1st reaction in a very long time...

Posted on: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 11:37pm
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Friday night was "Parents night Out" at gymnastics. I dropped dd off at 6pm, ds was ill so I took him back home with me. I asked what they were having for dinner, was told Wendy's chicken nuggets and Cheetoes. Dd is ok to eat those items, but something was telling me to make sure it was Cheeto-Cheetoes and not an off-brand, but my son was miserable so I got him home asap.

I picked dd up at 9pm and when we got to the car I noticed she was scratching her hands like crazy. I asked what she had for dinner she said, "Chicken and cheese puffs!" I knew immediatly what it was...the Cheese Puffs! I got home and called gym and asked them to read the ingred. on the cheese puffs and what brand they were. Hill Country Fare (generic HEB) brand and no allergy info listed on the package. They ate at 6:45pm and she only had like 3 cheese puffs..here it was 9:30pm and her hands were swollen, bright red, full of hives. Hives on the back of her legs, and a couple on her face. Benedryl helped, but it took awhile.

When she was 2, she tried Hill Country Fare brand cheese puffs and the same thing happened. Within mins of eating like 4, her whole mouth and both hands broke out in hives. So we have been avoiding that brand. I am still kicking myself for not asking what brand chips they were going to have when I dropped her off. I am learning to always go with my gut-feeling and not to "trust" anyone!

I have emailed HEB regarding their Hill Country Fare brand cheese puffs as this has happened 2ce with no allergy info on the package. Curious if I will get a response.

Posted on: Mon, 11/20/2006 - 12:41am
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How did you treat the reaction?
Peggy

Posted on: Mon, 11/20/2006 - 1:40am
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Yikes! Thanks for sharing your story...it IS a good reminder to use those gut feelings. I hope your DD is doing alright! Hugs...

Posted on: Mon, 11/20/2006 - 1:49am
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Quote:Originally posted by TeddyAlly:
[b]..here it was 9:30pm and her hands were swollen, bright red, full of hives. Hives on the back of her legs, and a couple on her face. Benedryl helped, but it took awhile.[/b]
Wow. That sounds awful. Mariah has never had swollen, itchy/hivey hands like that. How is she doing now?
Does it seem to anyone else that there are many more reactions (than usual) on the boards right now?

Posted on: Mon, 11/20/2006 - 5:14am
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Dd is doing fine now. Thanks so much for asking! Her hives and itching were gone by Sat. morning. I treated her with Benedryl the min I had her home at 9pm that Friday night. Just couldnt believe how long it lasted (6:45pm roughly until at least 11:30pm).
Holidays are upon us, seems it is harder to prevent reactions from Halloween thru Valentine's Day.

Posted on: Mon, 11/20/2006 - 9:30am
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Glad she's better.
Thank you for being specific about the brand. I'll let DH and DS know this is not a safe brand.
If you haven't already, you may want to post it in Manufacturers since there are several of us in Texas.

Posted on: Mon, 11/20/2006 - 11:48am
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Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
[b] Wow. That sounds awful. Mariah has never had swollen, itchy/hivey hands like that. How is she doing now?
Does it seem to anyone else that there are many more reactions (than usual) on the boards right now? [/b]
Teddyally: Sorry to hear about your DD's reaction. Glad she's doing better!
Gail's right; seems like a lot of our kids are having reactions (????)
Hugs to all,
Tracy

Posted on: Mon, 11/20/2006 - 12:41am
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How did you treat the reaction?
Peggy

Posted on: Mon, 11/20/2006 - 1:40am
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Yikes! Thanks for sharing your story...it IS a good reminder to use those gut feelings. I hope your DD is doing alright! Hugs...

Posted on: Mon, 11/20/2006 - 1:49am
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Quote:Originally posted by TeddyAlly:
[b]..here it was 9:30pm and her hands were swollen, bright red, full of hives. Hives on the back of her legs, and a couple on her face. Benedryl helped, but it took awhile.[/b]
Wow. That sounds awful. Mariah has never had swollen, itchy/hivey hands like that. How is she doing now?
Does it seem to anyone else that there are many more reactions (than usual) on the boards right now?

Posted on: Mon, 11/20/2006 - 5:14am
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Dd is doing fine now. Thanks so much for asking! Her hives and itching were gone by Sat. morning. I treated her with Benedryl the min I had her home at 9pm that Friday night. Just couldnt believe how long it lasted (6:45pm roughly until at least 11:30pm).
Holidays are upon us, seems it is harder to prevent reactions from Halloween thru Valentine's Day.

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