Ok, background: We highly suspect that some kind of preservatives or food additives may be contributing to my 4 yo's behavior problems. At least red 40 has been confirmed so far, but I think there must be others. We weren't able to figure it out over the holidays, but we did have him off all food additives for a long weekend, just long enough to get a glimpse of the child he could become without whatever he's reacting to. Unless that was a coincidence, but he was seriously good, like I've never seen him good. Anyway, I can say more about our situation if anyone has questions, but I'm trying not to turn the background into a novel like I usually do, so here are the questions:
If your child reacts to a food dye:
*What kind of reaction do you see?
*How did you discover this?
*How much does it take to cause the reaction? Is it dose-dependent?
*If he/she eats some, how long does it take to see the reaction?
*How long before it goes away?
*Does he/she have other sensitivities?
*Did he/she every outgrow it?
And if your kid isn't sensitive to dyes, but to some preservative or whatever, I would love to hear about that too!
(edited to add one question I forgot)