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Pineapple allergy?

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mumtoem Tue 14-Jul-09 16:50:21

My DD (14 months) has milk intolerance and eczema, but apart from milk seems to have been OK with every food we have given her. Nursery gave her some pineapple and said hives appeared on her neck shortly afterwards. DD does dribble alot so it might have been the juice on her skin that caused the reaction.

I think I need to try her with pineapple again to be sure of what is happening. I am planning to give a small amount, wipe up any dribble straight away and watch for a reaction. If there is no reaction do you think it would be safe to assume she is OK eating pineapple and other citrus fruits and it is just a reaction on her skin?

jenhden Tue 14-Jul-09 22:11:35

i would check with your dr first - i don't want to scare you but my mum had one small piece of crab and was mildly ill (minor stomach cramp and small rash) and the next time she ate it had a very severe anphylactic shock.
Apparantley allergic reactions get worse with each bout.
I wouldn't mess with allergies unless near emergency medical treatment.

MrsBadger Tue 14-Jul-09 22:19:27

Fresh pineapple juice is actually quite harsh stuff (same 'fruit enzymes' you get in facial peels, they break down the surface of the skin) so a reaction to that is actually quite likely.

NB pineapple is not a citrus fruit so don't extrapolate

dizzydixies Tue 14-Jul-09 22:21:03

DH is still allergic to pineapple at the ripe old age of 33 shock

please take medical advice on how best to ascertain whats going on

frecklyspeckly Tue 14-Jul-09 22:24:00

Hello I suspect I have this as I get an unbearably itchy mouth and a skin rash - I appear fine with citrus fuits. I would steer clear of it for dd imo.

I cant touch a kiwi without coming out in hives either.

comewhinewihme Tue 14-Jul-09 22:25:13

My Dd is allergic to pineapple she gets swollen lips and breathless .

She had some by accident last week and does seem to be getting worse .

If you have concerns I would contact your Gp before trying dd again.

misdee Tue 14-Jul-09 22:25:48

see the doc.

dont give her pineapple again until you have sought advice.

themachinist Tue 14-Jul-09 22:27:30

I am allergic to pineapple (hives) and can eat kiwi but not touch it (now thats odd) as it burns my skin terribly. Apparently pineapple is a fairly common allergy so i would be careful. I actually have to eat/drink it in fairly large amounts to get the reaction, a cube or two with cheese doesn't do it, but does look fabulously kitsch! No probs with any other fruit, citrus or otherwise.

Hazelwhirls Tue 14-Jul-09 22:59:11

Pienapple contains enzymes which can upset some people (and break down tough meat) and can be cross-reactive eg with any of a range of fruit, veg and other things including mango, papaya, avocado, sweet chestnut and possibly latex. Doesn't have to be but may be.

girlsyearapart Wed 15-Jul-09 07:28:16

Last time I went to the dietician she said if I wanted to try a new food I could find a clear patch of skin on dd2 eg tummy and rub a small amount of the food on. Wait 5-10 mins and if no reaction then rub a little on their lip and wait again. If still no reaction then try feeding a small amount.

mumtoem Wed 15-Jul-09 09:46:14

Thank you everyone for your replies. I think I will try rubbing a little on DD's skin. If she reacts I will talk to the doctor. If I do not see any reaction I will try putting some on her lips.

girlsyearapart Wed 15-Jul-09 11:36:44

just tried that with banana. no skin or lip reaction but when i gave her a bit to eat big red ring around mouth. you can also put vaseline around mouth before giving

whelk Wed 15-Jul-09 20:46:22

My dd1 was allergic to pineapple. We left it for 18 mo and then tried a tiny bit and she seems to have outgrown it. I would wait especially as pineapple is such an easy one to avoid.

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