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Can Strawberries Cause a Toddler to Get a Rash?

My mother in law the other day saw me feeding my 22 month old daughter strawberries and told me not to give her to much cause it can cause her to break out in a rash. Has this happened to anyone or has anyone ever heard of this to be true?

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Hi. Yes, I have heard that strawberries can cause an allergic reaction. I think though that it's more of an old wives tale because both of my kids have successfully eaten them when they were babies.

My daughter and son both experienced a rash after indulging in strawberries. It looked bad, on the legs, arms, and torso but was NOT harmful. It didn't even bother them. I asked the doctor and he said, yes, kids can get rashes but strawberries do not cause full on anaphylactic reactions. Just the rash, and they usually grow out of it.

They are a very common allergy in children, this I do know. I've been told the same thing before. And honestly I've noticed my children do get a rash even now after eating some things, but I think it's due to allergies more than a reaction to the particular food..My kids have excema too so they get rashes easily so I think it also depends on the child.

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I get rashes from strawberries. It isn't very uncommon but if your child hasn't had a problem with it so far, I wouldn't worry about it.

she sould only beak out if she is Allergic to it & benadryl http://www.drugstore.com/templates/brand/default.asp?bran... & http://www.allergyadvice.co.uk/ are 2 websites you can check out but not all kids are alergic, mostly if it runs in the family then the child will have a chance to be alegic to it, but thigs show up at difrent ties n ages it just depends on the child..P.

The amount doesn't matter. If she has eaten it before without a reaction of any sort, she is just fine.

Never heard of such a thing! May be an old wives tale.

some kids can be allergic to strawberries which may cause a rash or other allergic reactions so do watch your little one, more likely is a reaction to the methyl-bromide pesticide that is sprayed on strawberry plants that can cause a reaction. try to buy organic strawberries- they are sweeter too, or wash non- organic strawberries thoroughly. Watch your little one for any allergic reaction after tasting a new food, if no reaction she is probably okay
take care and enjoy the upcoming spring and summer fruit season

Yes, I took my son into emergency a few weeks ago, he had broken out in a rash allover his face and stomach, the doctor said more than likely it was because of the strawberries. Apparently strawberries are high in acidic. For toddlers, it gives the reaction of a rash. My son is 18 months old.

Strawberries are one of those foods that you can be highly allergic to. Be careful with mangos and kiwi too. They are in the same family.

Berry allergies are very common and usually cause a rash or hives. They are also one of the few allergies that has a pretty high rate of dissappearing. My best friend in HS would get hives from strawberries and raspberries when she was a kid but she still ate them when her mom wasn't looking. by the end of HS she got almost no reaction at all.

So it happens but it's very treatable and usually not a big deal.

Yes and no. I have a friend who's daughter is allergic to strawberries. But this is an allergy that she has from the beginning; not from eating too many strawberries. So if your daughter enjoys them, let her. Keep an eye on her if you think there is a rash also keeping in mind that grasses, etc. can cause rashes too. A picnic playdate in the park that results in a rash can have different causes. Good luck.

Hi I.,

Yes, children can get a rash from eating strawberries. But if you have given them before and your daughter hasn't had a reaction, she is probably ok. If its the first time, just give her a little to see how she reacts.

M.

Yes, strawberries can cause rashes if the person is allergic to them. My grandmother is. Because of a family history of being allergic to some foods, I have been causious about giving my sons different foods. Little bits would be enough to test foods. Just watch and see if your toddler has any reaction to the stawberries (like a rash or even a very messy bm - or many of them). If she reacts that way, don't feed them to her. If she doesn't, it should be okay.

Yes, this would be a food allergy. My niece until about age 5 could not eat strawberry anything because it/they gave her a rash. This included any juice that had strawberries in it.

Stop and retry when she is older.
Trish

My daughter got a diaper rash when she had strawberries last week. So I have decided to hold off on giving them to her until she's a little older to see what happens. She's 14 months and they may just be a bit too acidic for her to handle right now. She's ok with raspberries and blueberries though. I would think that if your daughter isn't breaking out she should be ok.

My son used to get a rash around his mouth when he ate them.

Dear I.,
Yes strawberries can give toddlers a rash but only if they have an allergy toward them. Use your own judgement here it affects some children but not all.

He's probably allergic to them. It's not that uncommon.

My daughter, who is not allergic to strawberries, will get a DIAPER rash if she has too many. Perhaps that's what your mom-in-law meant? Otherwise, if she gets a rash anywhere else, I would hold off and try again in a month or so.

your mother in-law may be right. My 3 year old daughter broke out in a rash all over her body after eating about 10 strawberries. On the other hand, my grandaughter (18mos) has eaten stawberries without difficulty, although I advised my daughter in-law to go easy on them.

