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Banana Allergy Hives
My son developed hives and I wonder if it was because he ate some green bananas. Can hives be caused by a banana allergy?
Generally not: Hives due to food allergy will typically start between 10 and 60 minutes after eating a food, and last for several hours - typically gone by the next day. They will not come back after that, unless the same food is eaten again. Recurrent hives regardless of any recurring ingestion or exposure should be investigated by an allergist. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Think latex: Banana allergy is not very common. Recent development of reactions to banana when you've eaten bananas for years without problems suggest cross-reactivity with latex and a potentially dangerous latex allergy. Discuss this with your primary care physician or consult a board-certified allergist. ...Read more
Banana Allergy: The spectrum of symptoms associated with food allergies can vary, but may range from oral itching and lip, tongue or throat swelling to abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, hives, wheezing, shortness of breath, dizziness and syncope (fainting). Banana allergy is sometimes seen as a cross-reaction in individuals sensitive to ragweed pollen, also reacting to latex, melons, and kiwi. ...Read more
Avoidance: As with any food allergy, the only treatment is avoidance. However, if the allergy is mild (e.g., little more than itching in the mouth when eating it), it may be a cross-reaction from a ragweed allergy. If that's the case, allergy injections will very likely make the itching go away. See an allergist for skin testing, so you can find out what is really going on and what you can do about it. ...Read more
Call your allergist: The purpose of going to be tested is to determine your allergies and the doctors office most likely marked the spots. Typically the office will instruct you on what to expect and what to do following the testing. ...Read more
Non sedating: See an allergist. He or she can discuss with you what medication will work best. There are several otc non-sedating meds that are available. ...Read more
Will allegra (fexofenadine) 180 taken once each night protect against hives and allergies for a full 24 hrs?
Yes it would: But if it doesn't or you need more medicines to control your symptoms, please see your doctor, read the instructions carefully ...Read more
What happens if I have an allergy to cats would i srart breaking out into hives 8 hours after being in contact with cat?
Does a food allergy reaction usually cause hives? I have lost 30 pounds unintentionally and can't stop itching wverywhwre?
I"ve heard nsaids can "bring out" hives, simply because they r prone to do that. Is that the same as having an allergy to them?
Maybe....: That is a tough question. Yes, some people are allergic to nsaids (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) and can get hives. There are some people who are just prone to hives, and sometimes taking an NSAID can trigger them (but not every time). An NSAID allergy can be dangerous. This is something you should discuss with your doctor, and maybe an allergy specialist. ...Read more
My body itching when my body is hot so I always keep my body cool I have something like hives on my back will allergy shots help?
NO: See a DR. You can probably be helped, but start in the right place. No allergist can help you. ...Read more
Took ibuprophen in past with no problem...Last 3 times got severe case of hives .Thought hives were autoimmune...Ibuprophen allergy?
I've developed 3 or 4 medication allergies over the past year (hives, flushing.) my immune sys seems overreactive. Will this continue?
Drug allergy: You need to be evaluated by an allergist to determine that you are allergic to and discuss testing and alternatives. ...Read more
I've had hives all over my body since yesterday. No known allergies. I'm post partum 7 weeks, could that have anything to do with it.
I just had an allergy reaction to a food....I took claritine and clarinase together cos I am breaking out in hives and itchiness.Is that ok?
Antihistamines: Both Claritin (loratadine) and Clarinex are good antihistamines that are approved for the treatment of hives. There is no reason they cannot be used together although usually it is not necessary. If a food allergic reaction is more than just hives, such as cough, wheezing, throat tightness, vomiting, cramping, light headedness, etc, this is an emergency and requires Epinephrine and a visit to the er. ...Read more
Is there a name for an allergy to cold water? I get itching to full blown hives. What tests can they do to determine? Any info on the allergy?
Physical urticaria?: Urticaria (hives) associated with exposure to water has moe than one cause. It may be a non-allergic (physical) urticaria. There are other, even rarer causes. Some may be due to an allergic antibody (ige), others associated with rare diseases. Do symptoms occur with exposure to cold? Do you have any other symptoms? Try an antihistamine before getting wet, but see an allergist/immunologist. ...Read more
I have chronic urticaria hives and im takin telfast 180mg twice a day. As i have had the allergy reaction since aug2014. I need a solution not meds?
Recently forearms have been breaking out in hives at work. Newest medication ive been taking 2 months. no visable bug bite marks. no known allergys?
I get 3 or 4 hives on days when i take nsaids, but i also occasionally get hives on days when i haven't taken a thing. So, is this an allergy or not?
How can u tell if hives r due to drug allergy or just chronic hives? I get hives after taking pills, but also occasionally on days when i take nothing
Hives: This is difficult to answer without knowing what pills you are taking, some can linger in your system. Best to see an allergist and sort it all out. ...Read more
I keep getting hives it's not something im eating because I wake up with them they come at different times happening since I had allergy testing done?
Hives: If the hives have been present for more than 6 weeks, it is called chronic urticaria and 30% of such cases are considered of autoimmune nature, the rest often of unknown cause. Allergy skin testing (other than to one's own serum) or blood test for allergies is usually not indicated . Try antihistamine up to 4x/day. If still having problem, see allergist. ...Read more