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Mouth burns and stings after eating a banana

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

After I eat a banana, it feels like there are tiny paper cuts on the roof of my mouth, and my cheeks, tongue and lips feel like they're burning or stinging. It's a really odd sensation. Does this also happen to you? 

 

Also, if you have this problem, do you have other food issues or allergies? My allergist didn't want to test for food allergies, and instead sent me to a GI doctor, but I've had lots of gas, bloating and stomach pain since my gallbladder was removed about 2.5 years ago.

 

Thank you!

post #2 of 11

Look into OAS- Oral allergy syndrome.

 

Also, it took me a while to get "back to normal" after I had my GB removed. It was a couple of years. 

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thank you! I will definitely check into this!

 

Did you find you had to modify your diet in any way post-gallbladder surgery?  I haven't found a good balance yet.

post #4 of 11
I have this allergy to bananas. Same with avocados. Watch out for latex! It's pretty fascinating:

http://dmd.nihs.go.jp/latex/cross-e.html

I have this reaction to raw bananas but not to cooked (as in banana bread). However I have a pretty strong aversion to the smell of bananas and avoid 'em altogether.

Oh I also had my gallbladder removed 3 years ago but had no problems afterward. No diet changes required.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Interesting! I'll have to pay attention to avocados and latex!

 

I also have a banana smell aversion, but have enjoyed eating banana bread in the past.

 

I hadn't eaten bananas in a very long time, and only started doing so for the potassium. I'll have to try to find alternate sources (avos were my next choice, but I guess I'll have to make sure I don't have any issues first!).

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

And since you guys are so awesome, what might you attribute an overall heaviness after eating to? Like it feels like someone is pressing down on my face and forearms, and I feel really heavy in my limbs. What does this mean?

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by ceeveg View Post
 

Interesting! I'll have to pay attention to avocados and latex!

 

I also have a banana smell aversion, but have enjoyed eating banana bread in the past.

 

I hadn't eaten bananas in a very long time, and only started doing so for the potassium. I'll have to try to find alternate sources (avos were my next choice, but I guess I'll have to make sure I don't have any issues first!).

 

Do you have environmental allergies? if you have a seasonal ragweed allergy, immunotherapy- shots might help the banana allergy. 

My son is violently allergic to bananas and as time goes on, has developed oral allergy syndrome to EVERY SINGLE cross allergen food to ragweed. Its horrible, as he loves all foods he can't eat. 

I loathe bananas unless cooked. THe smell makes me ill. Guess what i'm allergic too? RAGWEED. 

The list of the cross allergens is as follows: Concubits (cucumbers, zuchini), melons-( watermelon, cantelope, honeydew), raw tomato, banana, chestnuts, avocado, latex, sunflower, chamomile. 

 

post #8 of 11

Ugh. Hope I am not heading in this direction. Bananas have to be just ripe enough or I get a sore mouth too. I do have ragweed allergies (heck I tested allergic to every pollen there is) but it doesn't seem to bother me as much as grass pollen season. I have also wondered a bit about latex allergy because I get asthma if my kids ask me to blow up a balloon and sometimes it makes my lips feel weird. I just don't do it anymore, though having a balloon around doesn't bother me. I have also noticed that I can get itchy from bra straps and underwear bands. But I have sensitive skin overall so its hard to tell if its the latex (who knows if they even have latex!) or if its just irritating my skin cause its hot or scratchy. 

post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by earthmama4 View Post
 

Ugh. Hope I am not heading in this direction. Bananas have to be just ripe enough or I get a sore mouth too. I do have ragweed allergies (heck I tested allergic to every pollen there is) but it doesn't seem to bother me as much as grass pollen season. I have also wondered a bit about latex allergy because I get asthma if my kids ask me to blow up a balloon and sometimes it makes my lips feel weird. I just don't do it anymore, though having a balloon around doesn't bother me. I have also noticed that I can get itchy from bra straps and underwear bands. But I have sensitive skin overall so its hard to tell if its the latex (who knows if they even have latex!) or if its just irritating my skin cause its hot or scratchy. 

 

Latex balloons have latex powder in em, you're probably inhaling a minute amount. 

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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by ilovetchotchkes View Post
 

 

Latex balloons have latex powder in em, you're probably inhaling a minute amount. 

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We had a birthday party today and the kids were playing with balloons and my eyes and face and lungs felt itchy. That is a change for the worse. I am going to avoid it from here on out and when I see my allergist next have him test me. Pregnant right now and I don't want to take a chance of a severe reaction. 

post #11 of 11

Benadryl will help. YAY anti-histimines. And its one of the few drugs that's safe for pregnancy. And hey! it'll help any pregnancy induced insomnia. Silver linings eh? 


If its any consolation, it could also be the fact that it is ragweed season. You might be able to make balloon animals once the hard frost hits. How my allergist explained it to me, was that if you are allergic to ragweed and its friends, when its in bloom and the count is high you are much more reactive. 

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