Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bananas Making my ears itch

Seriously, does anyone else understand this? I used to eat bananas as a kid all the time, everytime my mom would go to the store, she would get some new bananas. They never lasted long inour house, I would eat em up. But now, 20 years later, they are as good as they always were, but I cannot stand to eat them because every single time I do, they make my ears itch. I have never looked up this unusual disorder or whatever it may be. It is impossible to describe the inner ear itch and everyone thinks I am a lunatic. There is some psychological disorders in my family, but common, I'm not crazy. RIGHT? If anyone out there can relate. Pass it along.

8 comments:

  1. I googled "bananas make my ears itch" and your blogged popped up! Hahaha no you're not crazy. They do the same thing to me. I loved them too when I was little, but as I got older I developed an allergy to bananas and watermelon. Not a fan of watermelon, but I recently tried to start eating bananas again and got the same 'ole result, itchy inner ears!!! So no, you're not crazy. :)

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  2. HAH, they make my inner ears / the roof of my mouth itch something crazy. It's actually "fleshy" fruits in general (not sure how else to describe it)... bananas, cantaloupe, other melons, etc.

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  3. I use to have the exact same problem. Itch so bad in the ears that I wanted to shove an icepick in my ears. Whats crazy is that after having this problem for years, it just simply went away.

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  4. its called oral allergy syndrome.... i have the same thing. my ears itch, throat itches, and the top of my mouth itches... horrible feeling. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oral_allergy_syndrome

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  5. Haha I, too, have grown up with people thinking that's a crazy symptom. After 2 bananas my throat would start to swell. Now people think I'm crazy because I say I ate so many bananas that my allergy went away.

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  6. Haha! You're obviously not crazy since I just googled "bananas making my ear itch" and your blog was one of the results, just like the other comment said. I had no idea I was allergic!

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  7. WOW! I am so happy to hear that I am not the only individual being attacked by bananas, nectarines, and Sun chips. My ears and throat felt as if they were being eaten from the inside out! Sun chips and Doritos is even worse, for my throat swells and swallowing becomes almost impossible. Well, I guess I will discontinue all of these items from my future diet. Thank you all for sharing!

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  8. This is so fricking funny I was talking to my daughter about eating foods and how they make your body react. Ice Cream makes me cough bad. I try to eat bananas when I can keep them in our house because of muscle spasms but they make my ears itch so bad and my daughter laughed at me like I was crazy. So I told her and my husband I was going to google it because I am not the only crazy one out there, lol!

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