A strange reaction

Posted on: Sun, 02/24/2002 - 11:05am
wood145's picture
Joined: 09/10/2001 - 09:00

My son Dylan had an unexplained reaction this morning. He ate nothing unusual, eggs for breakfast, orange juice and then around 10:30 am 2 Chips Ahoy cookies (the blue bag ones). Around 10:40 he said his arm was itchy and sure enough, there were about 6 hives there and 1 on his back. We gave him Benedryl and they did not progess. This evening they were still there and a few more had popped up. His mouth hasn't been itchy, which happened when he had his first reaction to peanuts, and his breathing is fine. We're not sure if we should call the pediatrician tomorrow or not (assuming the hives are still there and haven't subsided). Any insight out there? Thanks,


Posted on: Tue, 02/26/2002 - 7:21am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Just wondering how things turned out? I would suspect a contact reaction - any chance of that?
Hope all is okay!

Posted on: Tue, 02/26/2002 - 10:06am
wood145's picture
Joined: 09/10/2001 - 09:00

Tammy, we still don't know what caused it. I don't think it was contact, he had on long sleeves where the hives were. I'm wondering now if he could be allergic to something else, like the eggs he had. But he didn't have the itchy mouth so I don't know if it could have been something he ate. He still has the hives but they are not quite as bad, hopefully they will be complete gone in a day or 2.

Posted on: Tue, 02/26/2002 - 10:29am
DRobbins's picture
Joined: 07/19/2001 - 09:00

Karen, I know plain Chips Ahoy are "supposed" to be safe, and my PA son ate the Candy Blasted variety daily before they started making the peanut butter version of the cookie.
After that, we tried the regular, supposedly safe, blue bag plain Chips Ahoy, and my son complained that they made his mouth itch. Now that type of reaction is kind of subjective, so maybe it wasn't a reaction at all, but we've stopped eating those cookies just in case. You might want to consider the cookies a possible source of the allergen and watch him closely the next time your son eats them.

Posted on: Tue, 02/26/2002 - 12:26pm
Tracey's picture
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

i just wanted to add that I have checked out "the blue bags" and everything indicated they are safe BUT anytime my son has tried them they make his mouth itchy. Say no more we never bring them in our home anymore!

Posted on: Wed, 02/27/2002 - 1:25am
wood145's picture
Joined: 09/10/2001 - 09:00

Debbie and Tracey,
Thanks for the info on the chips ahoy. He's always eaten them in the past and had no problems, also his mouth wasn't itchy which is what has happened in the past with a peanut reaction. He will be devastated if he can't have these now, he's very understanding about what he can and can't have but these are his favorites. I will keep a close eye on him, thanks so much for your advice. Kare

Posted on: Wed, 02/27/2002 - 3:15am
river's picture
Joined: 07/15/1999 - 09:00

My son used to get mysterious reactions, (cluster of small hives), between the ages of 2 and 5. They used to drive me batty, but I finally came to the conclusion that they were caused by a combination of a virus and foods that he was very mildly allergic to, (foods that normally don't cause a visible reaction.)
He no longer gets the hives, (now age 6), but he does sometimes break out a two or three red pimple like dots on his face.
Hope this helps somewhat.

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