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Banana Bag Allergy In Children
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
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 ...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
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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