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Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 7:48am
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I went to the dr yesterday, we checked in, went to the bathroom then onto the examining room. I went back out to be weighed, and then my son wanted to be weighed, he grabbed the bars on teh scale then we went back to the room, then I saw his face, and once side of his cheek was broke out, it lasted about 20 min then went away, the funny thing, the nurse said, well does his snack have peanuts in it, to which I said nothing, Like i would bring him a snack with nuts in it!! I know the snack was safe as we have had it for months. Anyway, the RN said that oneo f the nurses earlier was eating peanut butter crackers and maybe touched the wt machine.
We gave him benedryal to be sure.
Therese

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 10:58am
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How annoying! DD had a contact reaction to a kiddie chair in the doctor's waiting room once. Our new pediatrician has a no food policy in the waiting area (YAY!) Not sure what to do about nurses though. Shouldn't they be washing their hands before weighing the next patient??? ICK!
Cathy
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Mom to 7 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 3 1/2 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 12:36pm
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Today my son broke out in hives on one cheek I saw the first few pop out and within minutes almost his entire right cheek was covered. They lasted about 15 minutes or so.
He is my non-pa son. I have no idea what they were from.
I wonder if there was peanut residue on the equipment at your doc's office, or if there is some wacky virus going around. Or maybe my son came into contact with something we don't know he is allergic to yet.
Regardless, the nurses, doctors, whoever, should wash their hands before touching equipment if they have been eating something.

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 5:07am
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Sorry to hear about the reaction. Why not put a call into the peds office, letting them know about what happened and ask them to remind their nurses that hand washing is crucial for the health and well-being of their patients.
Hope it doesn't happen again!

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 10:58am
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How annoying! DD had a contact reaction to a kiddie chair in the doctor's waiting room once. Our new pediatrician has a no food policy in the waiting area (YAY!) Not sure what to do about nurses though. Shouldn't they be washing their hands before weighing the next patient??? ICK!
Cathy
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Mom to 7 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 3 1/2 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 12:36pm
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Today my son broke out in hives on one cheek I saw the first few pop out and within minutes almost his entire right cheek was covered. They lasted about 15 minutes or so.
He is my non-pa son. I have no idea what they were from.
I wonder if there was peanut residue on the equipment at your doc's office, or if there is some wacky virus going around. Or maybe my son came into contact with something we don't know he is allergic to yet.
Regardless, the nurses, doctors, whoever, should wash their hands before touching equipment if they have been eating something.

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 5:07am
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Sorry to hear about the reaction. Why not put a call into the peds office, letting them know about what happened and ask them to remind their nurses that hand washing is crucial for the health and well-being of their patients.
Hope it doesn't happen again!

Posted on: Wed, 08/22/2007 - 10:54pm
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Did you read the label for fruit snacks? Some of them have traces of peanuts. Another thought is could your child be allergic to sunflower oil. This is probably one of the ingrediants in the cheetos. Has he had those before? Or could it be a viral infection like Fifths Disease, we found out yesterday that my son has this. It's a lacy red rash. It starts after the virus is no longer contageous. This is going around by us. I was wondering if he was having a reaction to something new but the rash has a distinctive look to it. But your son may be too young for this virus I'm not sure. Plus the rash isn't that itchy.
I'm just throwing out what different things it could be. I hate mystery hives. I hope you find out what it is and I hope your child is not allergic to something new.
Sometimes a call to the allergist can help figure out what it is.

Posted on: Thu, 08/23/2007 - 9:36am
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What else did he eat that day?
Is his daycare peanut free?

Posted on: Thu, 08/23/2007 - 9:32pm
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He ate his usual bfast, waffel and yogurt. He doesn't really eat lunch at school, but he did eat some jello. Then for snack at school they had plain ritz crackers.
The daycare is peanut free, but the children do bring thier own bfast.
I had to pick him up early from daycare yesterday, he was getting the red splochy spots agian, no hives this time. His cheecks were bright red also.
We are still not sure what this was. COuld have been a virus, so many things to worry about!!
Thanks

Posted on: Thu, 08/23/2007 - 10:27pm
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My son started with a light rash, and it started spreading over a couple of days and then the bright red cheeks and the splotches were darker. This could be Fifths Disease, which is really a harmless virus. Once the rash shows up your child is no longer contagious. I hope it's not a reaction. I went through this three days ago. I was worried that my son was allergic to something new but the rash was not the usual hives he gets.
If you take him to the doctor they can tell right away if it is Fifths Disease virus. I was relieved once we knew what it was. Of course with food allergies we can never be too careful. Good luck.

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