Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Zee01 | 2010-03-17


Allergies again

Hello again!

We know for a fact that my 22 month old are allergic to something in bananas and steri stumpies.....
Not dairy as such..... But we have no idea what is in them?

Last night my hubby gave her a little bit of pepsi - the sugar free one.. And she ate my chicken - the steaklets with the sauce in that you bake in the oven, then once again, she coughed the whole night.
That is the only funny things she had yesterday...

Do you by any chance know what they have in common??
I really do not want to test them on her, cause it is a bit rough.

We did a blood tests last year, which did not show anything....
And the ENT said he would like to do it again this year.....
Will it show anything now??

Thank you very much!!!

Expert's Reply



Children can be allergic to bananas but often they are just reacting to the natural chemical called tyramine found in bananas.Tyramine levels are higher in very ripe bananas.From your excellent description of your little girl's symptoms it seems that she may be reacting to a preservative or colouring used in the Stumpies or the sauce on the chicken steaklets. The most likely preservative to cause her to cough like this is sulphur dioxide, but benzyl benzoate can also do this. Try to avoid all foods which may contain these preservatives. Read labels carefully and preferably prepare all your own foods rather than buying factory prepared foods such as the chicken steaklets.

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