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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

Banana Bag Allergy (Definition)

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


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What is a banana bag?

See below: Saline solution containing sugar, multivitamins, folate, (folic acid) and thiamine. This is often used in alcoholics to make sure they are rehydrated with nutrients they often lack from a poor diet. It also protects the brain from several serious effects of alcoholism. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about banana allergy?

What do I need to know about banana allergy?

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

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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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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Is it safe to take antihistamines for banana allergies?

Is it safe to take antihistamines for banana allergies?

Yes depending: It depends on the symptoms. Antihistamines will help itching rashes sneezing, runny nose but you may need additional medicine for cough and wheeze. ...Read more

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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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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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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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

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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Banana Bag (Definition)

Banana bag is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more