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Is the banana boat sunscreen good if you have a sun allergy?

Is the banana boat sunscreen good if you have a sun allergy?

Sunscreen: With zinc oxide titanium. This will reflect the sun effectively protecting you from the sun. Keep yourself covered well. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Can someone have a banana allergy?

Can someone have a banana allergy?

Banana and latex: Banana allergy isn't common, but can occur especially in individuals that are allergic (ige mediated) to latex. ...Read more

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I think I developed a banana allergy but what are the symptoms?

I think I developed a banana allergy but what are the symptoms?

Mouth itching, hives: Some patients with banana allergies may have cross reactivity with pollen allergies, with mouth itching, but on occasion can also have more serious symptoms such as throat swelling and trouble breathing. ...Read more

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Is a banana allergy common and how do you test for it?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Banana bag allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Banana bag allergy?

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

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Is it true that egg and banana shouldn't given to baby until 1 year, no family history of allergy, why?

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

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My son developed hives and I wonder if it was because he ate some green bananas. Can hives be caused by a banana allergy?

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

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What is the best sunscreen in the US market? My son and I had an allergy reaction on couple of sunscreen such as spray kind and some lotion type.

What is the best sunscreen in the US market? My son and I had an allergy reaction on couple of sunscreen such as spray kind and some lotion type.

Contact dermatitis: Unfortunately, allergies are vary from person to person, so predicting which one is best is difficult. Check the ingredients of the ones that you were allergic to, for ones they have in common. Maybe you can narrow it down. Also, look for 'sensitive skin' products; dye free, fragrance free. Sunscreens designed for babies may be an idea, as well. ...Read more

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What should I use for sunscreen allergy?

What should I use for sunscreen allergy?

Different sunscreen: Look for a sunscreen which has different ingredients. Reactions to sunscreen can be to the active ingredients or to other ingredients such as fragrance. Some sunscreens contain zinc oxide which is often a good alternative. Patch testing by an allergist or dermatologist can help identify the causative ingredient. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my allergy to sunscreen?

What can I do to treat my allergy to sunscreen?

Ingredients: Make sure your sun screen is a physical sun screen not a chemical sun screen. ...Read more

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What are signs of banana allergy?

What are signs of banana allergy?

Often itchy mouth or: Rash or if severe -- trouble breathing or swelling. The symptoms are similar to any food allergic reaction--nothing specific about banana. Check out this link. Http://www. Foodallergy. Org/. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Banana allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Banana allergy?

Banana: Banana allergy as a bona fide food allergy is exceedingly rare. Most often, oral itching or swelling is caused by banana triggering the allergic antibody to ragweed or to latex. ...Read more

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I think I developed a banana allergy but I don't know symptoms?

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

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Are plantain allergies the same as banana?

Are plantain allergies the same as banana?

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

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Are plantain allergies the same as banana allergies?

Are plantain allergies the same as banana allergies?

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

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a food allergy to bananas specifically?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a food allergy to bananas specifically?

Suspect / test: There are a variety of blood tests your physician can obtain on blood that can provide evidence for or against a food allergy. Allergists also employ skin tests which provide a different but helpful set of information. ...Read more