Was this a reaction to watermelon?
We gave 1 year old DS watermelon on Thursday night with dinner. Immediately we noticed a red rash down his arm, seemingly where the juice had ran down his arm. We did not think too much of it as he has awful eczema and is currently on 1 tsp of Atarax at least 2-3 times per day.
Well then it was time for his bath. We took off his clothes and he was screaming Owwie mommy..no no no....owwie!! He had what could be hives (or just welts) covering his legs and belly. We tried to put him in the tub, only because he had been playing in the mud, and the whole time he cried and said no no. It took me and DH to quickly clean him. Putting lotion on him was awful. Then he pooped, a loose, but not runny, poop and his bottom became very red for the next day. Lots of Desitin on there to make him feel better.
So does this sound like oral allergy syndrome or something else. He also got red around his mouth.
Background info on DS....now 23 months old. Has had eczema for most of his little life, to the point that some nights he will scream for hours. We have posted on here and tried every type of cream, allergy medicine and old wives tale idea that has been suggested. Been referred to dermatologists at 3 Children's Hospitals within 2 hours. Had lots of allergy testing, and they were sure they were going to find more then nuts and very small welt to eggs. (I think they were disappointed that food was not the easy answer). Last fall seemed to have trouble eating citrus type food, would get rash up his arms immediately. Tested negative for allergies to all, but told to remove from his diet until now. So recently am trying some fruits....and now the watermelon thing.
So what do you all think? Do you think the Atarax helped this from being worse? I have read lots of old posts about fruit allergies and OAS and it seems they are more redness around their mouth and stomach stuff versus rashes all over. DS is also not old enough to tell us too much other than he is in pain.
Thanks for any input!!!
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