either. Itll probably always be one of those things. Some say eat none at all, but people require SOME. Then theres confusion about whether sodium should be obtained when its naturallyoccuring in vegetables for example, or as added salt. About the health issues mentioned though, salt can cause fluid issues involving the liver, cause fluid in the lungs, and around the heart, just to name a few things.And the body causing fluid retention, while its doing that makes the circulation work harder. Im probably not explaining it very detailed, but definitely read about the topic.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Can a person be allergic to Salt?

    I was just diagnosed with an allergy to salt!
  • 3 months ago

    RE: Can a person be allergic to Salt?

    It may be an allergy to Sulphites I.e. preservatives. I have had allergies to E numbers E221 - E228 since I was little. Many processed foods contain preservatives and these are basically different types of salts used to preserve the meats etc to stop them spoiling, enhance the colour and add to the taste. Too much sodium added to a food like bacon can trigger an allergic response. The sulphites break down in the body creating sulphur and you have an asthmatic respiratory reaction. It's taken me years to figure out why certain foods effected me, even when I thought they were safe. A poor diet (in my case even for one day) and then eating something with high levels of sodium (in the form of a preservative in a food like sodium nitrate) can make me swell, heart race, I become very alert whilst being drowsy and dizzy (it's a weird feeling like being drunk), feet swell, skin itches or burns sometimes and the list goes on.

    I add Himalayan salt to a lot of my food as this is generally a safe salt and you need salt to have a balanced diet and for hydration, but it's the times that you eat something with excess salt from a preservative that can trigger a response in my opinion and from experience.

    A lot of food companies now tend to hide preservatives and sugars in foods with creative names to make it look less processed. The less chemicals and the fresher your food, the less likely you are to react.

    I would be interested in what people try to combat their reactions? I have been told that orange juice can be good for the vitamin c, also quercitin (spelling) which is in green leafy veg and also bromelain can help reduce symptoms. I also take molybdenum in a supplement just to help.
  • RE: Can a person be allergic to Salt?

    I also have similar problem with salt. I initially thought it is MSG allergy. Slowly it is getting worse and now my tolerance to salt in any food I take is almost none.
    In about 30 minutes I feel puffy feeling around eye area and it hardly back to normalcy again.