Is this an allergic reaction?

Posted on: Thu, 05/08/2003 - 2:27am
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My daughter is almost 18 months.

I'm concerned because she's had pb 4 times.
The 1st 2 times she had no reaction.
The 3rd time she got some on her face and I didn't wipe it off immediately - she got a few hives and they went away in less than an hour.
The 4th and last time she had a pb cookie. Of course she got crumbs all over her face and we didn't wipe them off immediately again. She broke out in a few hives around her mouth. They went away after 10 minutes.

I have given her honey nut cheerios - which contain almonds and she has had no reaction at all. Also she's had many other foods which I know may have been in contact with nuts and she hasn't had a reaction.

Am I just in denial? I will ask her dr. at the end of the month when she goes.

Posted on: Mon, 06/16/2003 - 10:46pm
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Hi,
Sorry to see you haven't had much response - I guess you've stumped people on this one! I have never had anything similar (apart from actual bites!!) so I'm not really sure whether this could be allergic. Just thought I would reply anyway to raise it up a bit incase someone else had some ideas. Did the benadryl help? If not, it's unlikely to be allergy mediated.
Sorry I can't be of more help, hopefully someone else will know more!
Louise.xx

Posted on: Mon, 06/16/2003 - 11:24pm
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This might be a long shot but my sister and her kids are just getting over "fifths disease" which is a viral condition that ends up in a rash on the arms & legs and general joint soreness. Unfortuneately, there is nothing they can do for it because it is viral. Benadryl might help with the rash-itching and motrin with the aches. Do you have a reference book for children's health?

Posted on: Mon, 06/16/2003 - 11:53pm
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I just got back from a trip to the mountains to visit my MIL with the kids and she was telling me about her 'allergy' to mosquito's. She showed me her ankle, which was red and swollen. You could see very faint little bite marks, but not your usual raised welt looking bites. The whole ankle was swollen and red. Sounds like what your DD described. Apparently, my MIL's sister reacts the same way to mosquitos. They spend a LOT of time outside up there and have become really diligent about applying insect repellant to avoid being bitten. Luckily, I don't react like that. Looked very uncomfortable!
~Melanie

Posted on: Tue, 06/17/2003 - 10:54am
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Look for small little bites that could be spider bites. This does not mean that they are poisionus but my ex boss is allergic to spider bits and when she was bitten you could not see the bite but her entire arm looked like an elephant trunk it swelled so much it scared the rest of us. She was bitten on the palm of her hand.
good luck

Posted on: Thu, 05/08/2003 - 2:32am
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It sounds like a reaction to me. I would definitely avoid nuts until you can have her tested and find out for sure.
Good Luck

Posted on: Thu, 05/08/2003 - 3:05am
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It also sounds like a reaction to me, as well. Peanuts are not nuts, they are legumes. However, many PA people are also allergic to tree nuts, but some are not. They can be two totally separate things.
My daughter has only reacted to peanuts (and peanut containing products, like Banana Boat Baby Boat Sunscreen) with hives. However, she tested 4++ allergic to peanuts! Continued exposure could and probably will lead to worse reactions, so we avoid all peanut products.
Definitely get tested. Good luck and keep safe!
~Melanie

Posted on: Thu, 05/08/2003 - 3:14am
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Another thing to think about...when my ds has food on his face for a while (no matter what it is) he breaks out in tiny hives (it could even be eczema) because his skin is super sensitive. Just food for thought. Good luck.

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