\"burning\" throat feeling - reaction?

Posted on: Sun, 04/03/2005 - 3:16am
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My ten year old dd ate some generic honeycomb cereal (Safeway brand) for breakfast this morning. She complained that she was tired and didn't feel well shortly after eating it. She lay on the couch for about 45 minutes. I didn't think this was all that unusual, since the clocks had changed, and she was not anxious to go to Sunday school. She was also not acting very sick. (She is prone towards exaggeration.)

About 45 minutes later (after we had agreed that she could skip Sunday school) she began complaining that her throat was burning, and she had never felt anything like it. Then she said her stomach was burning also. Mainly it seemed to be her throat. She expressed the concern that she might be having an allergic reaction. I gave her benadryl and sat with her. We checked for hives - none - and no other symptoms developed.

After about 20 minutes she began to gradually feel better. Now she feels fine. She said it was a very uncomfortable feeling and she had never felt anything like it.

Of course I wonder about the cereal. I have gotten complacent about cereal, I realize. Of course I checked the label, and it seemed fine. It wasn't until after this episode that I am thinking maybe there is a problem with the generic stuff. (I know that other people avoid it entirely.)

Does this sound like a reaction? It is tricky, isn't it - it seems that reactions can be so different and can involve so many possible parts of the body.

I will call the company tomorrow. I guess if I am really concerned I could send the rest of it to be analyzed. However, I'm not sure it's worth it. Probably I should just make sure to stick with brand name cereals.

Thoughts, anyone?

Thanks, Miriam

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