Childhood Diseases

Posted by: mummy | 2008-12-22


banana allergy

on saturday i gave my ten months old girl a piece of banana to eat, she developed an instant itching rash ( frog like skin) amd her mouth turned red and became very hysterical suddenly. I gave her panado and after bathing her she become okay cold this be caused by banana or it a cause to worry im so confused

Expert's Reply



Yes, your baby is very allergic to bananas. The next time she has a banana the allergic reaction can be much worse and even interfere with her breathing. Do not give her any banana at all! To be on the safe side you should not eat banana either as she may even react to you kissing her after you have been eating bananas.She must not have bananas until she is at least 5 years old and even then she must first be tested for banana allergy using a blood test called the RAST.You need to have an antihistamine syrup at home in case she eats or even touches banana by mistake. Use Zyrtec syrup 2.5ml if she accidently eats any banana.

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