Is it common for a baby to have food allergy to banana
Allergic reactions to banana can vary widely and can include itching of the mouth and throat, uticaria (hives), angiodema (swelling), cramps, diarrhea, and wheezing. Generally, symptoms develop within minutes of eating the fruit. Although it is uncommon, there is potential for banana to cause anaphylaxis, which can include a serious fall in blood pressure. We strongly advise that anyone who suspects that they or their child has banana allergy should see their pediatrician and request a referral to an allergy clinic. Skin prick tests, blood tests and an oral food challenge may be performed as part of a diagnosis.