Vitamins

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DD (PA, TNA, egg and milk allergies) had been taking Safeway store brand multivitamins. Recently the label changed, stating "may contain milk". The ingredients have not changed, just the label, and the milk ingredient is lactate. To be safe we switched brands to one without lactate.

She has been saying that the new red vitamins (not the orange or purple ones) hurt her tongue. The red ones hurt her brother's tongue, too, and he has no food allergies or oral allergy syndrome with any foods. Thinking that this was just an irritation and not an allergy, I told her to take a red vitamin; she took it. (This was probably a mistake beacuse I shouldn't have told a FA child to eat something which made her tongue hurt!) Nine hours later, DD vomited once(no other symptoms, no fever, didn't seem sick). Do you think the vitamin caused a reaction? Would you switch brands again?

On Feb 9, 2007

Could it be an ingredient that colors the vitamin red? I would look for another brand, or at least toss out the red ones.

On Feb 9, 2007

I've found my son sometimes says that something with red dye #40 "tastes hot", so we avoid it. This has happened with vitamins and gumballs.

Gummi Vites (sp?) don't have any artificial colors or flavors and are peanut-safe, but I don't know about the other allergens.

On Feb 9, 2007

BS312- I hope your DD is doing well [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I wanted to give you the info on some safe vitmains you could try if you do decide to switch brands. Do you have a Target nearby? Target brand "children's gummy multi-vitamin" say right on the label "This product contains no wheat (gluten), milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, soy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives." I was very excited to find this product and I hope this helps you!

On Feb 9, 2007

Anyone have any other suggestions for vitamins? We had been using Vitaballs, but seems that they stopped making the flavors my son likes. He is allergic to many fruits and veggies so many of the natural food vits are off limits... Thanks.

On Feb 11, 2007

Thanks so much. DD is fine. Her siblings will take the rest of those vitamins. We looked at the Target gummy vitamins and they seem very safe but they don't have iron. We bought the Target multivitamins with iron...the label looked okay.

On Feb 11, 2007

I just ran into this myself...we got new Centrum kids vitamins and on the back(didn't see it at the store...of course) but it containes Lactose(milk)....grrrrr! So looks like I will need ot run to Target. The kids like thos Gummy vitamins(I don't, the dentist warned us about it sticking in the teeth, cavities) but maybe if we eat the vitamin then brush our teeth(in the am) it will be okay! Thanks!!

------------------ Chanda(mother of 4) Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma) Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma) Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig) Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

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