New peanut allergy in toddler- scared
We just found out on Sunday that my 16 month old son has a peanut allergy. He had previously had a bite of a peanut butter cookie and had no reaction at all. On Sunday, however, he had a cracker with peanut butter. He was fine for the next 1 1/2 hours so I assumed he would have no reaction. I put him down for his nap and about an hour and a half later I heard him moving around. When I checked on him I noticed that he had hives on his face. I then saw that his chest, back, and neck were covered in hives. Thankfully, he did not have any swelling or trouble breathing. We called the doctor immediately and we were told to give him Benadryl. Luckily, the Benadryl worked and the hives were gone in a couple of hours. The next day we picked up 2 Epi Pens and he will see an allergist in March. I am terribly worried. Any advise would be appreciated. Thank you.
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