hives around mouth

Posted on: Wed, 04/30/2003 - 2:52am
momofjen's picture
Joined: 10/07/2002 - 09:00

My dd just developed a few small hives sround her mouth after eating lunch. the only thing she had different was Kraft mayo. instead of Hellmans.
She has pa, tna, and sesame allergy. She is almost 6 and has never (thank god ) had more than a handful of minor reactions. They were all the same in nature, a few small hives around her mouth.
I was wondering if anyone knew if the placement of the hives means anything. Why are they always there?

Posted on: Wed, 04/30/2003 - 6:51am
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

The only thing I can tell you is that my daughter's first pa reaction was hives around the mouth. Her second reaction was anaphylactic. She had one other instance of hives around the mouth after eating tahini (which is made from sesame seeds). She has turned out not to be allergic to sesame so I still don't know what caused those hives. Good luck to you. Miriam

Posted on: Wed, 04/30/2003 - 8:19am
katjam's picture
Joined: 03/29/2003 - 09:00

My son's reactions have always started with hives around the mouth. He has multiple fa's, and that's where they've always shown up first. In two instances the reactions progressed to hives all over the body. I don't know the significance, but I've learned to look at his mouth first.

Posted on: Wed, 04/30/2003 - 9:27am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

I assume the hives appear around the mouth, as that is where the food is being eaten. I know when I have had reactions, my mouth has been very itchy.

Posted on: Thu, 05/01/2003 - 3:30am
KarenD's picture
Joined: 01/11/2003 - 09:00

My ds sometimes gets small hives or exzema around the mouth if he has eaten something messy (fruit, a lot of butter etc.). It seems if something sits there too long he breaks out a little bit, but clears right up.

Posted on: Thu, 05/01/2003 - 3:54am
Fran's picture
Joined: 08/09/1999 - 09:00

Jamie (pa) has gotten hives around her mouth due to certain spices in products (i.e. Hidden Valley Ranch LIGHT). Found out that spices often used in products are processed in "spice houses" that often have nuts/peanuts in the same plant. Almost all manufacturers use spice houses, however, so this is a really tough one.
Stay Safe,

Posted on: Thu, 05/01/2003 - 6:58am
LDR's picture
Joined: 09/28/2001 - 09:00

My 3 yr old daughter is PA only (so far), yet sometimes she develops a red rash around her mouth while eating. At first I was incredibly frustrated, worried that she may be having a reaction and not quite sure how to treat it. This happened after eating tomatoes one time while we were on our way to the allergist. I brought the tomatoes with us. She was skin tested, and it came up negative. The allergist concluded that my daughter just has very sensitive skin. In fact, she reacted to the pricking of the stick when skin tested, even to the control substance (water). Given that she's young, and her eating manners leave a bit to be desired, food often stays on and around her mouth while eating, and can irritate the skin. Of course, you want to make sure that the rash does not consitute a reaction to an allergenic substance, but I offer my story to demonstrate that it is possible that a rash from food is not a true allergic reaction.
Hope this is helpful.

Posted on: Thu, 05/01/2003 - 10:44am
momofjen's picture
Joined: 10/07/2002 - 09:00

Thanks for all your responses. She has never had any reaction other than these very tiny little hives. One to three of them at the most and I swear they are in the exaxt same place everytime. She has only had a handful of reactions in 5 years, thank god.

Posted on: Fri, 05/02/2003 - 3:46am
river's picture
Joined: 07/15/1999 - 09:00

I think we are all pretty much in the dark around those "mysterious hives" that seem to plague many of our PA children.
My son used to get the odd hive around his mouth, usually when eating his home-packed lunch at school. I think it might have been a combination of things triggering a mild allergy to one or more of the ingredients in his lunch.
The good news is that he has shown signs of outgrowing this. And now that he is 7 and in grade two, it has only happened once this year.

Posted on: Fri, 05/02/2003 - 7:20am
cathlina's picture
Joined: 06/29/2001 - 09:00

Many PA's are also allergic to egg. There is egg in mayo.
There must be a shared protein.

Posted on: Fri, 05/02/2003 - 9:36am
ks65's picture
Joined: 03/06/2002 - 09:00

All that I know is that my almost 2 year old ds gets "mysterious" hives here and there weekly. He is on a fairly strict diet and even so, he will get a few hives sometimes on his face. Sometimes after a bath his back gets them. The good thing is that they don't bother him..the bad thing...what the heck are they from? We are EXTREMELY careful with cross contamination of other foods and wash our hands, the table, etc. very well after eating foods that he may be allergic to. So, I don't get bothered anymore by the "here and there hive"....b/c it doesn't bother him and my allergist said that many kids that already have sensitive skin or execema are more prone to getting hives and also if he has a cold or virus he seems to get more hives or reddish skin....Just my thoughts


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