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He seems to tolerate rice fine - he's had white and brown rice since he was a toddler (he's now 5) and I've never noticed any issues following rice or rice crackers. The only other sensitivity we know of is chocolate (he gets allergic shiners from it) and very mild hayfever. He got tiny bumps all over (not like big welts like hives, just tiny pin prick bumps) after eating shrimp at age 2 so his doc has prescribed an epi-pen just in case he has a shellfish allergy and we just avoid it (his skin testing for shellfish was inconclusive).
I wondered if it was the sunflower oil - interestingly, their website says "safflower" oil as an ingredient, but I'm sure my rice milk in my fridge says "sunflower" oil. He has had chips cooked in safflower oil with no issues, but has never had sunflower seeds or any nuts (although I think he had almond milk as a toddler a few times before I really knew any better). I cook (ie. veggies, perogies, etc.) with canola oil with no issues.
No other issues we know of. It's weird because he eats lots of other things that would contain carageenan, vitamins, vanilla, etc. and has never had issues. He's been eczema free for about a year now (no rice milk, pretty easy). I just find it weird and wonder if it's tied to some kind of allergy/sensitivity we aren't yet aware of...it's something very specific to the rice milk as he eats a lot of other things with no issues, but have one small glass of rice milk and the next day he gets the patches of dry itchy skin on his torso.