another reaction

Posted on: Tue, 05/18/2004 - 10:00am
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Hi all, I'm looking for any insight or advice on my ds's most recent reaction. It was Monday evening and this is the 2nd reaction he has had, the first being the one that we found out about his allergies to peanuts and eggs. Anyway, we were in virginia and ate at a resteraunt called the Whaling Company. It is a steak and seafood resteraunt. DS has not had seafood yet because I am afraid for him to try it and has also not been tested for it but has been in resteraunts where it is served before. So I ordered a steak and baked potato which I shared with him, he is only 20 months old. The potato had butter and sour cream on it, he did not like this and usually loves potatoes but I'm thinking that could have been the sour cream which he has never had before. The steak had Lowerys seasoning on it. I spoke with the server who spoke with the chef and both assured me there are no peanut oils/products in anything that we ordered. Shortly after eating ds broke out in hives all over hsi face and his eyes became red and slightly swollen. After a few more minutes he had a few hives on his belly, back and arms. So I gave him liquid Benedryl and we left the resteraunt asap. While leaving the manager again assured me that no peanut products were used and handed me the ingredients off of the Lowerys seasoning box. Nothing looked suspicious except for the listing of spices, I'm not sure what all that includes. We got back to the hotel and the hives started going away but after drinking some milk he vomited. I am thinking it was just too soon for him to have anything??? No epipen was needed thank goodness. So after that long explanation I guess my questions are:

1) Does anyone have any experience with Lowerys seasoning and does anyone think that could have triggered his reaction? What about the listing of spices?

2) Is it possible that there was some "seafood" residue on a plate or somthing he ate off of which may have caused this, could he have had a reaction like that from seafood when not actually eating it?

3) Does anyone have any other theories or suggestions for me???

I am of course feeling horribly guilty, I thought I was on top of this stuff. I think its actaully bothering me more that I don't know what caused the reaction this time, last time I knew exactly what it was right away... I have not called the allergist yet as the office is now closed but plan to tomorrow. I amthinking of asking her to test him for seafood now, any thoughts on that?? Sorry to unload all of this but there is always such great insight and so many good suggestions on this sight I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask. Again, sorry for going on so long but any response would be greatly appreciated, THANKS!!!!

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