BANANA ALLERGY

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mypearl
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   Posted 3/31/2007 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Great now I cant eat banana's.
My lips swelled and tongue, numbness and burning to both. Ended up with wheels (sp) that have been coming and going for the past week. Dr. said I should have went to the ER Sunday but I wasnt short of breath. He said that the prednisone Im taking probably saved my life. Now I have to carry an epi pen all the time not just leave it at home. Still fighting the itchiness and now probably have to go see an immunologist/allergist because banana's are very rare to have such a severe allergic reaction too. I know they would have kept me overnight but I took benedryl and my husband was up constantly checking me. Cant afford more medical bills thanks to still waiting for disability and only having one income.
pearl
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? lupus vasculitis lungs, osteoporosis, c3-4 t1 herniated disks 00, gerd, depression
APLS, hyperthyroid, thyroiditis, complex thyroid nodules, asthma, stiff heart with 4 valve regurg., hemolytic anemia, supraventricular tachycardia
meds:prednisone, plaquinil, imuran, hydrocodone, flexeril, ibprofen, asa, fosamax, prilosec,


mom46
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   Posted 3/31/2007 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
 Pearl,
  (((hugs))) That must have been a terrible experience. I'm glad you were taking the pred at the time since the doc said it probably saved your life. I never would have thought banana's could have that kind of reaction, but we never know. I hope your appt goes well and that itchiness gets alot better soon. Please keep us updated and take care. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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mybodyhatesme
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   Posted 3/31/2007 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
bananas...! that is strange. i'm glad you were ont he predinose and it kept things from getting even worse. hope all the allergy symptoms go away quickly!
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   Posted 3/31/2007 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   

Are you allergic to latex? There is a strong association between the two - also an association between allergies to birch trees and bananas. You might want to read up a bit because once a person has an allergy to bananas there often can be a reaction to kiwi and avocados too, especially if they are allergic to latex.

http://foodallergens.ifr.ac.uk/food.lasso?selected_food=5#summary


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mypearl
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   Posted 4/2/2007 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
ides, Im a R.N., but for the past 5 years, latex products have gone by the way side. Gloves are now or was 5 years ago non latex. So basically I have really come in contact with latex, nor have I with in my home. Since starting the zyrtec, My wheals have disapated (sp) thank god!!!!
pearless
sle 92, fibromyalgia 95, t4 fracture 06, hyperthyroid with nodules 05, pernisious anemia 04,
? lupus vasculitis lungs, osteoporosis, c3-4 t1 herniated disks 00, gerd, depression
APLS, hyperthyroid, thyroiditis, complex thyroid nodules, asthma, stiff heart with 4 valve regurg., hemolytic anemia, supraventricular tachycardia
meds:prednisone, plaquinil, imuran, hydrocodone, flexeril, ibprofen, asa, fosamax, prilosec,


Heidi55529
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   Posted 4/2/2007 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a friend that is allergic to bananas as well, so maybe it isn't as uncommon.

Anyhow, I hope you feel better soon and everything gets under control!
I was diagnosed with Lupus with Antiphospholipid syndrome in Nov 05.
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Cellcept 250mg/4 capsules twice a day, Prilosec 20mg/1 capsule once a day, Plaquenil 200mg/one tablet twice a day, Metoprolol 25mg/half tablet twice a day, Prednisone 10mg/one tablet once a day, Coumadin as directed, Tetracycline 250mg/ two capsules twice a day

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