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Reaction to apple????
Background info: My almost 5 year old is allergic to PN/TN and soy. She eats fruit ALL of the time and has tested negative many times to all fruits.
She asked for an apple yesterday afternoon for a snack. I washed it with water and scrubbed it with a papertowel and handed it to her. Within minutes of eating it she said she had a "tummy ache" so she stopped eating. We were sitting on the back deck chatting away when suddenly her mouth was surrounded by hives. Within seconds she had about 20 little hives all around her mouth. I quickly took her inside, washed her mouth with soap and water, gave her some liquid Benedryl and watched her. The hives grew in number and then within 20 minutes they had all but dissappeared.
My hubby and I watched her carefully for the next few hours-she laid on the couch and watched TV and said her "tummy hurt". After 2 hours she was fine and up and running.
We are so CONFUSED...what could have given her such a bad reaction?? My hubby asked about the wax covering apples...could it possibley have nut oils in it? Has anyone else's children reacted to apples eaten off of the core? I am terrified to give her apples now-it was frightening to see her break out in hives with something that I expected to be safe for her.
Any suggestions or comments about the mysterious apple reaction would be GREATLY appreciated.
SORRY...I accidently posted this under schools-don't know how to fix it. Should have posted under Reactions/Stories. SO SORRY!!!
[This message has been edited by maddiesmom (edited May 19, 2003).]