new allergy???

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2007 - 10:11pm
smudgesgarden's picture
Joined: 02/26/2006 - 09:00

in the past week my son has had red blotches on his face and neck and a little on his chest and he is very stuffy.. to day they look more like pimples and they arnt on his chest any more. no fever. but this morning he woke up with dried blood on his face. not much.

i cant think of any new products or food that we have had. about 2 1/2 weeks ago i challenged him on strawberries and he passed. but even if it was strawberries he wouldnt be stuffy.

could this be seasional allergies?
hes been tested for them two years ago, and they were neg.

bennadryll takes care of the red blotches, but not the "pimples"
im at total loss here.
i think ill call the allergist when she opens up. if he had a fever id call the ped. but he dosnt seem sick, just stuffy and bumpy.

any ideas?


[This message has been edited by smudgesgarden (edited May 03, 2007).]

Posted on: Thu, 05/03/2007 - 2:59am
smudgesgarden's picture
Joined: 02/26/2006 - 09:00

re raising

Posted on: Thu, 05/03/2007 - 3:39am
saknjmom's picture
Joined: 04/02/2003 - 09:00

Could it be fifth disease
molluscum contagium
There is a thread in OT that is recent about a similar set of symptoms minus the blood.
I'll raise it. I think it ended up being impetigo.
It's OT, rash on DS's face is the title. Raised a minute ago.
[This message has been edited by saknjmom (edited May 03, 2007).]

Posted on: Thu, 05/03/2007 - 3:44am
krc's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

I was also thinking it sounded more like something viral than an allergic reaction.
Did you call your doctor?

Posted on: Thu, 05/03/2007 - 3:46am
krc's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Oh, and you said "he woke up with dried blood on face"-- From what? Like a bloody nose or something else?

Posted on: Thu, 05/03/2007 - 4:06am
smudgesgarden's picture
Joined: 02/26/2006 - 09:00

dried blood was from a bloody nose. sorry i didnt say that.
i did call the allergist and she saw him a little wile ago. she thinks its either seasonal allergies or a sinius infection.
she wasnt happy that i challenged him on my own with the strawberries.
oh well. i didnt feel like paying $$$ to have her watch him eat a berry when his reaction is just a rash.
we are going back for enviromental allergy testing in about a week if symtoms continue.

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