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Banana Boat Sunscreen Allergy
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
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
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
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