Anyone have babies showing signs of allergies to apples and peaches?

Laurie - posted on 09/26/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hi! My daughter is 8 1/2 months old and she has been showing signs of being allergic to apples and peaches. When I introduced apples, she developed dark reddish circles under her eyes and seemed to rub her eyes a lot. I couldn't be sure at the time if it was the apples or teething or a cold, etc. so I stopped the apples and tried to reintroduce them just recently. She had similar symptoms again. I introduced peaches recently and she developed a few spots around her eyes and nose. I think it is a reaction to the peaches.



Has anyone else had this combination of allergies? I did some research on the internet and have found some information on it. Has anyone had their baby tested for allergies? At what age did you have them tested? Was your baby allergic to any other foods? My daughter is fine with bananas and pears.



I have a doctors appointment coming up for her so I will discuss it with him, but I was wondering if other moms had some advice.



Thanks!

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Brittany - posted on 09/26/2009

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I baby sat a child who was allergic to apples. It's actually more common than you think. Tell the doctor what you think and have her tested. My neighbors son has a nut allergy that they discovered on accident at 10 months and since then he has been tested by the doctor. Now when he has something with nuts or cooked in nut oil, her gets a rash around his mouth and lips. If your daughter is touching the food then rubbing her face that might explain why it's around her eyes. Maybe she is having a reaction and she touches her eyes because she notices a change there with the feeling thus getting the the fruit juice there and the redness. Definitely ask the doctor if your baby is allergic to apples sweetie!

Krista - posted on 09/26/2009

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To my knowledge, children aren't able to be tested for allergies until 2 years old. If you think she does have an allergy then stop giving her those specific things altogether. You're her mom and you know her best. If in the long run it turns out that she isn't allergic, then reintroducing them should not be a problem.

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Sarah - posted on 02/06/2012

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My daughter had a massive all-over-body rash when she had red peppers for the first time (at 12 months). She had an accidental exposure a could months ago (was in some rice at a restaurant) and got a rash around her mouth and face. Her pediatrician said they won't usually test before 6 or so. I need to have both my kids tested then because I have a shellfish allergy and won't try them on it until they're tested. Keep in mind with allergies, sometimes the first reaction is minor (rash), then can develop into something more severe (anaphylaxis) with further exposures. Good luck!

Greta - posted on 02/06/2012

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Thank you for sharing. My son is 18 months and displays the same symptoms with small red bumps on his eye lids and around his nose down to his mouth. I've noticed this occurs after he's eaten applesauce, had apple juice or apple. It's such a mystery – and very difficult to isolate cause and effect.

Pia - posted on 09/26/2009

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My son was sensitive to sesame seeds and he couldnt handle banana. I did what you did and stopped them then tried again. He's now 3.5 and handles banana well and we've just tried the seeds again and he was fine with that too. It could just be that she's sensitive to these things at a this age. I hope thats the case and its not an allergy. Good Luck

Robyn - posted on 09/26/2009

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Maybe try organic fruit as apples in particular are sprayed with a variety of pesticides and although only a small residue if left after washing it maybe this that is causing the problem.

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