Reaction at birthday party Sunday ,

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By maphiemom on Mon, 05-07-07, 17:24

I posted on the main board , couldn't find this section.
Sophie my 5 yr old attended a birthday party yesterday , very careful mom who is a teacher bought cake from a "safe" bakery, I checked the food for the party it was all fine, but when I picked her up her face was red and hives all around her mouth ,I don't know what did it could have been contact situation a child at the party I didn't ask if they eat peanut butter or nuts at home?? we were told to not let her have seafood, could it be trace seafood? I will call the mom later today and try and figure it out. The reaction was tamed by benadryl , it didn't go past rash and hives but it was much more stubborn than other exposures which went away on their own, I feel fragile today , no more parties until I can get a handle on this , I do see the reactions getting worse, her face is blood shot today and there is some exzema on her chin,which she does not get. The worst part was waiting to see for 6 hours after we picked her up if it would turn for the worst. She hates to talk about it she clammed up when we asked her what she ate. That makes me crazy I see her point but she can't not talk to us about it.
Tomorrow we are going on a class trip to a farm ,I will be there cross your fingers all goes well,I spoke to the owner , a few trees to avoid but seems clear for the most part, but that's what I felt yesterday , I let my guard down.
Guard is up way way up.
Her teacher laughed when I told her the reason I wanted to volunteer for the trip was primarily because of her allergy.They just don't get it.
I decided it was ok to go Webkinz shopping today a little spoiling seemed in order, to make up for her rough break , she has been struggling with her allergy, mostly when dressing for school when she has to wear her epipen belt she hates that thing.
She is feeling fine now and doesn't want to discuss ALLERGY she says.

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By Chicago on Tue, 05-08-07, 00:13

Just a thought - since the reaction seems like a contact one - does she have EAs like to a cat or dog who lives in the house? Even if the cat or dog or whatever is not present the fur and saliva still is....

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By CorinneM1 on Tue, 05-08-07, 17:48

Sorry to read about your daughter's reaction. Just another item to check, did you check the goodie bags? Were there any candies in the goodie bags that were labeled may contains or the like?

My son is also five and I need to nearly wrestle away the goodie bag from him to check before he has anything to eat out of there, although once I remind him why, he hands it over.

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By maphiemom on Wed, 05-09-07, 11:32

She is not allergic to animals, and she did not eat anything from the goodie bags.They are a family that eats peanut butter in the house, so it was either on say a chair or the jumping castle etc. or one of the guests had pb for breakfast and didn't get it all cleaned off.
All went well with the farm not a problem at all, thankfully, and it was very fun.

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