Good luck

tif

My daughter and son both experienced a rash after indulging in strawberries. It looked bad, on the legs, arms, and torso but was NOT harmful. It didn't even bother them. I asked the doctor and he said, yes, kids can get rashes but strawberries do not cause full on anaphylactic reactions. Just the rash, and they usually grow out of it.

yes it means she is allergic

Hi I., yes I have seen some kids have a reaction to that fruit, also fruits like mangos and peaches only if eaten with the skin attached. Rashes on the face or bumms. None of my kids had this issue and if you have been feeding the baby these fruits and there was not a rash within a few hours then I wouldn't worry about it. My 14 month old eats them by the handful. good luck. -v

Yes, if your daughter is allergic. Just treat it like any other food. Feed it to her and watch for a rash or any other sign of allergic reaction. I think it's an old wive's tale that it's due to the amount of strawberries. If the child is allergic they'll get a rash regardless of whether it was one or ten she ate.

yes it can I'm 51 yrs old and just the other day I ate to many fresh Strawberries and yesterday I was rashing out it doesn't happen all the time mostly when I eat fresh ones. I even clean all my fruit and veggies with (Fruit and vegetable) wash. I've seen this alot in children too.

A child only breaks out in rashes when they have allergic reactions to certain foods. Some say overfeeding a child certain foods can give them diarrea.

If your child is allergic to strawberries, then he could very well break out in a rash, just like any other food allergy. If he's had them and NOT had a rash, then he is fine. Its kind of an old wives tale - however, if he eats too much of them (like 15 strawberries in a day) it could cause him to poop alot, which might give him diaper rash. But no, strawberries will not cause a rash unless your child is allergic to them.

Dear I.,
It is very possible for strawberries to give a child a "rash" or a full-on allergic reaction. If you have given her strawberries before with no problems, it's unlikely it will occur. My sister was dreadfully allergic to strawberries as a child, but fortunately, she outgrew it and now they are one of her favorites. Honey, peanuts, and seafood or shellfish are other things to look out for. If your child has a reaction, you will know! (Strawberries, just like oranges or pineapple, are pretty acidic, so if your daughter gets them all over her face and hands, you should rinse it off fairly quickly because she could get a rash from leaving that juice on her skin too long). Too much of ANYTHING is not a good thing. But strawberries have lots of vitamins so if she tolerates them, you should let her go ahead and have them.

Yes, I think it has to do with the acidity of some fruits, my son used to get hives from tomatoes, cantelope and blue berries as well. He is now 3 and hasn't had any problems with strawberries or blueberries other than diahreha and diaper rash if he eats too many.

the only way I know that she will get a rash is if she's allergic to it.

Sure, as with any food, if they are allergic. If she has eaten if before with no problem (altho sometimes the reaction occurs the 2nd time they've had a food), she's probably fine. Hope she turns out to be fine; strawberries are yummy! I think my son is allergic to them, but then he's allergic to just about everything, so it's no surprise for us. good luck.

Hi I.,

Yes, strawberries can cause a rash if the child is allergic/sensitive to them. Luckily there's lots of other berries to choose from. Food allergies in children are skyrocketing - in my opinion due to environmental toxins that are manifesting in our kids' immune systems.
If you find a rash shortly after feeding strawberries, you'll know. You can isolate any food in a child's diet and track reactions. My daughter has problems with wheat, particularly processed white flour. Tough one because it's in EVERYTHING but processed flour isn't good for you so it's a good thing to eliminate.
Good luck!
T.

My daughter has eczema and she has a rash reaction to strawberries (her lips and the skin around her lips become itchy and red). I'm not aware of her having any other food allergies.

I had a friend whose son was extremely allergic to strawberries. Caused behavioral disorders, elevated respiration and heartbeat, then big crash when the effects wore off. He would also develop bright pink skin on his neck and torso.

You would probably have to have your daughter tested to see whether she does have an allergy.

I've never heard of a problem developing just because of feeding a child too many strawberries, however.

V. T

heck ya! they are very acidic. one of my best friend breaks out in hives when she eat too much. a few are fine.

my friends daughter breaks out with a rash around her mouth. maybe making sure her face is super clean after eating those berries will help too.

i guess the only way to test if she is going to break out is to feed a bunch to her. but i would be more worried about diarrhea.

They are a very common allergy in children, this I do know. I've been told the same thing before. And honestly I've noticed my children do get a rash even now after eating some things, but I think it's due to allergies more than a reaction to the particular food..My kids have excema too so they get rashes easily so I think it also depends on the child.

Yes, I remember that my daughter was about 2 years old and loved strawberries. One time she ate about 1/4 of a flat and sure enough got hives. She is 14 now and still loves strawberries but now she can eat whole flat and no rash. By the way the same thing happened with shrimp.

ABSOLUTELY! Strawberries can cause allergic "rashes" on toddlers IF the toddler is allergic. My 2 year old is allergic to strawberries and gets a purplish "mustache" above and below her mouth after eating them. It's important to understand that not all toddlers will have an allergic reaction, but if they do, take it seriously, as with any allergy. Good luck and happy eating! :)

Hi. Yes, I have heard that strawberries can cause an allergic reaction. I think though that it's more of an old wives tale because both of my kids have successfully eaten them when they were babies.

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