Okay -- my son was diagnosed with pa and tn at 2 - he has never had a reaction really and he is 6-- then we have had 3 reactions in 2 weeks -- however the only common food was white chocolate chips from kellies candies which is nut free.
first one - he woke up from nap and complained of his feet itching -- husband took off his socks and applied hydrocortisone -- feet were red -- about and hour later legs were red and blotchy - nothing else -- now he is also allergic to latex so we just figure the socks were bothering him.
second last week he complained of itching on his leg were he sometimes has excema -- i went to get the meds and then looked at it and he was nreaking out in quarter size hives -- about 5 on each leg and the rest of his legs were red and blotchy -- i gave benedryl and stuck him in the tub.
Tuusday he got off the school bus with a red spot on his cheek - i asked him how he felt and he said fine -- within ten minutes of getting him inside his face was flushed completely red he had large hives on the back of both legs - his legs and arms were red and blotchy and his feet were bright red -- i gave him a bath and benedryl which took about 2 hours to clear things up.
i made the food connection and felt as though if it had possibly been something with peanuts i would have used the epi -- however my son only eats what i send -- i feel confident in this and then these chips were completely safe.
It has been a freaky time and we are going to do some blood testing -- the only 2 ingredients out of the norm were cocoa butter and palm kernal oil -- from what my allergist has said - palm kernal oil is related to coconut to which my son was 2+ to on a spt but has never had.
this has been rough and we are sort of wondering if he has developed more allergies -- he is allergic to peanuts, treenuts, corn, soy, coconut, carrots, cantaloupe, strawberry, apple, banana, latex dog and ragweed.