Sort of OT but latex ?

Posted on: Mon, 05/19/2008 - 5:16am
TwinsMommy's picture
Joined: 03/17/2008 - 12:57

Okay so my son with peanut, egg, and dog allergy was playing with a balloon at a birthday party on saturday. He was sucking on it and when I took it away he was a little red around the mouth (just thought it was from the spit and sucking) but then he starting getting little bumps like little mini hives all around his mouth and chin. Even the next morning his skin was still rough and had bumps...not red but dry skin bumps. OMG am I looking at a latex allergy too???

Posted on: Mon, 05/19/2008 - 9:46am
cristym's picture
Joined: 11/19/2007 - 17:26

Twinsmommy - I would give my allergist a call if I were you.
Good Luck!

Posted on: Tue, 05/20/2008 - 4:55am
Angeliquesmom's picture
Joined: 12/07/2007 - 11:58

My 14 year old son had a similar thing happen with a halloween mask. His face swelled up and he had dry raised bumps like hives all over his face. It lasted for a few days. We now avoid latex and let the dentist and doctors know that he is allergic to latex so they don't use anything with is on him. We also plan to see an allergist to confirm things.

Posted on: Wed, 05/21/2008 - 9:45am
GinaC's picture
Joined: 11/11/2006 - 09:00

Talk to your allergist. I'm not a doctor but I always think its a good idea anyway to avoid latex with a child who has multiple allergies,especially since people who work in healthcare or who have repeated medical procedures are at risk of developing latex allergies because of the repeated exposures.
If your child turns out to have a latex allergy, you will find out that balloons (along with latex gloves) are some of the things to avoid,(you cant really avoid every source of latex in the world) And putting latex in the mouth is a double dose.
Take care,

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