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Banana Allergy Symptoms Adults
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
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
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
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
They are many: There is a long list of foods that cross-react with latex. This means that because of your latex allergy, you may also have reactions to other fruits an d vegetables. Banana is the most common. Also kiwi, pineapple usually it involves itchy tongue, mouth or throat when eating these this is called oral allergy syndrome. See more: http://allergies. About. Com/od/medicationallergies/a/latexfood. Htm. ...Read more
May be: Plantain and banana are from the same family so it is possible to have allergy to both. However, plantain is cooked before it is eaten and could have denatured the allergent during the cooking process. Many people that are allergic to raw apple can eat apple pies (cooked) for the same reason. ...Read more
THEY ARE THE SAME: Essentially.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not usually: Usually the plantain allergy discussed here in the states is to the pollen of the weed English Plantain, not food allergy to plantains (similar to bananas). An interesting fact about English Plantain is that, unlike typical weeds like ragweed that produce pollen in the fall, English Plantain produces pollen both fall AND spring, in a bimodal fashion. This photo is not E. plantain, however. ...Read more
Banana Bag allergy: A banana bag (rally pack) contains intravenous fluids (usually yellow in color) & used to correct magnesium or thiamine deficiency. It usually contains multiple vitamins thiamine, folic acid, and magnesium sulfate in normal saline. I suppose an allergy would mean that one has an allergic reaction to one of the components in the intravenous solution. ...Read more
Is it true that egg and banana shouldn't given to baby until 1 year, no family history of allergy, why?
No: Banana can be given after 6 months of age and egg can be given at 9 months of age. There are no scientific studies that delaying either of these any longer leads to less allergies. ...Read more
Every time I eat strawberry banana ice cream, I have diarrhea. Am I allergic to dairy? To the strawberry only? Is it allergy reaction? How bad?
Impossible to say: If you can eat other flavors of ice cream it is not a problem with diary. Have the issue evaluated or just select a different flavor. ...Read more
When allergy season is around should I stay away from fruits that cross react like bananas, melons? I'm ok on other days when allergies aren't bad
OAS: OAS= oral allergy syndrome, also known as pollen food allergy syndrome. Allergy to pollen can cause oral itching when eating cross-reacting raw fruits and veggies, worse on days when pollen is high. OAS symptoms usually limited to mouth but some patients feel throat discomfort/tingling/itching. Don't necessarily need to avoid those foods, but be aware of your symptoms, take benadryl (diphenhydramine) if needed. ...Read more
My 8y.O. Daughter recently developed allergies to cat and apple, pear & banana (itchy palate) but not to berries/watermelon. Seems like random food?
Oral Allergy Syndrom:
This is known as oral allergy syndrome. And it simply is a cross-reaction to her pollen allergies which is likely trees, grasses and/or weeds. See an allergist for testing and more information.
http://www. Aaaai. Org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions-a-to-z-search/oral-allergy-syndrome-%28oas%29.aspx. ...Read more
No: Allergy tests for food are most helpful if a person has a history of a systemic reaction immediately after eating a food. This may include itchy mouth and throat, vomiting, hives and itching all over, swelling of the tongue or throat, asthma attack and allergic shock. Isolated stomach reactions to foods aren't allergic and don't carry the risk of shock. There are no allergy tests for this. ...Read more
How do I know if I have oral allergy syndrome or something due to my research. Why wouldn't my throat itch when my smoothie contains bananas?
Unlikely: You pfobably do not have an allergy to bananas. The throat does not have to itch even if you have food allergies. You may get a rash or other symptom. If you have been diagnosed with food allergies speak with your doctor. ...Read more
If I have an IgG allergy to banana, would I be okay to use African black soap to wash my face which is made from plantain ash? So far I haven't noticed any issues...
Yes: If you have not noticed any issues you are fine so far. You can use it as long it is not causing any problem ...Read more
After I eat fruits like avocado, bananas, watermelon and mango it feels like my throat swells and some difficulty with breath. Is it an allergy?
Yes: It is unusual since those are not all related kinds of fruits, depending how you group them (pit/stone vs not, tree vs ground, etc.). Consult an allergist for formal testing as there are likely others and your reactions will likely worsen with subsequent exposures, so you may need an epi-pen. ...Read more
I'm going to take a potassium supplement. What's the best max dosage so I don't kill myself. A banana makes me have less muscle pain but oral allergy?
Other foods avail: An oral supplement should be prescibed and monitored by a doctor, after a true need has been determined. There are other potassium rich foods. A list of these foods is provided in this Mayo Clinic article. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/potassium-supplement-oral-route-parenteral-route/description/drg-20070753 I'm happy to have helped. ...Read more
It depends: On what your "allergy" is and if the popsicles are made from natural banana flavoring or artificial flavoring. If you had an anaphylactic reaction, I would just stay away from anything banana, just in case. With more mild reactions, artificial banana flavoring may have no natural banana component and really just be isoamyl acetate, so you may have no reaction at all. Remember it's still a risk. ...Read more
Food alllergy? Hi I have eaten oat biscuit and black pepper and a banana, I am now itchy hair head eye eyebrow?
Maybe: Food allergic reactions have been described with oats as well as other grains. Banana allergy can be associated with latex allergy. Black pepper allergy is fairly uncommon, but spice allergy is likely more common than previously thought as many persons who had reactions just stop eating it and it may not be reported. An allergist can help confirm or rule out the above foods as the trigger. ...Read more