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  1. Susan
    Susan at |

    This is great info. Thank you. Alexa had an allergic reaction to Gatorade when she was 2. we watered it down but were on our way to florida and she was suffering from an ear infection. Dr. Recommended it. We thought it was the Red dye 40 but may have been the BVO since she’s allergic to soy. Thanks for the valuable info!

  2. Stacey
    Stacey at |

    Thank you for writing this warning Elizabeth. Our daughter who is 8 was the child that Elizabeth is referring to. She suffered a very serious reaction upon drinking about 1/4 of a bottle of Gatorade. Reese’s soy allergy is relatively new. She is also allergic to Peanuts, Treenuts, Eggs, beans and peas. We had been told oils and lecithen would be okay as they contain no proteins. She has safely consumed the lecithen in forms of candy etc. I actually missed the soy on the Gatorade as it was partially covered by a sale sticker and I was distracted by my two year old throwing a tantrum so I failed to note the covered ingredients. Reese reacted for 4 days. She required decodron, benadryl every 4 hours for 4 days, prednisone and ventolin and missed 3 days of school. Her wheeze and swelling of her throat came back as soon as the meds started to wear off. It was one of her worst reactions to date. I contacted the company, they were very good in getting back to me and even broke down the amount Reese would have consumed. Soy is widely overused and is one of the top ten allergens. I hope companies start to recognize this. When Reese was first diagnosed it was probably the hardest one we’ve had to deal with because they put it in almost everything that is prepackaged, so trusted brands are no longer trusted. We changed our way of thinking about food and about we no longer go to restaurants, but I hope our story will prevent anyone else from making the same mistake I did with the Gatorade.

  3. Rondys
    Rondys at |

    Saved as a favorite, I really like your blog!

  4. Chris
    Chris at |

    Elizabeth added the update in regards to my letting her know that there was milk ingredients in this version of Gatorade. My 11 yr. old son, who drinks Gatorade on a daily basis wanted to try this new version. He opened it, took 3-4 sips but didn’t really care for the flavor. Within a minute of ingesting that little bit his throat and tongue began to itch and his lips began to swell. He quickly read the label and saw that it contained milk. I quickly dosed him with benadryl and within 30 min. or so he was fine. Neither one of us had thought to check the label because he had had Gatorade hundreds of times before. Had he liked the flavor, he would have drank the whole drink down which no doubt would have resulted in a trip to the ER.

  5. Lorel Tarabok
    Lorel Tarabok at |

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