First reaction today... What now?
My daughter will be 1 year old in a couple of weeks. She has been exposed to and has eaten peanut butter a few times recently without any reaction whatsoever. (I have never personally given it to her, but grandparents, aunts, & others have let her have it.)
Today, I gave her a slice of toast with peanut butter and she almost immediately broke out with a red rash on her face, eyes swelled up, and white bumps formed around her eyes. She responded well to Benadryl, and within minutes she was back to playing and jabbering.
My question is... What do I do now? How could she have had peanut butter on 3 or 4 occasions, and then suddenly be allergic to it? Is this common? Could it have been something else besides the peanut butter? Should I see an allergist or just her regular pediatrician?
I've been reading through some of the posts on this site and now realize how severe a peanut allergy can be. Should I go on about things as I always have and just not give her peanuts?
Any advice would be appreciated.