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Strawberry allergy-is it possible?

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SirPuke Mon 22-Jun-09 22:00:47

DD (11months) developed large red patches and a rash all over her chest/tummy yesterday. Although she had no other symptoms or temperature, I assumed it may be the start of chicken pox. However, it had virtually disappeared by this moning. It then re-appeared a short while after her lunch today. Thinking back over her food..she had quite a few strawberries at lunch yesterday and also a strawberry yoghurt at lunch time today. She has never had an allergic reaction to anything so far and we have no history of any food intolerences in the family. DS (5)has never reacted to anything. Just wondering...

TIA!

Katisha Mon 22-Jun-09 22:03:14

I think strawberry allergy is quite common.

giraffesCantRunA10k Mon 22-Jun-09 22:04:16

Definetly possible. Would go to GP. In the mean time obviosuly avoid strawberries and make sure you have piriton in the house incase.

NorbertDentressangle Mon 22-Jun-09 22:09:59

Yes it is possible -I remember a little boy at DS's nursery had a strawberry allergy

SirPuke Mon 22-Jun-09 22:11:46

Thanks. I'll make an appointment in the morning to see GP I think.smile

PerfectPrefect Mon 22-Jun-09 22:12:10

My DTDs reacted to strawberries when they were toddlers...probably more of an intolerance than allergie in my case...it lead to loose stools

JetLi Mon 22-Jun-09 23:12:42

I had this rashy/strawberry allergy as a tiddler - happily I grew out of it as I got older. Hope that's the same for your kiddiwinks - I'd hate to be allergic to strawberries now smile

BottySpottom Mon 22-Jun-09 23:14:19

Yes, my son had this allergy (along with others). He's thankfully outgrown it now though.

Granny23 Mon 22-Jun-09 23:16:13

Another one here who used to come out in red blotches after eating strawberries. Grew out of it but still treat strawberries as a special treat i.e. only a few at a time.

PrettyCandles Mon 22-Jun-09 23:16:20

I was apparently allergic to strawberries as a toddler. I would break out in a patchy lumpy rash. I don't remember it at all, happily I grew out of it!

Olihan Mon 22-Jun-09 23:16:52

DS1 does that Red blotchy rash comes up all over his face whenever he eats them. He also gets it with one of the E numbers (haven't worked out which for sure) because Pranw cocktail & bacon crisps do it, as do LOverheart sweets.

He's never done more than have a blotchy rash for a few hours though so I don't know if that counts as a true allergy or just an intolerance.

giraffesCantRunA10k Mon 22-Jun-09 23:31:37

Hope GP is helpful.

alysonpeaches Thu 30-Jul-09 10:51:45

Just revived this as I think our 10 month old may have it. We have had weeks of red sore bottom with spots which doesnt respond to any of the over the counter creams nor canesten on prescription. Exposure to air, nor omitting wipes doesnt help. She has been having strawberries for a while now and I didnt think anything about it until yesterday when she ate some strawberries, was a bit messy with them and got a rash on her face around her mouth where the strawberry had been. The spots are the same as the spots on her nappy area.

Has anyone else had a baby with strawberry allergy that had sore botty symptoms as well as spots on her face?

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