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I can eat strawberries with no problem but get a terrible rash when i pick them i was told the plant is a concentrated form of the berry y the rash?
Many: Red, juicy, delicious strawberries are one of the healthiest fruits to include in your diet. Strawberries are chockfull of antioxidants and other essential nutrients that can flavorfully help you reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, inflammatory diseases, and birth defects as well as manage your weight. ...Read more
Hemangioma?: I'm guessing you are asking about a red birthmark made up of blood vessels called a strawberry hemangioma, it is not present at birth, usually appears by 1 month as a bright red bump, grows rapidly, then usually disappears by age 9 years. After that it can be removed for cosmetic reasons. Please ask us again if that was not your question! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: There is some evidence that strawberry benefits include vitamin c content, ability to lower blood pressure & high cholesterol, anti-inflammatory properties & high fiber content which may benefit constipation by softening stools, but also reduce diarrhea. Antioxidant content has health benefits. Each person must assess personal response to any food. ...Read more
Occasionally...: If tired or hungry, a snack of strawberries can help one perk up and finish homework, paperwork, or computer work. If a third-grader is procrastinating about his math, an offer of strawberries can get his brain motivated. Of course, it only works if used once in a while. ...Read more
Yes: Some folks develop hives when they touch the leaves of some plants. This is called contact urticaria and is common with juniper, squash, pumpkin and tomato. They don't necessarily have allergy symptoms when they eat the fruit of the plant. I haven't heard of anyone else with strawberry leaf allergy but it's certainly possible. Get someone else to do the picking & enjoy the eating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You can be allergic to artificial flavors which are man-made chemicals and have no relation to a real food ...Read more
I found strawberries in babyfood I bought. I thought babies couldn't have strawberries until older?
Mostly safe to give: Years ago it was thought that delaying the introduction of certain foods would decrease the possibility of a child developing allergies. That is no longer the case. If there is no compelling family history of food allergies it is common practice to start diverse solids, including strawberries at about six months of age. As with any new food, if you see any reaction, discontinue it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible if a baby already having a strawberry mark can he develop another one at the age of 6 months?
Strawberry mark: Yes he can develop other hemangiomas as he gets older. ...Read more